Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall
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Marshall in San Antonio, TX, January 2008
Garry Kent Marshall

(1934-11-13)November 13, 1934[1]
DiedJuly 19, 2016(2016-07-19) (aged 81)
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationActor, director, writer, producer
Years active1961–2016
Spouse(s)Barbara Marshall
(m. 1963–2016, his death)
Children3 (including Scott Marshall)
RelativesPenny Marshall, Ronny Hallin (sisters)

Garry Marshall (November 13, 1934 – July 19, 2016) was an American writer, producer, director and actor.

Career[change | change source]

Marshall wrote for comedians Joey Bishop and Phil Foster. Soon he moved on to writing for television series, including The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Tonight Show. In 1970, he adapted the Neil Simon play and 1968 movie The Odd Couple into a popular television series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.

It was very successfu. He soon followed it with Happy Days, which became one of the most popular series on TV. He also created Laverne and Shirley (which co-starred his sister Penny) and Mork and Mindy. Both of there were spin-offs from Happy Days and just as successful and well-known. He directed and acted in several movies including Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride.

Marshall also ran and works out of a local community theatre house in Los Angeles, The Falcon Theatre.

Death[change | change source]

Marshall died at a hospital in Burbank, California on July 19, 2016 from pneumonia after suffering a stroke. He was 81.[2][3]

Filmography[change | change source]

Animated roles[change | change source]

Film roles[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1181). Nov 18, 2011. p. 34.
  2. "TV, film legend Garry Marshall dies at 81". USA Today. July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Reporter, Nick Visser (July 19, 2016). "Director Garry Marshall Dead At 81". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 19, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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