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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 November 1934New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 19 July 2016Los Angeles, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameGarry Kent Maschiarelli
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Pretty Woman (1990), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Happy Days (1974). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Barbara Marshall (9 March 1963 - 19 July 2016) (his death) (3 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Hector Elizondo was contracted to work in all his movies
Had worked with actor Hector Elizondo on every film he'd ever made, whether in a major/minor supporting role or uncredited cameo.
Often showed baseball scenes or scenes related to the sport in his movies

Trivia (20)

Marshall was known for his obsession with basketball: his contract had often obligated studios to provide a basketball court on his film locations.
Known for the photo albums he made 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 had 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 [1952]
Career started as a comedy writer.
Was afraid of heights.
Was the son of Anthony W. Marshall and Marjorie Marshall (née Ward), a dance instructor.
Was the brother of Penny Marshall and Ronny Hallin (née Marshall).
Owned and operated 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.
Counted 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. His maternal grandfather had English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his maternal grandmother was of German descent.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (1990).
Sam Wood's "Pride of the Yankees" is Marshall's favorite film.
Worked for the New York Daily News as a copy boy in 1959 followed by a stint as a sports statistician in 1960.

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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