Garry Shandling

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Birth Name: Garry Emmanuel Shandling

Date of Birth: November 29, 1949

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: March 24, 2016

Place of Death: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Garry Shandling was an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. He was known for his work on The Larry Sanders Show and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.

Garry was the son of Muriel Estelle and Irving Shandling.

Garry’s paternal grandfather was Jacob Shandling (the son of David Shandling and Hannah Teplitz). Jacob was born in Skuodas, Lithuania. Hannah was the daughter of Leo Teplitz.

Garry’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Cohn (the daughter of Israel Cohn and Rose). Anna was born in Odessa, Ukraine.

Garry’s maternal grandfather was named Charles Singer. Charles was born in New York, to a father from Austria and a mother from Romania.

Garry’s maternal grandmother was named Ada Goorvitch/Goovitsh. Ada was born in London, England, to parents from Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of Garry Shandling –

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

1 Response

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    R.I.P. Garry, didn’t know he pass away

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