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TV's Sherwood Schwartz dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. television writer and producer Sherwood Schwartz died Tuesday of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son said. He was 94.

The Los Angeles Times and TMZ confirmed his death.

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The New Jersey native is best known for creating "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island," as well as penning the iconic theme songs for the sitcoms.

An Emmy Award winner for his work as head writer on "The Red Skelton Show" in 1961, Schwartz also served as a script supervisor on "My Favorite Martian" and was a writer and producer for "Harper Valley PTA."

TMZ said he was surrounded by his family when he died Tuesday.

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