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Legendary TV and Film Producer/Director, Garry Marshall, Passes Away at 81

Wednesday, July 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
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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 Fame.

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.

- Read the full article at HollywoodReporter.com



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