Marshall in San Antonio, TX, January 2008
Garry Kent Marshall
November 13, 1934
|Died||July 19, 2016 (aged 81)|
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer, producer|
(m. 1963–2016, his death)
|Children||3 (including Scott Marshall)|
|Relatives||Penny Marshall, Ronny Hallin (sisters)|
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.
Death[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
Animated roles[change | change source]
- Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze - Fred
- BoJack Horseman - Abe
- Father of the Pride - Bernie
- Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero - Soda Jerk
- The Looney Tunes Show - Dr. Weisberg
- The Simpsons - Larry Kidkill
Film roles[change | change source]
- Chicken Little - Buck Cluck
- Scooby-Doo and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery - Manny Goldman
- The Strangest Rugrats Adventure - Garry Marshall
References[change | change source]
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1181). Nov 18, 2011. p. 34.
- "TV, film legend Garry Marshall dies at 81". USA Today. July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Reporter, Nick Visser (July 19, 2016). "Director Garry Marshall Dead At 81". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 19, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)