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‘Flamingo Kid’ Broadway Musical Eyes 2018 Opening

‘Flamingo Kid’ Broadway Musical Eyes 2018 Opening
Garry Marshall’s 1984 film The Flamingo Kid is getting the Broadway treatment. The Matt Dillon-starring coming-of-age film set at a swanky beach club on Long Island in the early ’60s is being developed as a musical with book and lyrics from Tony winner Robert L. Freedman (A Gentlemen's Guide To Love And Murder) and music by Scott Frankel. Marshall directed and co-wrote the 20th Century Fox pic with Neal Marshall, based on the latter’s original spec. The news of the…
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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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'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dies aged 81

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'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dies aged 81
Updated: Veteran filmmaker also created Us TV series Happy Days.

Comedy writer-director Garry Marshall, who created the iconic TV series Happy Days and directed Pretty Woman, has died from complications related to pneumonia in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 81.

Marshall was born in New York on November 13, 1934. He was a drummer at university and served in the Us Army in Korea.

He returned to New York and became a sports reporter and also performed at comedy clubs before he was hired as a comedy writer for The Tonight Show in 1960.

Two years later he moved to Hollywood and wrote for The Dick Van Dyke Show and other sitcoms before co-creating The Odd Couple, developing Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and co-creating Mork & Mindy.

Marshall directed for the stage and opera, while his feature highlights besides Pretty Woman include The Princess Diaries, Runaway Bride, Beaches, The Flamingo Kid and more recent releases such as Valentine’s Day and
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'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dead at 81

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'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dead at 81
The comedy writer-director who created the iconic TV series Happy Days and directed Pretty Woman has died from complications related to pneumonia in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 81.

Marshall was born in New York on November 13, 1934. He was a drummer at university and served in the Us Army in Korea.

He returned to New York and became a sports reporter and also performed at comedy clubs before he was hired as a comedy writer for The Tonight Show in 1960.

Two years later he moved to Hollywood and wrote for The Dick Van Dyke Show and other sitcoms before co-creating The Odd Couple, developing Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and co-creating Mork & Mindy.

Marshall directed for the stage and opera, while his feature highlights besides Pretty Woman include The Princess Diaries, Runaway Bride, Beaches, The Flamingo Kid and more recent releases such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughters
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Garry Marshall: 1934-2016

Den Of Geek Jul 20, 2016

The creator of 1970s sitcoms such as Happy Days and director of movies like Pretty Woman, Garry Marshall, has passed away at the age of 81.

Producer, director, and actor Garry Marshall has died at the age of 81.

Garry Marshall was the creative force behind some of the most iconic sitcoms in American television history, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy and many others. In total, Marshall executive produced over 1,000 half-hour episodes of television. Marshall’s film credits as a director are extensive and full of hits as well. His filmography includes Pretty Woman, The Flamingo Kid, Overboard and Runaway Bride. His final film, Mother's Day, was released earlier this year.

After getting his start writing in the Army for Stars & Stripes during a tour in Korea, Marshall wrote for the sports section of The New York Daily News by day and wrote stand-up comedy by night.
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Garry Marshall, Happy Days Creator and Filmmaker, Dead at 81

Garry Marshall, Happy Days Creator and Filmmaker, Dead at 81
Garry Marshall, whose contributions to screens small and big included Happy Days and the original TV adaptation of The Odd Couple, died on Tuesday at age 81.

Access Hollywood was first to report on the legend’s passing; per TMZ, he died from complications from pneumonia.

A Bronx native and brother to actress/director Penny Marshall and TV producer Ronny Marshall Hallin, Marshall started out his career as a writer for Jack Paar’s Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Hour and The Dick Van Dyke Show. From there, he went on to develop for TV an adaptation of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple,
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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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R.I.P. Garry Marshall

Filmmaker Garry Marshall has died at the age of 81.

