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Shandling in April 2011
|Birth name||Garry Emmanuel Shandling|
|Born||November 29, 1949|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||March 24, 2016 (aged 66)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, movies|
|Genres||Observational comedy, Satire, Cringe comedy|
|Subject(s)||Self-deprecation, Human interaction, Everyday life|
|Influences||Woody Allen, Johnny Carson|
|Influenced||Ricky Gervais, Judd Apatow, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K.|
|Domestic partner(s)||Linda Doucett (1987–1994)|
Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He was best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.
Shandling began his career in 1975. He started writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He began his career in comedy when he was on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was on the show many times.
Shandling was for a thought to replace Carson (other hopefuls were Joan Rivers, David Letterman and David Brenner). In 1986 he created It's Garry Shandling's Show, for the pay cable channel Showtime. It was nominated for four Emmy Awards (including one for Shandling) and lasted until 1990. His second show, The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was even more successful.
Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale. In movies Shandling had a the same role as Senator Stern in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as a voice in DreamWorks Animation's Over the Hedge.
During his career, Shandling was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations. He served as host of the Grammy Awards four times and as host of the Emmy Awards three times.
- "Garry Shandling, Star of Groundbreaking Sitcoms, Dies at 66". The New York Times.com. March 24, 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/arts/television/garry-shandling-dies.html?_r=0. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
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- It's Garry Shandling's Show at TV.com
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- Garry Shandling on National Public Radio in 2002
- AllMovie.com: Garry Shandling
- Museum of Broadcasting: It's Garry Shandling's Show / The Larry Sanders Show
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