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GARRY MARSHALL (Director/Screenplay by/ Story by) is one of Hollywood's most
GARRY MARSHALL (Director/Screenplay
by/ Story by) is one of Hollywood's most
respected writers, producers and directors of television, film
More than a decade ago, Marshall made his directorial feature
debut with "Young Doctors in Love." Among his other
film directing credits are "Pretty Woman," starring
Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, one of the most successful films
in The Walt Disney Studios' history and one which catapulted Roberts
into super stardom. Marshall also directed Michelle Pfeiffer and
Al Pacino in "Frankie & Johnny," Bette Midler and
Barbara Hershey in "Beaches," Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
in "Overboard," Jackie Gleason and Tom Hanks in "Nothing
in Common," Matt Dillon in "The Flamingo Kid,"
Dana Delany, Dan Aykroyd and Rosie O'Donnell in "Exit to
Eden," and Greg Kinnear and Laurie Metcalf in "Dear
In addition to enjoying critical and commercial success across
the board with his film and television projects, Marshall has
helped launch the careers of such well known Hollywood personalities
as Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, his sister Penny, Jason Alexander,
Henry Winkler, Mayim Bialik and Crystal Bernard.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Marshall created and executive produced
some of the longest running and most celebrated situation comedies
in American television history. Among these are "Happy Days,"
"Laverne & Shirley," 'The Odd Couple" and "Mork
and Mindy." Marshall has developed and created fourteen television
series and executive produced more than a thousand half-hour episodes.
His television series and their performers have been nominated
for 16 Emmy Awards, winning seven; and have been nominated for
nine Golden Globe Awards, winning four. Earlier in his career,
Marshall and writing partner Jerry Belson also won an Emmy Award
for "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
He is the recipient of such prestigious awards as the 1990 American
Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1992 Publicists
Guild Motion Picture Showmanship Award and in 1979, their Television
Showmanship Award. In 1995, he received the Valentine Davies Award
from the Writers Guild of America, an honor given from his peers
for his contribution to the entertainment industry, bringing dignity
and honor to writers everywhere. In November 1997, Marshall was
inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall
of Fame. And in March of this year, Marshall was honored with
the Producers Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award (Television).
A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism,
Marshall began his career in 1961 as a writer for "The Tonight
Show" starring Jack Paar. He went on to write for "The
Lucy Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," 'I Spy,"
"Love, American Style," "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. "and
"The Danny Thomas Show."
"Wrong Turn at Lungfish," the play he co-wrote with
Lowell Ganz, ran successfully off-Broadway in New York in 1992.
Starring George C. Scott and directed by Marshall, the play was
recently published by Samuel French, Inc.
As an actor he starred in the recurring role of Stan Lansing,
head of the fictional network on the "Murphy Brown"
television series. Marshall has also written his autobiography,
Wake Me When It's Funny, with his daughter Lori. The book,
an account of his first 3
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