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Garry Marshall Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 November 1934New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameGarry Kent Maschiarelli

Mini Bio (1)

Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He is a writer and producer, known for Happy Days (1974), Laverne & Shirley (1976) and The Odd Couple (1970). He has been married to Barbara Marshall since March 9, 1963. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Barbara Marshall (9 March 1963 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Uses Hector Elizondo in almost all of his movies
Has worked with actor Hector Elizondo on every film he's ever made, whether in a major/minor supporting role or uncredited cameo.
Often shows baseball scenes or scenes related to the sport in his movies

Trivia (19)

Marshall is known for his obsession with basketball: his contract has often obligated studios to provide a basketball court on his film locations.
Known for the photo albums he makes on each of his movies, taking separate pictures of himself with every member of the huge cast and crew.
Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), where he has a building specializing in radio/television/film production named for him and his wife. Wrote for the Daily Northwestern sports beat while in college, advocating that NU drop out of the Big Ten athletic conference.
Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in New York
Career started as a comedy writer.
Is afraid of heights.
Son of Anthony W. Marshall and Marjorie Marshall (née Ward), a dance instructor.
Brother of Penny Marshall and Ronny Hallin (née Marshall).
Three children: Lori, Scott, Kathleen - all actors who have appeared in several of Garry's films
Owns and operates the Falcon Theater in Burbank, California along with his daughter, Kathleen Marshall.
Played the husband of his real-life sister Penny Marshall in Hocus Pocus (1993).
His mother, Marjorie Marshall, appeared in the Happy Days (1974) episode, Happy Days: Beauty Contest (1976), as "Mrs. Weiss", the piano player.
Was original choice to direct Sleepless in Seattle (1993).
Former brother-in-law of Rob Reiner.
Counts Julie Andrews as one of his favorite director/actor working experiences because she could act, she can sing, she's a lady who can curse with perfect diction.
His father was of Italian descent and his mother had English and Scottish ancestry.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (1990).

Personal Quotes (4)

There is more to life than show business.
When in doubt, you bring in relatives. Nepotism is a part of my work.
[Julia Roberts] was young, but just fearless, and she was obviously popping off the screen. Watching her grow up has been one of my pleasures.
In the education of the American people, I am Recess.

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