Garry Shandling — PICS By: Jraebutler April 7, 2020 1:45PM EDT 1 of 5 Garry Shandling Annie I Bang/Invision/AP/Shutterstock One of the most classic names under the umbrella of American comedy is none other than t Garry Shandling. The legendary stand-up comedian, actor, director and producer was born in Santa Monica, California in 1949, and sadly passed away in March 2016 from an artery blockage in the lungs. Today, his iconic work has not, and never will be, forgotten. Shandling is best known for his two TV series, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show, both of which were nominated for Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. Shandling was often a recipient of awards for his work, and attended many red carpet affairs looking handsome, including in this photo upon his arrival at the 2014 Paley Icon Award celebration in Beverly Hills. Some of his best achievements were winning two American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performance in a Comedy Series, along with over 20 film roles and various other awards. Click through this gallery for more photos of this comedic icon! February 26, 2020, 10:48AM 2 of 5 Attending A UFC Fight Andrew Gombert/EPA/Shutterstock Shandling enjoys a night of entertainment at a fight between Vitali Klitschko of the Ukraine and Cristobal Arreola of the US, at the WBC Heavyweight Championship in 2009. February 26, 2020, 10:48AM 3 of 5 Hosting At The Emmy’s Kevork Djansezian/AP/Shutterstock The epitome of a “good host” Garry delivers his opening monologue at the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, clad in a sharp tuxedo and bowtie. February 26, 2020, 10:48AM 4 of 5 Honored With A Star On Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame Jim Smeal/Shutterstock Absolutely honored, the comedian made a brief speech when given his Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in January, 2016. This was only a few months before he had passed. February 26, 2020, 10:48AM 5 of 5 Looking Suave In Beverly Hills Bei/Shutterstock In an older shot of Garry, the actor looked great in a tux at the Scopus Award Dinner, in January 1995. February 26, 2020, 10:48AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.