I don’t think I’m reaching when I say Garry Marshall has created movies and shows that have touched most of us in some way. You remember him from your childhood (One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Shlemiel, schlemazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated! Ok. So maybe I’m sorta old. Look it up, kids. Geez.) You’ve cried with him after a break-up. You’ve quoted him more times than you can count. There’s no crying in baseball! You have celebrated happy times and the good guy winning in the end. He created Happy Days, made eighteen feature films, and has also appeared in quite a few, too. He’s responsible for some of the most beloved movies of all time and focusing on its stars. (Fun fact: He met Hector Elizondo while playing basketball and became great friends. Elizondo had appeared in EVERY film that Marshall directed. Remember him from Pretty Woman? The manager of the hotel? He earned a Golden Globe for that one. The actor once noted that he was written into all of Marshall’s contracts, whether he wanted to do the movie or not.)
Born in The Bronx on November 13, 1934, he began his career as a joke writer and then writing for television for shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Lucy Show. He stepped up to create shows for television, including Happy Days and Mork & Mindy, making the move to feature films in 1982. His first huge success came in 1990 with Pretty Woman, a film that will be loved forever. FOREVER! *ahem* Sorry about that. He directed big romantic comedies and fun movies for everyone. He was even a voice in Bojack Horseman. He spoke to the heart all of us. And he is going to be greatly missed.
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Starring Greg Kinnear, a con man turns hero when he begins answering letters addressed to God.
The Other Sister
Juliette Lewis stars as a woman who has never been like her sisters. Sent at a young age to a school for children with intellectual impairments, a growing Carla returns to her family home ready to pursue her dreams of college and romance. Her parents are not so sure.
Lost in America
After losing his job, a man and wife embark upon a journey of self-discovery. Starring always hilarious Albert Brooks!
No one believes in Chicken Little. It’s up to him and his friends to save the world!
What’s your favorite Garry Marshall movie or memory? Let us know in the comments!