Director, actor and LGBT ally Garry Marshall died Tuesday night at a hospital in Burbank after complications of pneumonia following a stroke at 81.
Garry Marshall was everything one could hope in a family man and talented artist who LOVED his life and art. A mentor to many. #legacy
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) July 20, 2016
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) July 20, 2016
My wonderful, hilarious, big-hearted friend Garry Marshall died yesterday. He guided Barbara Hershey and me through #Beaches…
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 20, 2016
RIP doesn’t seem a suitable epitaph for #GarryMarshall does it. The great man was so full of life and laughter. I miss him.
— Bo Derek (@boderek) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall was a wonderful man, hilarious, gifted in the ways of humanity and storytelling. He launched and nur… https://t.co/N1raCJkzQM
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) July 20, 2016
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 20, 2016
I was a young skater kid in NYC with nothing, #GarryMarshall exited an event and just handed me his gift bag full of goodies. LOVE HIM. RIP
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) July 20, 2016
— GeenaDavisInstitute (@GDIGM) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall I adored working with you, your kindness unforgotten. “May you be in heaven half an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.”
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) July 20, 2016
RIP #GarryMarshall What a kind-hearted, funny, creative man. Loved working with him…loved even just standing next to him. You are missed.
— Jennifer Beals (@jenniferbeals) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall hired me at 15 years old. He gave my wife her start at 18, as a makeup artist. He changed our lives. And MANY others. #love
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 20, 2016
A hard day for those of us in the Garry camp. In reflection, I share some memories and feelings with you. Garry and I were shooting Mothers Day this past year my children came to visit the set. I was behind a wall about to do a scene waiting for the very words that every working actor is quite used to, “and….ACTION!” Much to my pleasant surprise the voice booming from behind the wall was my son, Ryder. I couldn’t help but smile and after we finished the scene both Garry and I shared a moment. We knew in an instant that so many things come full circle. That once upon a time that was me on his lap yelling ACTION for my mother and pa on Overboard in 1987. That in Garry’s words in that moment, “The circle of life is an amazing thing isn’t it…” In that moment he was more then my director, he was family. That moment meant way more then any success of any film. I looked around the set and saw faces I had known and seen since I was a little girl. In one flash of a moment there was so much recognition of how loyal, wonderful, kind, generous, funny and profound Garry was. He kept his loved ones close, he loved people, he loved making movies, he loved to laugh, he loved loved loved. And those of us who were fortunate to know him like this were so lucky. The messages Garry shared with the world truly represented his character. He wanted peace and the importance of family and connection to be at the forefront of everything he did. I have so much admiration for his purity of such loving messages. He created things that made us feel good because he just wanted people around him to be happy. Once while shooting Raising Helen, I was reaching for a laugh. I didn’t feel that a scene was going right and I wasn’t hitting the joke and I was incredibly frustrated. He came over to me and gently held my hand and said, “Kate, sometimes we don’t need to laugh, sometimes making us smile is even more important.” Garry wanted to see the world smile because he knew we all need more of that. To everyone in the Garry Marshall family, I love you all so much. I will miss you Garry ❤️ I love you.
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