“It's a hard job. It means giving up some things, but on the other hand they keep saying you can have it all. You can't really have it all so easy. You can do a little of this and little of that.”
“There's no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it.”
“I am a total believer of making the process a good time - make it memorable, have some fun, try to shoot high in your quality and then don't get crazy, see what happens.”
Garry Marshall (born November 13, 1934 in The Bronx, NY) was an actor, director, writer and producer. Garry, who attended De Witt Clinton High School and Northwestern University, is credited with creating Happy Days and its spinoffs, adapting the 1965 Neil Simon play, The Odd Couple for television, and directing the films Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. In his early career, Garry wrote for The Tonight Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Danny Thomas Show, and The Lucy Show. In 1997, Garry was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. He died on July 19, 2016, at a hospital in Burbank, California due to complications with pneumonia after a stroke. He was 81.
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Garry is best known for creating Happy Days and directing films like Pretty Woman, Valentine’s Day and The Princess Diaries.
Garry was the son of Marjorie Irene, a tap dance teacher, and Anthony Wallace Marshall, a director. He had two siblings, actress and director Penny Marshall and TV producer Ronny Marshall Hallin. He was married to actress Barbara Marshall and they had three children together.