The Bronx-born director/producer was also an acclaimed writer and character actor. He began work as a joke writer in the 1960s before making the jump to television where he co-created "The Odd Couple" and went on to create "Happy Days," "Laverne and Shirley," "Joanie Loves Chachi" and "Mork and Mindy" in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Also in the 1980s he made the jump to directing with "The Flamingo Kid" his first hit. It was the one-two punch of megahits "Beaches" and "Pretty Woman" that made him a household name. Other notable hits include the two "The Princess Diaries" features, "Runaway Bride," "The Other Sister," "Georgia Rule" and more recently three holiday-themed ensemble rom-coms capped off by this year's "Mother's Day".

Over time Marshall also made a name for himself in acting circles, becoming a strong character actor and one
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Review: Amazon goes retro with '80s-set country club comedy 'Red Oaks'

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Review: Amazon goes retro with '80s-set country club comedy 'Red Oaks'
If any man alive has the right to argue for TV's recent ascension over movies, it would be David Chase. But "The Sopranos" creator has never seen it that way, telling me a few years ago that the only obvious advantage he thinks TV has is that "there’s more of it, and you can get into more detail. I guess maybe this is what it comes down to: in a television show, you can spend a lot of money on very little small things about people.” That ability to expand stories and drill down on characters has always been TV's greatest strength, but it's been particularly obvious with the migration of indie filmmakers to TV over the last few years. Shows like "Transparent," "Girls," "Togetherness," and Hulu's new "Casual" could have easily been made into 90-minute movies that played the festival circuit; instead, we get longer versions that really
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Once Upon a Time Season 5 Video: Can Hook Summon Dark Emma to Return?

Once Upon a Time Season 5 Video: Can Hook Summon Dark Emma to Return?
Storybrooke, we have a problem.

As seen in this sneak peek at the opening minute of Once Upon a Time Season 5 — and as Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas told TVLine at Comic-Con — getting Emma back after she merged with the Darkness and thus became the Dark One isn’t as simple as commanding her via the dagger.

VideosOnce Upon a Time ‘Lost’ Scene: Rumple Goes Barking Up the Wrong, Evil Tree

Press play above to get the heroes’ assorted reactions to Emma’s tragic vanishing (including Regina’s distinct “Now Emma’s a problem” Pov) and find out why the
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Scandal Season 5 to Mark the 'Reconstitution' of the Gladiators

Scandal Season 5 to Mark the 'Reconstitution' of the Gladiators
Scandal is getting back to what it does best: gladiating.

The ABC drama’s upcoming fifth season will find Olivia shoring up her decimated Scooby gang, according to series creator Shonda Rhimes.

RelatedScandal‘s Kerry Washington: Olivia Pope Should Be ‘Nobody’s Role Model’

Acknowledging that the show’s central Gladiator conceit was sidelined a bit in Season 4 because “we were busy healing” Olivia, Rhimes says Season 5 will feature “the reconstitution” of Team Opa.

“The Gladiators did gladiate,” Rhimes adds of Season 4. “But they gladiated on a different scale and a different level. And the Gladiators scattered.”

Indeed,
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The Flamingo Kid Comedy Series in Development at ABC Studios

Disney’s long-gestating big-screen Flamingo Kid reboot appears to have quietly morphed into a prospective TV series.

I’m hearing ABC Studios is in the very early stages of developing a half-hour comedy adaptation of Garry Marshall’s 1984 film, which starred Matt Dillon as a working-class kid who takes a summer job at a tony beach resort to stalk be close to the girl of his dreams.

RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

ABC is on the hunt for a writer to spearhead the project, which continues the TV biz’ current obsession with turning
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Muppets Promos: Nathan Fillion Ogled by Miss Piggy, and More ABC Cameos

Muppets Promos: Nathan Fillion Ogled by Miss Piggy, and More ABC Cameos
Miss Piggy is on the prowl in the wake of her break-up with Kermit, as seen in one of three new ABC star-studded promos for The Muppets.

