Young Doctors in Love (1982)
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
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.
The 81-year-old actor/director/writer/producer was best known for creating “Happy Days” and developing “The Odd Couple” for television as well as directing “Young Doctors in Love,” “Pretty Woman,” “Exit to Eden,” “Runaway Bride,” “The Princess Diaries” and most recently “Mother’s Day.”
Back in 2014, Wgaw President Christopher Keyser sang Marshall’s praises as he presented him with the Wgaw Television Laurel Award- “Garry Marshall’s filmography – from ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ to ‘Happy Days’ – is a virtual history of American television comedy. 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. Beloved both for his iconic work and the warmth of his spirit,
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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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