TV Producer and Creator Marty Krofft Passes Away at 86


Marty Krofft, the creative force behind popular children’s television shows like HR Pufnstuf and The Bugaloos, has died at the age of 86 due to kidney failure, leaving behind a legacy of colorful and imaginative programming.

The Legacy of Marty Krofft

Marty Krofft, known as the ‘King of Saturday Mornings,’ has passed away at the age of 86 due to kidney failure, his publicist Harlan Boll confirmed. He was the creative mind behind beloved children’s television shows such as HR Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Land Of The Lost, and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Together with his brother Sid, they founded Sid and Marty Pictures, producing a wide range of fantasy-themed children’s shows and primetime programs including the D.C. Follies series, the Donny and Marie Show, and The Brady Bunch Hour.

Honors and Achievements

Throughout his career, Marty Krofft received recognition and awards for his contributions to the television industry. In 2018, he and his brother were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, and in 2020, they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their remarkable impact on the entertainment world.