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Garry Marshall

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Born: November 13, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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According to the press notes for "Exit to Eden", Marshall's TV series and performers have received 16 Emmy nominations and won seven; and nominations for nine Golden Globe awards, winning four.

Marshall received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983.

He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1997

"We were always taught on the old "Dick Van Dyke Show" to write everything. Dick Van Dyke was very funny, so Jerry Belson and I wrote once: Dick's going to a wedding, and he puts his cummerbund on funny. And Carl Reiner said, 'What is this? Puts his cummerbund on funny? What are we paying you for? I could get a guy off the street to write, Puts his cummerbund on funny. You've got to tell me how.'"

"Comedy is a very mystical thing to a lot of people. For me, it's not so mystical. It's very hard. You can't use your imagination. Imagination will get you maybe two ideas, and then you go sell shoes. You always have a comedy eye; you're always looking. You're always saying, I'll remember that. And then you learn, truthfully, to steal other people's lives. Don't steal other people's material, though; just things that appear in their everyday lives. Lenny Bruce put it best: Pain plus time equals humor. When you're going through pain, it ain't funny, but if you give it a little time, it will become humor." --Garry Marshall, quoted in American Film, April 1990.

About growing up in the Bronx: "You get your sense of humor from where you grew up. Everybody has a sense of hunmor in the Bronx."

"Those friendships were solid. Nobody had any money, nobody was anybody, nobody's father was anybody. It was all based on pure friendship, and that's why I love the Bronx."

"A lot of my work is based on the interactions of the kids on my block. Fonzie (the character played by Henry Winkler on 'Happy Days') was built around three characters here. Laverne and Shirley were based on the girls in the area who would punch you. I always liked stories about overcoming adversity and being heralded for doing something good on a small scale." --Garry Marshall to Jennifer Tung, in New York Post, March 2, 1999.

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