66 (passed away Mar. 24th, 2016)
Nov. 29th, 1949
5' 10 1/2
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Garry Emmanuel Shandling was an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He was best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.
- Wrote for television early in his career on such shows as _"Sanford and Son" (1972)_ (qv) and _"Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975)_ (qv). An automobile accident left him in critical condition. It was during recovery that he decided to get into stand-up comedy.
- Grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He attended Palo Verde High School and the University of Arizona. He initially majored in electrical engineering, but graduated with a degree in marketing. He studied creative writing for a year as a grad student.
- Older brother Barry died of cystic fibrosis in 1960.
- Turned down an offer from NBC to take over "Late Night With..." after 'David Letterman' (qv) left for CBS, because he was launching _"The Larry Sanders Show" (1992)_ (qv).
- Friend of 'Dana Delany' (qv).
- Lived with sometimes co-star, 'Linda Doucett' (qv) from 1987-94. When they broke up, she filed charges against him for sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
- Sued former manager 'Brad Grey' (qv), dispute is over talents that Grey met through their business association.
- Is portrayed by 'Stewart Francis' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).