Farewell to the father of Pretty Woman
“Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one’s lifetime. Besides being the pulse and life force of Pretty Woman… a steady helmsman on a ship that could have easily capsized… he was a super fine and decent man, husband and father who brought real joy and love and infectious good spirits to everything and everyone he crossed paths with”.
Richard Gere remembers Garry Marshall, who became famous with his legendary cinematic fairy tale of the 90s, Pretty Woman.
He was a symbol of an American cinema era that still gambled on the romantic comedy made up of structured dialogues, pairs of actors, a punctual film camera but never invasive. Today we remember him as the father of Pretty Woman, but he was also the creator of one of the most iconic sitcoms of the 1970s, Happy Days, which featured unforgettable characters including “The Fonz”, played by Henry Winkler, who became a cultural phenomenon. Marshall also produced some of the most popular TV shows such as The Odd Couple, Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy.