Garry Kent Marshall is an American actor, a director, a producer, and a writer, who was born in the year 1934 in the month of November which makes his age 82 years at present. He is best known for creating Happy Days and other spin-offs and developing 1965 play of Neil Simon named The Odd Couple for television and then for directing the movies named Pretty Woman, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve, The Princess Diaries, Runaway Bride and so on. His bio includes the following details.
He was born in the city of New York and his father’s name was Anthony Wallace Marshall and his mother’s name was Marjorie Irene who used to be a tap dance teacher who ran a tap dance school and his father used to be a director of industrial movies. He is also famous as the brother of the actress Penny Marshall and Ronny Marshall.
His father was of Italian descent and his family had migrated from San Martino in Abruzzo while his mother was of Welsh and Irish ancestry. He went to Witt Clinton High School and he was the classmates with the Spiderman’s artist Steve Ditko. He used to write the sports column for The Daily Northwestern and was also the member of the fraternity named Alpha Tau Omega.
He started off his career as a joke writer for comedians like Joey Bishop, Phil Foster etc. and then he became the writer for The Tonight Show along with Jack Paar. In the year 1961, h moved out to Hollywood where he joined forces with Jerry Belson as a writer for the television. They worked together on The Lucy Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and so on.
The first television show as the producers was named as Hey, landlord which only lasted for a season. They then adapted the play by Neil Simon whose name was The Odd Couple for television. He created Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley on his own where he starred Penny.
He also produced Mork and Mindy which were produced by his associated Thomas L. Miller, Edward K. Milkis. He also was the co-creator of the series named Makin’ It which did not last very long.
In the year 1996, he was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of excellence and innovation in creative works that helped in the enhancement of perception of women through the medium of television. He was married to Barbara Marshall who was his wife.
In the year 1997, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame for his special contributions to the field of television. He also was awarded a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. He played the role of director on Burbank’s “Light Camera, Action!” He has a son whose name is Scott Marshall and he also is a director. In the year 2014, he appeared as a guest in the February episode of Two and a Half Men on CBS.
He was awarded Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement from the Writers Guild of America. He seems to love social networking since he has twitter and Instagram account flooded with followers. He has an estimated net worth of 50 million USD.