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Born: November 13, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Joined the army in late 1950s and served in Korea; wrote for <i>Stars and Stripes</i> and the <i>Seoul News</i>; served as production chief for the Armed Forces Radio Network
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Played drums with own jazz group
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Worked as sports reporter for NYC's <i>Daily News</i>
1960:
Hired as writer for "The Tonight Show" (NBC), starring Jack Paar
1962:
Brought to Hollywood to write for "The Joey Bishop Show" (NBC)
1964:
With partner Jerry Belson wrote episodes for sitcoms like "The Danny Thomas Show" (ABC), "The Lucy Show" (CBS) and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS)
1964:
TV special writing debut (with Belson), "Think Pretty" (NBC)
1965:
Wrote for the NBC series "I Spy"
1966:
Created and produced (with Belson) the short-lived NBC sitcom "Hey, Landlord" (NBC); Quincy Jones supplied the music; Sally Field and Jack Albertson played recurring characters
1968:
Screenwriting debut with the romantic comedy "How Sweet It Is" starring James Garner and Debbie Reynolds; produced and scripted with Belson; helmed by veteran TV director Jerry Paris
1968:
Feature film acting debut, "Psych-Out"
1970:
Co-wrote (with Belson) "The Grasshopper"; also directed by Paris
1970:
Enjoyed first series success as creator and executive producer (with Belson) of "The Odd Couple" (ABC); sister Penny joined show from 1971-75 in part of Myrna Turner
1972:
TV-movie debut as producer, "Evil Roy Slade" (NBC); directed by Paris and co-written with Belson
1972:
Wrote and produced the ABC pilot "Love and the Happy Days"; aired as part of "Love, American Style"; future "Happy Days" cast members Ron Howard, Marion Ross and Anson Williams were on board, but Harold Gould played the father and Jackie Coogan portrayed Uncle Harold
1972:
Created and executive produced the NBC comedy "The Little People/The Brian Keith Show"
1973:
Debut as playwright with "Shelves" at an Illinois dinner theater
1974:
Created and executive produced the long-running ABC sitcom "Happy Days"
1976:
Creator and executive producer of the successful "Happy Days" spin-off, "Laverne and Shirley" (ABC), starring sister Penny as Laverne and Cindy Williams as Shirley
1977:
Directed episodes of "Blansky's Beauties" (ABC); also executive produced
1978:
Executive produced ABC's "Mork and Mindy"; also directed episodes of the hit series; show was another spin-off from "Happy Days"
1980:
Co-wrote (with Jerry Belson) the play "The Roast"; closed on Broadway after only four performances
1982:
Feature directorial debut, "Young Doctors in Love"
1984:
Co-wrote and directed the charming "The Flamingo Kid"
1985:
Played a casino owner in Albert Brooks' "Lost in America"
1986:
Acted in sister Penny's feature directorial debut, "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1987:
Directed "Overboard," starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
1988:
Helmed "Beaches," starring Bette Midler; initial collaboration with director of photography Dante Spinotti
1990:
Directed the romantic comedy "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere; film became one of Disney's highest grossing live-action films (with over $400 million worldwide)
1992:
Portrayed candy manufacturing magnate Walter Harvey in "A League of Their Own"; directed by sister Penny Marshall; script by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
1993:
Co-wrote (with Lowell Ganz) the play "Wrong Turn at Lungfish"; opened off-Broadway after successful runs in Los Angeles and Chicago
1994:
Played recurring role as network boss Stan Lansing on popular CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown"
1997:
Executive produced and starred in Showtime movie "The Twilight of the Golds"; based on the play by Jonathan Tolins
1997:
Became a theater proprietor, opening the doors of the new Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA
1998:
Inducted into the Bronx Hall of Fame
1999:
Helmed (also co-scripted) "The Other Sister"; third collaboration with Spinotti
1999:
Portrayed a smarmy studio executive in "This Space Between Us"
1999:
Executive produced and directed the Showtime documentary "Garry Marshall on Marriage in the 20th Century: In Search of the Happy Ending"
1999:
Reteamed with Gere and Roberts as director of "The Runaway Bride"; ninth film with actor Hector Elizando
1999:
Directed stage production of "Crimes of the Heart" at his Falcon Theater in Los Angeles
2001:
Directed Anne Hathaway in the comedy "The Princess Diaries"
2004:
Directed Kate Hudson in the comedy "Raising Helen"
2004:
Again directed Anne Hathaway in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement"
2005:
Voiced Buck Cluck in the animated feature "Chicken Little"
2006:
Cast opposite Jeremy Piven in the indie comedy "Keeping Up with the Steins"; directed by son Scott Marshall
2007:
Helmed the comedy-drama "Georgia Rule" starring Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman
2008:
Was the opera stage director of San Antonio Opera's performance of "Elixir of Love"
2009:
Played a government scientist in "Race to Witch Mountain," a re-imagining of the original 1975 film "Escape to Witch Mountain"
2010:
Directed an ensemble cast in the romantic comedy "Valentine's Day"
2011:
Directed another ensemble, including Robert De Niro and Halle Berry, in the romantic comedy "New Year's Eve"

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