RelatedMuppets Star Kermit the Frog Confirms Break-Up With Miss Piggy

In the first of the teasers for the Muppets’ mockumentary-style comedy comeback (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c), Piggy — whose split from the frog was formally announced last month — can’t seem to get through taping a promo, given the Castle keister (belonging to Nathan Fillion) in her sightline.

RelatedFall TV Poll: NCIS vs. John Stamos vs. Muppets, and Tuesday’s Other DVR Dilemmas

Elsewhere,
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Mistresses Recap: Knocked (Up), Locked (Up) and Two Smoking Exes

Mistresses Recap: Knocked (Up), Locked (Up) and Two Smoking Exes
In the criminal justice system (of ABC’s Mistresses)… things are getting wackier than a soundbite from (apologies for the next five words) Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

RelatedRevenge Spinoff Not Impossible, Says ABC Boss: ‘It’s a Wonderful Brand’

Not only has Joss been formally charged with first degree premeditated murder, but she’s also being cruelly tortured by a combination of fluorescent lighting and muted prison blues that do absolutely nothing for her skin tone. Sure, Joss’ lawyer may have a jawline that looks like it was ripped from the pages of a Justice League cartoon, but I
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Brandon Stoddard, ABC Exec Who Shepherded ‘Roots,’ Dies at 77

Brandon Stoddard, ABC Exec Who Shepherded ‘Roots,’ Dies at 77
Brandon Stoddard, the longtime ABC exec who shepherded such landmark longform productions as “Roots” and “The Winds of War,” died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 77.

Stoddard had a 25-year career at ABC, rising to entertainment president from 1985-89. He spent another six years as head of ABC Prods. before stepping down in 1995.

During his long run, Stoddard was an instrumental player in steering ABC’s success with large-scale miniseries productions. None was a bigger gamble than “Roots,” a gritty historical look at the journey of Africans into the slave trade in America that aired over eight consecutive nights in January 1977. The production and the impact it had as a cultural event remains a milestone for the medium.

Stoddard was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in March. After leaving ABC, Stoddard spent 10 years teaching graduate students at USC’s School for Cinema and Television.

Stoddard
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'Red Oaks' co-creator Gregory Jacobs talks about his Amazon pilot

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'Red Oaks' co-creator Gregory Jacobs talks about his Amazon pilot
Late last month, Amazon released its third batch of series pilots, ahead of the premieres of any of the shows from the second batch. (“Transparent” is being released on the 26th, and I’ll have a bunch of content about that next week.) “Red Oaks” — a comedy about a teenage tennis pro at a New Jersey country club in the summer of 1985, created by Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi, directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Steven Soderbergh— was easily my favorite of the five new pilots (you can watch it here), and I’m hopeful that after the round of costumer feedback concludes at the end of this month, Amazon will order it to series. I interviewed Jacobs — Soderbergh’s long-time 1st assistant director, an executive producer on Soderbergh’s Cinemax hospital drama “The Knick,” and director of the upcoming “Magic Mike” sequel — by email about the origins of “Red Oaks,
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Garry Marshall Tapped for WGA’s Paddy Chayefksy Award

Garry Marshall Tapped for WGA’s Paddy Chayefksy Award
Garry Marshall — the man behind “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy” — will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2014 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.

The honor will be presented at the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony on Feb. 1 at the Jw Marriott Los Angeles.

Garry Marshall’s filmography – from ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ to ‘Happy Days’ – is a virtual history of American television comedy,” said WGA West president Christopher Keyser. “Both of-their-time and timeless, his shows are a gentle, generous, comic mirror held up to late mid-century America. And no one is a finer or funnier chronicler of friendship – male or female (or alien) – than Garry Marshall.”

Marshall created or co-created and executive produced “Happy Days” (1974-84), “Laverne & Shirley” (1976-83), “Joanie Loves Chachi,” “Mork & Mindy,” “Angie,” “Makin’ It,” “The Brian Keith Show,” and “Hey, Landlord!”

He also developed “The New Odd Couple.” His other
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