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Albert "Al" Schwartz
Vital Information
Name: Albert "Al" Schwartz
Birthname: Albert Schwartz
Born: 29 November 1910
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey
deathplace: Hollywood, California
Career Information
Occupation: television writer
Family/Personal information
Known for: Emmy award winner, 1961
Wrote episodes for The Jackie Gleason Show, Gilligan's Island and Petticoat Junction, among other TV series
Character/Series involvement
Series inolved with: The Brady Bunch TV series
Job with series: Wrote 14 episodes in Seasons 1-5

Albert "Al" Schwartz (29 November 1910 - 25 March 1988) wrote 14 episodes of The Brady Bunch TV series throughout the show's run on ABC-TV, beginning in Season 1 with the episode "Kitty Karry-All Is Missing"; his final episode was "Welcome Aboard" in Season 5. An Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, television producer, and director, Al was a writer for The Red Skelton Show,[1] where he and other writers won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1961 and were nominated for the same award in 1962.[2] He also wrote scripts for The Jackie Gleason Show, The Milton Berle Show, Gilligan's Island, Petticoat Junction, and many other television shows and made-for-TV movies throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.[3]

Earlier in his career, Schwartz wrote for Bob Hope's radio program, The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope.[4]

He was the brother of Sherwood Schwartz, the creator and producer of Gilligan's Island, and Elroy Schwartz, a comedy and television writer.

References

  1. "Red Skelton Reveals His Secret Of Being Funny For 10 Years". St. Petersburg Times. August 4, 1960. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ndsmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GnkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7220,995695&dq=al-schwartz+red-skelton&hl=en. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  2. "Red Skelton Show". Emmys. http://www.emmys.com/shows/red-skelton-show-1. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  3. "Al Schwartz (1910-1988)". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0777129/. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  4. Nachman, Gerald (1998). Raised on Radio, p. 144. Pantheon Books, New York. ISBN 037540287x.

External links

Al Schwartz at the Internet Movie Database