Garry Shandling is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 29 november 1949 at Chicago (USA)
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Birth name Garry Emmanuel ShandlingNationality USABirth 29 november 1949Garry Emmanuel Shandling (born November 29, 1949), is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.
at Chicago (USA
)Death 24 march 2016
(at 66 years)Awards
Primetime Emmy Award
Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Carson (other hopefuls were Joan Rivers, David Letterman and David Brenner). In 1986 he created It's Garry Shandling's Show, for the pay cable channel Showtime. It was nominated for four Emmy Awards (including one for Shandling) and lasted until 1990. His second show, The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was even more successful. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale.
During his three-decade career, Shandling has been nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations.
Shandling has never been married and has divulged little about his personal life. He shared an apartment with actress fiancée and onetime Playboy model Linda Doucett from 1987 until 1994; on The Larry Sanders Show, Doucett portrayed Darlene, Hank Kingsley's doting assistant.
To promote Not Just the Best of The Larry Sanders Show, he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, where he explained that he plays a lot of basketball and has just started boxing. He has also mentioned on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that he has a pet snake. Shandling was one of only a few people to attend Farrah Fawcett's funeral. An avid boxing fan, Shandling co-owns the "Wildcard West Boxing Gym", along with director Peter Berg.