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|Also Known As:||Garry Kent Marshall,Garry Kent Marscharelli||Died:|
|Born:||November 13, 1934||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Bronx, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ... director screenwriter producer actor playwright comic drummer in own jazz band gagwriter newspaper copyboy sports reporter|
The guiding force behind some of the most popular films and television shows of the late 20th century, Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer Garry Marshall rose from the writers' room on series like "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66) to producer and creator of such enduring hits as "The Odd Couple" (ABC, 1970-75), "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1984), "Laverne and Shirley" (ABC, 1976-1983) and "Mork and Mindy" (ABC, 1978-1982). Marshall's segue into film direction during the early 1980s was equally successful and would go on to include such box office juggernauts as "Pretty Woman" (1990) and the "The Princess Diaries" (2001) franchise. A frequent bit player in films and television program, he could be counted on to provide streetwise humor and curmudgeonly charm, most notably on "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) and the feature comedy "Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006), which was directed by his son, Scott.
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