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Saturday, March 8, 2008

What took so long?

Sherwood Schwartz, one of the great legends of television, had his star added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. My only question is, why did it take so long?

Schwartz, according to the Associated Press, wrote, re-wrote and produced more than 700 television shows in his long career.

He was the brains behind pop culture icon hits "Gilligan's Island" in the 1960s and "The Brady Bunch" in the 1970s -- shows that live on in reruns today. Yet it took nearly 34 years after "The Brady Bunch" went off the air for Schwartz to be recognized on the Walk of Fame. Heck, even troubled pop singer Britney Spears was honored with a star back in 2003 when she was just 21 years old.

On hand to congratulate Schwartz for his honor, shown in the Associated Press photo above, are Florence Henderson, left, who played mom Carol Brady in "The Brady Bunch," and Dawn Wells, who was Mary Ann Summers in "Gilligan's Island."

Check out the list of recent honorees and 2008 recipients for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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