An Interview with Garry Marshall
(1934-2016) hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Garry Marshall died on July 19, 2016 at the age of 81. Over the course of his life, he was a comedy writer, actor, director, and television show-runner, creating shows such as Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, and Mork and Mindy, and directing such successful films such as Overboard, Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries and more recently Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve . His last film, released this April, was Mother’s Day.
Marshall started out as a joke writer for Jack Paar and Joey Bishop, then came to Hollywood and worked on various shows, including I Love Lucy, Make Room for Daddy and The Dick Van Dyke Show, before creating his own programs. He later moved on to films, created his own theater company, and even directed for the Los Angeles Opera.
Richard Wolinsky interviewed Garry Marshall on May 9, 2012 while he was on a book tour for his memoir, co-written with his daughter Lori Marshall, My Happy Days in Hollywood. The interview was recorded at Book Passage Bookstore, in Corte Madera, California.
This interview covers Marshall’s entire career, from his early days in New York to his work in television and film, including in-depth looks at the process of creating film and television.