Today marks the 90th birthday of Gilligan’s Island and Brady Bunch creator/producer Sherwood Schwartz!
During his close to 6-hour Archive of American Television interview, Mr. Schwartz discussed his early years where he hoped to become a doctor, but soon found himself writing for Bob Hope. He talked about his work on shows including The Red Skelton Show, I Married Joan and It’s About Time. He discussed in detail the creation, casting and production of the two cult classic situation comedies, Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch and their later incarnations and spinoffs. The interview was conducted by Dan Pasternack in Los Angeles, CA in 1997.
Happy Birthday, Sherwood, from your friends at the Archive of American Television!
So many of us grew up with his shows and many of the shows’ characters and catchphrases have entered the pop culture lexicon. What’s your favorite?