Once called a legend in his own time slot, Garry Marshall has been among the most successful writers, directors, and producers in America for more than five decades. As a comedy writer who began his career during television's last ?golden age? writing for Dick Van Dyke, he went on to produce some of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, including The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne Shirley, and Mork Mindy. Marshall's enormous influence as a director has been felt in film as well, in such classic motion pictures as The Flamingo Kid, Beaches, Pretty Woman, and The Princess Diaries. His work on the big screen has delighted audiences for the last three decades and has withstood the test of time. In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time, sharing the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the ?street performer? Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others. This honest, vibrant, and often hilarious memoir reveals a man whose career has been defined by his drive to make people laugh and whose personal philosophy?despite his tremendous achievements?has always been that life is more important than show business.
Bronx-born Garry Marshall (nee Maschiarelli) is the celebrated producer and director behind such television hits as THE ODD COUPLE and HAPPY DAYS. He went on to even greater success in the 1980s and ‘90s by producing and directing some of the biggest film hits of the day, such as BEACHES, PRETTY WOMAN, and RUNAWAY BRIDE. In this candid memoir, Marshall, despite his powerful Hollywood career, comes across as a modest, loyal family man, and writes eloquently about the importance of having a balanced life.
- Performing Arts, Biography + Autobiography
- Entertainment + Performing Arts, Television / Direction + Production, Film + Video / Direction + Production
- Random House Large Print
- Large Print
- April 24, 2012
- April 24, 2012
- Garry Marshall