Remembering Garry Marshall

July 20th, 2016
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We’re sad to learn that show creator/director/producer Garry Marshall has passed away at the age of 81. Marshall began his career as a journalist, before moving into comedy writing for The Joey Bishop Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Lucy Show, among others. In the 1970s, Marshall created some of the most beloved and iconic sitcoms of all time, including The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and Laverne & Shirley, which starred Cindy Williams and Marshall’s sister, Penny. Marshall’s series were often spun-off from each other, creating a big, wacky world of hilarious characters all airing on television at the same time. They were also hugely popular: four of the top five shows on the air in 1979 were his. Marshall’s film work included the hit films “Pretty Woman” and “Beaches.”

Below are some selections from his 2000 interview:

On creating Mork & Mindy:

On the physical comedy of Laverne & Shirley:

On his favorite Happy Days episodes:

Watch Garry Marshall's full Archive interview and read his obituary in The New York Times.

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