Garry Kent Marshall born on November 13, 1934, was a world-renowned American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and an actor who was best known for creating his masterpiece of Happy Days and some mind baffling spin-offs, in developing Neil Simon’s 1965 play The Odd Couple originally for television, and directing Pretty Woman, Beaches and the Princess diary franchise. In his later years, he worked a lot with Neil and produced many more artistic films like mother’s day.
Early and Personal Life
Garry Kent Marshall was born in the heart of New York City, in the Bronx. His father, Anthony Wallace Marshall, was a director and then a producer in the industry, and his mother, Marjorie Irene was a Tap dance instructor. He did his schooling at De Witt Clinton High School and then attended the Northwestern University for higher education.
In the beginning of1956, Garry served as a stint in the U.S. Army as a writer for Stars and Stripes and Seoul News and was made production chief after his excellent performance for Armed Forces Radio Network, for which he was posted in Korea. Later, he began his career as a comic and joke writer for stand up comedians such as Phill Foster and Joey bishop. He worked in this field for quite a while, before he began writing sitcoms. In 1961, he moved to Hollywood and started working there. Garry came to Hollywood with Freeman, but Freeman soon realized this wasn’t what he wanted to do, and he soon called it off. He then teamed up with Jerry Belson and the duo, wrote together throughout the 1960s. Their first television series that made some excellent name was Hey landlord, which ran successfully on the screens for seven years. After the success with Jerry, in 1970, Garry began writing solo and worked on projects like Happy Days and Mork and Mindy. At the beginning of 1980, Garry met Hector, who turned out to be Garry’s good friend and someone who acted in the first film directed by Garry, called Young Doctors in Love.
Marshall married Barbara Wells on March 9, 1963. The couple has three children, one being the very famous Scott Marshall.
Garry Marshall Net Worth
Garry Marshall accumulated his net worth through his creation of many popular television sitcoms and movies, and by directing and acting in some movies too. Before his tragic death in 2018, his Net Worth was estimated to a whopping amount of $50 million.
Garry Marshall’s career in the industry is one of those careers that are an inspiration to the younger generation. His multi-talented personality made sure he earned some good fortune before he left us mesmerized and in awe.