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Old 03-24-16, 03:29 PM
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Garry Shandling Dies at 66

Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling, known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died, TMZ reported on Thursday.

He died at an L.A. hospital on Thursday, according to the outlet. A cause of death has not been released.

Born in Chicago, he was raised in Tucson, Arizona, and started out majoring in electrical engineering before completing a marketing degree at the University of Arizona. After moving to Los Angeles, he sold a script for “Sanford and Son” and also wrote for “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He guest-hosted “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and was in consideration to become Carson’s replacement.

In 1986, he created his own sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” for Showtime. The show was nominated for four Emmys, and ran until 1990. The show was noted for being one that often broke the fourth wall, with Shandling speaking directly to the audience, and he played a version of himself: a stand-up comedian aware of the fact that he is a sitcom character.

His second show came with “The Larry Sanders Show” on HBO, which ran from 1992 to 1998. He starred and co-created the comedy, set in the office of a fictional late-night talk show, with Dennis Klein. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmys for the show and, along with Peter Tolan, won an Emmy for the series finale.

“The Larry Sanders Show” was said to have a lasting impact on comedy at HBO, influencing such series as “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” It cracked several “best of” lists, including Time’s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.

NBC offered him $5 million to take over “Late Night” when David Letterman moved to CBS in 1993, but he declined. He was also offered “The Late Late Show” but declined to do the “Larry Sanders Show.”

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This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show.
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Sad. I loved his work but the interview he did with Ricky Gervais changed my opinion of him as a person

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Very sad.
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Jeeze. 66 is too young, and he didn't seem unhealthy or anything either. Weird. Wonder if it was depression.
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1:44 PM PT -- Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Shandling died from a massive heart attack, with no prior warning whatsoever.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz43r99qZhd
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This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show.
I loved that show when it came out.

Damn, I just heard this on the radio and am very bummed.
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Gary Schandling dead at 66

I watched The Winter Soldier last night, and I realized he's covered quite a bit in his career, but Larry Sanders will always be the show that got me hooked on Shandling. RIP.

And scary shit about him just dropping dead like that. I didn't know he had any health issues. He may not have.

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Old 03-24-16, 04:03 PM
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This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show.
The is the music that you hear as you watch the credits.

For some reason I still remember that theme when I don't remember anything else about the show. Sad news this is.
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I liked him even if he was Hydra.
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This is the theme to Garry's Show,
The theme to Garry's show.
Garry called me up and asked if I would write his theme song.
I'm almost halfway finished,
How do you like it so far,
How do you like the theme to Garry's Show.

This is the theme to Garry's Show,
The opening theme to Garry's show.
This is the music that you hear as you watch the credits.
We're almost to the part of where I start to whistle.
Then we'll watch "It's Garry Shandling's Show".

(whistles)

This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show.

Source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthem...howlyrics.html

RIP Garry.
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Sad. The Larry Sanders Show was brilliant.
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Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Sad. I loved his work but the interview he did with Ricky Gervais changed my opinion of him as a person

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I agree on both counts.

RIP
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Too bad. It's Garry Shandling's Show was Seinfeld before Seinfeld.

And The Larry Sanders Show was brilliant.
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Maybe it's just me getting up there a bit myself, but he seemed like he should have been a lot older than 66.

When he was on The Larry Sanders Show, it seems like he should have been about ten years older than his mid-40s.
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Having just turned 33, this seems way too young for a mid-life crisis.
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I was just thinking about rewatching my Larry Sanders box set.

RIP Garry and thanks for the laughs.
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Always was a favorite of mine going back to when I was a kid, and he guest hosted for Johnny. You feel like he still had more left in him too.

I found this video a couple of years ago. Second time I've had to post it in the last few months. Damn. This has been a shitty year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu3YC-hkb04

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I used to watch It's Garry Shandling's Show on Showtime all the time as a youngster, really sad to see him go. Rest in Peace, Garry.
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Feature story on Garry from 2010.

http://www.gq.com/story/comedy-issue...social_twitter
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I loved both his shows and his stand-up stuff before that. He was under appreciated for how brilliant he really was
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Shocked and saddened. RIP Funny man
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Hadn't seen that before. Good article and very thorough.
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Saw the thread title and desperately wanted it to be a joke. Still haven't checked any other site to verify, so hoping it isn't true.
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Great article, thanks for posting.
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I really liked The Garry Shandling show and that theme song was so infectious. Rip.
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