Remembering Hollywood Legend Garry Marshall

Published July 9, 2020 31,370 Views

on May 12, 2020, ABC paid tribute to our favorite Hollywood legend, Garry Marshall, with his very own TV Special, "The Happy Days of Garry Marshall." The special brought together several stars of some of Marshall’s most iconic TV shows and movies, sharing their favorite memories of the Hollywood actor. These icons include "Pretty Woman’s" Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, and Hector Elizondo; Ron Howard, John Stamos, Marion Ross, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams from "Happy Days;" David Lander, Cindy Williams, and Michael McKean from "Beaches," Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, and Chris Pine from "The Princess Diaries."

The special featured icon’s most famous stars and the celebration captures the “hilarious, positive, upbeat, and romantic nature of Garry Marshall. It’s exactly the show we need right now.” Which seems fitting enough, since Marshall once famously said, “I never want to change the world. I want to entertain the world.” And we all know that for more than six decades, his work in films and television made us belly laugh so hard to the point where we spilled out our milk, and he managed to touch our heart by always leaving us feeling good about the world.

Some of Marshall's most notorious works include "The Lucy Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Danny Thomas Show," "Runaway Bride," "Valentine's Day," "New Year's Eve," and "Mother's Day." In 1996, he was awarded the Woman in Film Lucy Award in recognition of excellence and innovation in creative works that enhanced the perception of women through television. He was later inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1997.

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