Garry Marshall

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Marshall in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Garry Kent Marshall

Date of Birth: November 13, 1934

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: July 19, 2016

Place of Death: Burbank, California, U.S.

*father – Italian
*maternal grandfather – English, Scottish, Irish
*maternal grandmother – German

Garry Marshall was an American actor, director, writer, and producer. He directed the films Young Doctors in Love, The Flamingo Kid, Nothing in Common (1986), Overboard (1987), Beaches, Pretty Woman, Frankie and Johnny, Exit to Eden, Dear God, The Other Sister, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Georgia Rule, Valentine’s Day (2010), New Year’s Eve (2011), and Mother’s Day (2016). He also co-wrote his films The Flamingo Kid and The Other Sister, as well as the films How Sweet It Is! and The Grasshopper. He created the shows The Brian Keith Show and Happy Days; co-created the shows The Odd Couple, which he directed and wrote for; Me and the Chimp, which he also wrote for; Laverne & Shirley, which he directed episodes of; Blansky’s Beauties, Mork & Mindy, Angie, and Joanie Loves Chachi; developed the show The New Odd Couple, wrote for The Jack Paar Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Show, Make Room for Daddy, The Bill Dana Show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.; The Lucy Show, and Love, American Style; and co-wrote the made-for-tv movie Evil Roy Slade. His acting roles include the films Hocus Pocus and Keeping Up with the Steins.

Garry was the son of Marjorie Evelyn (Ward), who ran the Marjorie Marshall Dance School, and Anthony “Tony” Masciarelli/Marshall, a director of industrial films, and producer. He was the brother of director and actress Penny Marshall and television producer Ronny Marshall Hallin. His father’s family was from San Martino sulla Marrucina, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy; and Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. His mother had English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry on one side, and German ancestry on the other. He was also billed as Garry K. Marshall.

Garry was married to Barbara Wells, until his death. The couple had three children, including director Scott Marshall.

Garry’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe “Joseph” Masciarelli (the son of Antonio Masciarelli and Maria Antolino). Antonio was the son of Donato Masciarelli and Rosa Pulcinella.

Garry’s paternal grandmother was Anna DeSantis (the daughter of Pietro DeSantis and Anna Corretto/Pascucci/Pereucci). Anna was born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Pietro was born in Mozzagrogna, Abruzzi, the son of Camillo DeSantis and Angela Maria Di Bucchianicio.

Garry’s maternal grandfather was William H. Ward (the son of Albert Ward and Christine O’Connell). William was born in New York. Christine was born in Scotland, the daughter of Francis O’Connell and Agnes Weir.

Garry’s maternal grandmother was Margie Mueller/Muller/Miller (the daughter of Georg/George Mueller/Muller/Miller and Dorothea Sherbenberger). Margie was born in New York, to German parents. Georg was the son of William Mueller/Muller/Miller and Elisabeth.

Sources: Genealogy of Garry Marshall –

Garry’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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