On Tuesday, May 12, ABC is taking a look back at the prolific career of Garry Marshall, a director, producer, writer, and actor responsible for some of the most iconic movies and TV shows of all time. The two-hour retrospective airs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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‘The Happy Days of Garry Marshall’ Preview
Garry Marshall is the man behind such TV shows as The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy. He then went on to make such hit films as Beaches, Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Runaway Bride, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day.
Now, nearly four years after his death from a stroke in July 2016, dozens of his co-stars and collaborators came together for this ABC special to look back on the extraordinary man behind all of that extraordinary work.
ABC bills it as a “one-of-a-kind tribute to a Hollywood legend,” a special “full of laughs and heartfelt memories about a man who put family first and spent his life and career making us laugh.”
“Garry famously said, ‘I never wanted to change the world. I wanted to entertain the world.’ And for more than six decades, his work in television and films made us laugh, touched our hearts and always left us feeling good,” said executive producer John Scheinfeld in a statement. “Featuring his most famous stars, this very special celebration captures the hilarious, positive, upbeat, and romantic nature of Garry Marshall. It’s exactly the show we need right now.”
The stars who appear include Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Julia Roberts, Ron Howard, Don Most, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Henry Winkler, Cindy Williams, David Lander, Michael McKean, Pam Dawber, Barbara Hershey, Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Chris Pine, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cary Elwes, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Abigail Breslin, Jimmy Kimmel, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Lowe, and John Stamos, plus Marshall’s wife Barbara and three children, Scott, Kathleen, and Lori.
They all share “never-before-heard stories,” including a look back at the start of his career in Hollywood, plus in a tear-jerking montage, they all recall what it was like when he died.
“Garry Marshall is one of the all-time heroes,” says Roberts in a preview video, and Hathaway adds, “Our greatest dreams came true because of him.”
“Garry is one of the greatest craftsmen of American culture that we have,” says Kutcher.
The Happy Days of Garry Marshall airs Tuesday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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