Garry Marshall

1934 - 2016

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Garry Kent Marshall (November 13, 1934 – July 19, 2016) was an American actor and filmmaker. He started his career in the 1960s writing for The Lucy Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show before he developed Neil Simon's 1965 play The Odd Couple for television in 1970. He gained fame for creating Happy Days (1974–1984), Laverne and Shirley (1976–1983), and Mork and Mindy (1978–1982). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Garry Marshall has received more than 5,745,008 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Garry Marshall is the 408th most popular film director (down from 234th in 2019), the 2,637th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,536th in 2019) and the 112th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Garry Marshall ranks 408 out of 1,580Before him are Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Eldar Ryazanov, Mike Leigh, Jacques Audiard, Bertrand Blier, and Jerzy Hoffman. After him are Kaneto Shindo, Maurice Pialat, Georgiy Daneliya, Ted Kotcheff, Sergiu Nicolaescu, and Susanne Bier.

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Among people born in 1934, Garry Marshall ranks 134Before him are Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Kate Millett, Eileen Atkins, Jacques Loussier, Lucien Muller, and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas. After him are Harlan Ellison, Vladimir Posner, Pierre Clastres, Tony Hoare, Dionigi Tettamanzi, and Jean Chrétien. Among people deceased in 2016, Garry Marshall ranks 131Before him are Alexandre Astruc, Ferdinand Kübler, Meir Dagan, Curtis Hanson, Věra Čáslavská, and Jorge Batlle. After him are Andrei Karlov, Mark Taimanov, Anker Jørgensen, Ilse Aichinger, Victor Stănculescu, and Piet de Jong.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Garry Marshall ranks 2,637 out of 15,968Before him are Joey DeMaio (1954), Mick Mars (1951), Eli Whitney (1765), Florence Owens Thompson (1903), Sung Kang (1972), and Dick Sargent (1930). After him are Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), Wilder Penfield (1891), G. W. Bailey (1944), Don Budge (1915), Paul Strand (1890), and Jesse Jackson (1941).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Garry Marshall ranks 112Before him are Edward Zwick (1952), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Richard Thorpe (1896), John McTiernan (1951), Curtis Hanson (1945), and Gerard Damiano (1928). After him are Clarence Brown (1890), Sam Wood (1883), Paul Schrader (1946), Robert Rossen (1908), Philip Kaufman (1936), and John Landis (1950).