One of Hollywood's most beloved producers and directors passed away on Tuesday 7/20 at the age of 81. Known for a plethora of classic TV shows, in 1998 Marshall won the Producers Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
"Both of-their-time and timeless, his shows
are a gentle, generous, comic mirror held up to late mid-century America,” WGA
West president Christopher Keyser said in January 2014 when it was announced
that Marshall would receive the guild’s PaddyChayefsky Laurel Award for
Television Writing Achievement. "And no one is a finer or funnier chronicler of
friendship — male or female (or alien).”
Marshall earned five Emmy Award nominations
and was the recipient of Women in Film’s Lucy Award in 1996 and the Producers
Guild of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Television in 1998. In 1997,
he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of
Marshall had just
finished a rewrite of the book for the Broadway-bound musical ofPretty Woman. And at age 81, he had a record of 6-1 pitching for his
softball team, Rogers & Cowan said.