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Hector Elizondo Pays Tribute to Director Garry Marshall: 'He Was a Champion Hugger'

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Hector Elizondo Pays Tribute to Director Garry Marshall: 'He Was a Champion Hugger'
Actor Hector Elizondo is mourning the loss of his longtime friend and director Garry Marshall. Elizondo, who played the memorable role of Barney Thompson in 1990's Pretty Woman, appeared in all 18 of Marshall's major films after the two men became friends while working together on 1982's Young Doctors in Love. Now Elizondo, 79, reflects on his collaboration with Marshall, who died on July 19 at age 81 of complications from pneumonia following a stroke, and how the director changed his life. "By the time Garry and I met, I had been a working actor for almost 20 years in film, television, and on stage.
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Hector Elizondo Pays Tribute to Director Garry Marshall: 'He Was a Champion Hugger'

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Hector Elizondo Pays Tribute to Director Garry Marshall: 'He Was a Champion Hugger'
Actor Hector Elizondo is mourning the loss of his longtime friend and director Garry Marshall. Elizondo, who played the memorable role of Barney Thompson in 1990's Pretty Woman, appeared in all 18 of Marshall's major films after the two men became friends while working together on 1982's Young Doctors in Love. Now Elizondo, 79, reflects on his collaboration with Marshall, who died on July 19 at age 81 of complications from pneumonia following a stroke, and how the director changed his life. "By the time Garry and I met, I had been a working actor for almost 20 years in film, television, and on stage.
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Hector Elizondo Talks About Working on All 18 of Garry Marshall’s Movies

Hector Elizondo Talks About Working on All 18 of Garry Marshall’s Movies
The one staple of every Gary Marshall movie was a supporting role for Hector Elizondo. The two first met in 1978 and quickly became close friends and collaborators. With Marshall’s passing last week at the age of 81, Elizondo spoke to Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh about some of his favorite memories from their 18-movie partnership that started with 1982’s “Young Doctors in Love” and continued through last spring’s “Mother’s Day.”

Hector Elizondo: Garry Marshall didn’t say funny things. He said things funny. He had a way of looking at the world. A unique Garry sound. He didn’t like it when people made a big deal of little things. If you brought something to the table, he was open to it. The first thing he’d ask when a new actor came on set was, “Did you eat?” That was a big thing for him: “Get him some food!” You
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Director/ writer/ actor Gary Marshall dies at age 81

On Tuesday July 19, Hollywood lost a giant in the world of comedy with the passing of beloved director/writer/producer/actor Gary Marshall at the age of 81. While most of the news outlets focused in on his considerable work in television (he practically owned Tuesday nights in the 1970’s with his “Happy Days” empire), this site would like to salute Mr. Marshall’s work on both sides of the camera.

After impressive writing credits on many of the classic sitcoms of the 1960’s, it was inevitable that the movie studios would tap him to contribute to several screenplays. The first was produced in 1968, a marriage comedy starring James Garner and Debbie Reynolds, How Sweet It Is. A youth-oriented romantic comedy starring Jacqueline Bisset, The Grasshopper, was released in 1970. TV triumphs quickly followed, so Marshall’s movie career was put on hold for more than a dozen years. 1982 was the year
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Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries Director, Dies at 81

Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries Director, Dies at 81
Sad news for movie fans. Iconic American filmmaker and legendary TV sitcom creator Garry Marshall has passed away. Perhaps best known for turning Julia Roberts into a household name with his classic 1990 romanic comedy Pretty Woman, the man succumbed to complications from pneumonia following a stroke. A Los Angeles resident most of his life, he died Tuesday night in a Burbank, California hospital.

Garry Marshall was 81 years old at the time of his passing. Along with Pretty Woman, he also helped establish actress Anne Hathaway as a true Hollywood star with both 2001's The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. A true legend in both the world of film and television, news of his untimely demise was first announced by Access Hollywood. Cause of death was then later confirmed by TMZ.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Marshall began his career on television writing for Jack Paar's Tonight Show.
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R.I.P. Garry Marshall (1934 – 2016)

Garry Marshall, the creator of the classic U.S. sitcom Happy Days and director of Pretty Woman, has passed away aged 81, his publicist has announced. The legendary writer, producer and director died of pneumonia at a hospital in Burbank, California, after suffering a stroke.

Marshall began his career as a TV writer in the late 1950s, and went on to create the likes of Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley and Mork & Mindy before transitioning to the big screen, making his directorial debut with 1982’s Young Doctors in Love.

Marshall’s subsequent directing credits included Overboard (1987), Beaches (1988), Pretty Woman (1990), Exit to Eden (1994), Runaway Bride (1999), The Princess Diaries (2001), Raising Helen (2004), Valentine’s Day (2010), New Year’s Eve (2011) and what proved to be his final film Mother’s Day, released this year.

In addition to writing, producing and directing, Marshall was also a prolific actor, with over 80 credits to his name.

We interviewed
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Comedy Icon Garry Marshall Dead at 81

Comedy Icon Garry Marshall Dead at 81
Garry Marshall, the beloved comedy legend who created TV hits like Happy Days and Mork and Mindy, and directed box office smashes like Beaches, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, has died from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, California. He was 81.

A representative for Marshall confirmed his death to Rolling Stone. In a statement, Marshall's family said his funeral service would be private, but a memorial service is being planned for his birthday, November 13th.

