Hollywood Reacts to Sherwood Schwartz’s Death on Twitter
When news spread that Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island creator Sherwood Schwartz died at the age of 94 on Tuesday in Los Angeles, Hollywood took to Twitter to pay their condolences, including some alums of Schwartz’s projects.
Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson, who played Carol, tweeted: “Sherwood had a wonderful family who loved and respected him. I know his BB family felt the same way. He will be greatly missed.”
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Gilligan’s Island actress Tina Louise, who played movie star Ginger Grant on the sitcom, reflected on her time working with Schwartz: “Sherwood Schwartz brought laughter and comfort to millions of people. Gilligan's Island was a family. He will be in our hearts forever.”
Members of the Brady Bunch cast, including Barry Williams and Maureen McCormick, remembered the prolific writer-producer.
“As much as Robert Reid [who played patriarch Mike Brady] was like a dad to me, Sherwood was like a grandpa,” Williams said. McCormick told The Hollywood Reporter: “My mom, father and I would all go to Sherwood for advice because he always had a great answer. He’d tell you that you’d have the answer within; he’d always tell you how to turn something around to make it a positive.”
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Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet wrote, “U gave me my first and most memorable "hey what's this thing for" thoughts: Marcia, Mary Ann, Sam the Butcher.”
Saturday Night Live head writer Seth Meyers said: “If it wasn't for him, I would have spent a lot more time outside as a kid.”
Martha Plimpton, star of Fox’s Raising Hope, wrote: “NOOOO! RIP Sherwood Schwartz! Life's most valuable lessons we learned from you: Always bring at least 40 sequined gowns w u on a 3hr cruise.”
The Shield and The Chicago Code creator Shawn Ryan watched Schwartz’s shows during his childhood: “I grew up on reruns of Sherwood Schwartz's shows. RIP to a true television legend.”
Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, currently appearing on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, was saddened by the news of Schwartz’s death. “Loved that show,” she tweeted on Tuesday. “I WAS Marcia Brady who just happened to be deaf.”
The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller all took to Twitter to carry forth the news to their followers.
The Price is Right host Drew Carey simply wrote: “Sad.”
Supernatural actor Jim Beaver wrote: “RIP Sherwood Schwartz, creator of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, and a very, very nice man.”
“Loved his shows,” What Not to Wear co-host Stacy London wrote.
Comedians Randy and Jason Sklar tweeted: “RIP Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz. We blame the tiki doll.”