Posts Tagged ‘Gilligan’s Island’

Russell Johnson Obituary

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


Russell Johnson, 89, ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Sage, Dies




New York Times
January 16, 2014


Russell Johnson, an actor who made a living by often playing villains in westerns until he was cast as the Professor, the brains of a bunch of sweetly clueless, self-involved, hopelessly naïve island castaways, on the hit sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died on Thursday at his home in Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 89.


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Sherwood Schwartz Obituary

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011


Sherwood Schwartz dies at 94; ‘Gilligan’s Island’ and ‘Brady Bunch’ creator



Comedy writer and producer Sherwood Schwartz also wrote the memorable theme song lyrics for the wacky tale of a shipwrecked ‘three-hour tour’ and the story of the marriage between a ‘lovely lady’ with three daughters and ‘a man named Brady’ with three sons.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2011


Sherwood Schwartz, the comedy writer and producer who created “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch,” which have remained two of the most enduringly popular TV series in worldwide syndication, died Tuesday morning. He was 94. 


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