Born in the Bronx in 1934, Marshall began his storied
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Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81
Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 81. The news was first reported by Access Hollywood.

Marshall went from being TV writer to creating sitcoms that touched the funny bones of the 1970s generation and directing films that were watched over and over: “Happy Days” helped start a nostalgia craze that has arguably never abated, while “Mork and Mindy” had a psychedelically goofy quality that catapulted Robin Williams to fame and made rainbow suspenders an icon of their era. “Pretty Woman” likewise cemented Julia Roberts’ stardom, while “The Princess Diaries” made Anne Hathaway a teen favorite.

Happy Days” star Henry Winkler credited him for launching his career, tweeting “Thank you for my professional life.
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Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81
Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday. He was 81. The news was first reported by Access Hollywood.

Marshall’s first bigscreen blockbuster was 1990’s “Pretty Woman,” starring Julia Roberts as a highly idealized hooker and Richard Gere as her client-cum-Prince Charming. The romantic comedy grossed $463 million worldwide. Roberts was Oscar nominated for best actress, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best comedy/musical — and Marshall scored a Cesar nomination as “Pretty Woman” drew a mention in the French awards’ foreign-film category.

In 1970 Marshall had a substantial hit when he developed and exec produced an adaptation of Neil Simon’s play “The Odd Couple” for ABC. The show drew several Emmy nominations for outstanding comedy series and wins for stars Jack Klugman
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Patrick MacNee, Star Of "The Avengers", Dead At 93

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Macnee with Honor Blackman in an early episode of The Avengers.

The distinguished British actor Patrick Macnee has passed away at age 93. Macnee personified the "typical" English gentleman in scores of films and TV appearances. He rose to fame as John Steed, the star of "The Avengers", the iconic TV series from the 1960s. He initially co-starred with Honor Blackman, then later Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson. He starred in "The New Avengers" in 1976. Macnee's also had a thriving career as a character actor in feature films. He appeared as young Jacob Marley in the classic 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol", as well as such diverse fare as "The Sea Wolves" , director Joe Dante's "The Howling" and spoofs such as "Young Doctors in Love" and "This is Spinal Tap". Macnee co-starred with his old friend Roger Moore in the 1985 James Bond film "A View to a Kill". He also
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Grey’s Recap: The First Cut Is the Deepest

Grey’s Recap: The First Cut Is the Deepest
This week on Grey’s Anatomy, an efficiency expert takes a scalpel to Seattle Grace’s budget, and you won’t believe what she wants to cut! (Derek sure doesn’t!) But first…

Mind Over Matter | After Arizona’s phantom pain goes from nightmares straight out of American Horror Story to wide-awake Or embarrassments, Owen lends a hand. (A leg would be more helpful to the amputee, but hey… ) While his techniques for dulling the sensation work, they don’t work as well – or at least not as quickly – as Alex stabbing the lady doc in her prosthetic foot. Whatever gets you through the day,
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E.T: The Extra Terrestrial Lands On Blu-Ray Today: Five Great Moments

“The influence of E.T. on most people from my generation is enormous. It’s so fundamentally important.”

Jj Abrams, director, Star Trek and Super 8.

“Spielberg does more with one spacecraft and one alien than many other movies do with massive battle scenes and alternative universes.”

Joe Cornish, director Attack The Block

Now 30 years old, Steven Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece created a bike-basketful of classic moments that not only continue to wow audiences young and old but also inspire movies and TV shows trying to tap into and have fun with the E.T.’’s unique brand of timeless magic. To celebrate its release on Blu-ray, here are five of the most memorable moments, the secrets of their creation and their legacy in pop culture…

1. Over The Moon

The Moment: Elliott cycles E.T. to the forest to create the communication advice to let him “phone home”. With time running out and a huge drop approaching,
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R.I.P. Polly Platt

Longtime Hollywood multitalent Polly Platt passed away this morning in Brooklyn, NY, after a battle with Als, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. She was 72. According to her official bio, the former costume and production designer and writer and producer was married to Peter Bogdanovich and helped him write his first movie Targets (1968) and did design on that film along with his The Last Picture Show (1971) and What's Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973). (News reports say the 1984 film Irreconcilable Differences, starring Ryan O'Neal and Shelley Long and Drew Barrymore, is loosely based on her and Bogdanovich's marriage and divorce.) Later, Platt was partnered with director Jim Brooks and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for his Terms of Endearment (1983). She also was an executive producer on his Broadcast News (1987) and a producer on his I'll Do Anything. She was an executive producer on The War of the Roses
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'Acting-Shmacting'

Saul Rubinek had a major epiphany during the intermission—yes, intermission—of Murray Schisgal's play "Luv"—starring Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, and Alan Arkin. At the time, Rubinek was a young Canadian actor visiting New York City. "People in the lobby were talking exactly like the people on stage," he recalls. "That had not yet happened in Canada. Theater was still being imported from America or Britain." Though Rubinek had no way of knowing that within a few years he'd be performing in homegrown Canadian theater, he was clearly drawn to the authenticity of indigenous plays. "I have nothing against imported art," he asserts, "but if that's all you're doing, it is decadent." Rubinek is refreshingly straightforward. Consider this: Though he is delighted to be playing Dr. Arthur "Artie" Nelson, the mysterious yet methodical Secret Service agent on Syfy's "Warehouse 13"—a program that evokes "The X-Files" with a
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