Marty Krofft Dies: ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’, ‘Brady Bunch Hour’ & ‘Land Of The Lost’ Producer Was 86

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Marty Krofft, producer of shows like H.R. Pufnstuf, The Brady Bunch Hour, The Banana Splits and Land of the Lost, has died. He was 86.

Krofft, who produced many classic shows for children alongside his older brother Sid, died of kidney failure on Saturday in Los Angeles, his family announced.

After working on The Banana Splits, Krofft and his brother Sid, went on to create Saturday morning television programming geared toward kids. In 1969, the Krofft brothers began producing H.R. Pufnstuf which followed other shows like The Bugaloos (1970), Lidsville (1971), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973) and Land of the Lost (1974).

Other shows that Krofft produced alongside his brother included Far Out Space Nuts (1975), The Lost Saucer (1975), Donny & Marie (1976), The Krofft Supershow (1976), The Brady Bunch Hour (1977), Pink Lady and Jeff (1980), Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980), Pryor’s Place (1984), D.C. Follies (1987), Land of the Lost (1991), Mutt & Stuff (2015) and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (2016).

In 2003, Marty and Sid were awarded the Lifetime Career Award at the 2003 Saturn Awards for being the creative minds behind the beloved fantasy shows on television. In 2018, Marty and his brother received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and in 2020, they both received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in celebration of their “Golden Anniversary.”

Earlier this year, Krofft received the Annual Julie Award at the 2023 Dragon Con in Atlanta.

Krofft is survived by is brothers, Harry Krofft and Sid Krofft; daughters Deanna Krofft-Pope (husband, Randy Pope), Kristina Krofft and Kendra Krofft (husband, Lou Moreno); five grand children (Taylor Pope, Karson Pope, Griffin Pope, Georgia Zander, Drake Zander) and one great-grandchild, Maddox Nichols.

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