My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir

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Crown Archetype, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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With the television hitsThe Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley,andMork & Mindy, and movies likeThe Flamingo Kid, Beaches, Pretty Woman,andThe Princess Diariesunder his belt, Garry Marshall has been among the most successful writers, directors, and producers in America for more than five decades. His work on the small and big screen has delighted audiences for the last three decades and has withstood the test of time. 

InMy 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.


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User Review  - knahs - LibraryThing

Garry Marshall’s autobiography is a delight – from his stories of growing up as sickly child in the Bronx to his desires to be a writer, his college days at Northwestern, and his Army service. And you ... Read full review

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The book reads like he talks and made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. As a tv addict, it was fun to read about his rise through the ranks and his dealings with some of the biggest stars ... Read full review

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Contents

NORTHWESTERN
13
Attending College with the Thickest Accent Anyone Had Ever Heard
24
NEW YORK CITY
35
Finding Love Laughs and Lucy in Calyornia
45
THE ODD COUPLE
60
HAPPY DAYS
74
SCHLEMIELI SCHLIMAZEL
89
MORK MINDY
102
I2 NOTHING IN COMMON
132
Exploring Female Friendship with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey
157
I_ei_er Pacino the Claire de Lane and
176
Building Stories in a Post O__iee and a New Career as an Actor
193
2 THE PRINCESS DIARIES
211
RAISING HELEN
224
Jane Rules and Lindsay Misbehazes
239
Celebrating the Splendor cf Vew Turk City
265

IO YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE
114

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About the author (2012)

GARRY MARSHALL is a veteran producer, director, and writer of film, television, and theater. He learned his craft writing jokes for Lucille Ball, Dick Van Dyke, and Danny Thomas. He has created and produced some of television’s most beloved situation comedies and directed some of America’s favorite romantic comedies. Marshall has been married to his wife, Barbara, for close to fifty years, and he has three children and six grandchildren. He writes with his daughter Lori; acts in movies directed by his son, Scott; and produces plays at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California, with his daughter Kathleen. 
 
LORI MARSHALL has written eleven produced children’s plays for the stage, co-written two books, and contributed to theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times,and theChicago Tribune.Like her father, she is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has been writing with her father since the eighth grade, when he helped her punch up an English paper on Franz Kafka. She lives in San Francisco and is the mother of twin girls, Lily Camille and Charlotte Grace.