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

November 13, 1934(1934-11-13)[1]
Died July 19, 2016(2016-07-19) (aged 81)
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Actor, director, writer, producer
Years active 1961–2016
Spouse(s) Barbara Marshall
(m. 1963–2016, his death)
Children 3 (including Scott Marshall)
Relatives Penny Marshall, Ronny Hallin (sisters)

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


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.


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


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