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.