Archive for Brady Bunch

Sherwood Schwartz

Posted in Hillside Memorial Park with tags , , on November 2, 2018 by Cade

November 14, 1916 – July 12, 2011

“I was faced with a major decision—writing comedy or starving to death while I cured those diseases.” -Sherwood Schwartz

Sherwood Schwartz tried to pay his way through college by writing jokes for Bob Hope. Hope derailed the education of a promising young doctor by offering him a full-time job on the writing staff and all we, the general TV-watching public, got out of it were two of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. Schwartz moved on from the Bob Hope radio show to write for Ozzie and Harriet and Red Skelton before finding his ultimate success in television: creating and producing, first, Gilligan’s Island and then The Brady Bunch. Both shows went on to entertain millions and – thanks to Schwartz’s syndication deals – generations that followed. He even co-wrote the iconic theme songs for both shows just for good measure. Continue reading

Florence Henderson

Posted in Westwood Memorial Park with tags , , on August 27, 2018 by Cade

henderson1February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016

It can be hard to go your entire career being associated with one character or one performance. For Florence Henderson, being the spokesperson for Wesson cooking oil for 2 decades was a defining persona and the kind of role every struggling actor covets. A gifted stage actress and singer, Henderson made a splash early on with performances on Broadway and televised productions of musicals. She appeared in game shows and on talk shows and was instantly recognizable in any household thanks to her long tenure with Wesson.

Continue reading