The star of "Maude," a creative force behind "MASH," a talk show host and the creator of "Gilligan's Island" were among those announced Thursday for induction into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.
"Their respective careers have stood the test of time and their accomplishments extend over decades," said Mark Itkin, chairman of the academy's selection committee.
Bea Arthur, a two-time Emmy-winning actress who starred in "Maude" and "The Golden Girls"; Larry Gelbart, who helped develop "MASH" for television; Merv Griffin, who hosted his own talk show for 23 years and also created the game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune"; Sherwood Schwartz, the writer-producer behind "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch"; and two former chief executive officers of Capital Cities/ABC, Thomas Murphy and Daniel B. Burke.
"This year's inductees have each helped shape our industry and are an inspiration for everyone involved in our business," said John Shaffner, academy chairman.