Hollywood Comedian Garry Shandling died

Mar 25, 2016 12:05 IST

Garry ShandlingRenowned Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling was died on 24 March 2016 in Santa Monica. He was 66.

He was best known for the shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.

About Garry Shandling

• He was born in Chicago and raised in Tucson, Arizona.

• He started out majoring in electrical engineering before completing a marketing degree at the University of Arizona.

• He guest-hosted on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and created his own sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show in 1986.

• The show, also co-created by Alan Zweibel, was nominated for four Emmys, and ran until 1990.

• He starred and co-created Larry Sanders Show for HBO and was nominated for 18 Emmys for it and, along with Peter Tolan, won an Emmy for the series finale.

• He also acted in films like Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dr Dolittle, Zoolander and Over the Hedge.

• He also served as a popular awards show host for emceeing the Grammys in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994, and the Emmys in 2000 and 2004.

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