Sherwood Schwartz, who created the TV sitcoms Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 94. Fresh Air remembers the TV producer and writer with excerpts from a 1988 interview.
Radio and television writer Sherwood Schwartz. Schwartz began writing for radio on the Bob Hope Show in 1939. When television came along, Schwartz wrote for such comedy hit shows as "The Red Skelton Show," and "My Favorite Martian." He won an Emmy Award for his comedy writing from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1963 Sherwood created, wrote and produced the hit series "Gilligan's Island." He was also responsible for “The Brady Bunch.” (REBROADCAST FROM 8/26/88)