Garry Shandling

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Birth Name: Garry Emmanuel Shandling

Date of Birth: November 29, 1949

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: March 24, 2016

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Garry Shandling was an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. 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 (Singer) and Irving Shandling.

Garry’s paternal grandparents were Jacob Shandling (the son of David Shandling and Hannah Teplitz) and Anna Cohn (the daughter of Israel Cohn and Rose). Jacob was born in Skuodas, Lithuania. Hannah was the daughter of Leo Teplitz. Anna was born in Odessa, Ukraine.

Garry’s maternal grandparents were Charles Singer and Ada Goorvitch/Goovitsh. Charles was born in New York, to a father from Austria and a mother from Romania. Ada was born in London, England, to parents from Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of Garry Shandling –

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

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  1. fuzzybear44 says:

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

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