He was the creative genius that brought us the family friendly programs Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch, among many other TV hits, and it was just released that TV legend Sherwood Schwartz has passed away at the age of 94 earlier Tuesday morning.
Sherwood has lived a long, fruitful life and has touched many lives through his hit TV shows we love to watch over and over again. He has forever left a lasting impact on the entertainment world with his TV sitcoms and catchy theme songs of both Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch, and will be missed.
According to KTLA, Sherwood died of natural causes in his sleep around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning and was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
Sherwood has left a lasting legacy in the TV world with his best known work being the creator, producer and theme song co-writer of Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch. He won an Emmy for his work as a writer on The Red Skelton Show in 1961, and was immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.
Continue on to hear the TV theme songs Sherwood Schwartz co-wrote and where he got his start.
Sherwood began his entertainment career in radio before switching to TV. He worked as a writer for Bob Hope’s radio show and also worked on the radio version of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
His most well-known accomplishments of his career were the two TV sitcom hits in which he created, produced and even co-wrote the catchy theme songs to. Listen to the theme songs below to remember the life and legacy of this great TV legend.
Brady Bunch theme song:
Gilligan’s Island theme song: