- Name: Garry Shandling
- Age at Death: 66 years old
- Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $17 Million
- Status: Deceased
Garry Shandling was an American actor, comedian and writer. He was best know for the series The Larry Sanders Show, and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show. Shandling was born to parents Irving and Muriel on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. He had an older brother ‘Barry’ who died from cystic fibrosis. Shandling grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he attended Palo Verde High School. He later studied marketing at the University of Arizona. He also took several courses in creative writing.
Shandling moved to Los Angeles in 1973. He started out as a comedy writer for the sitcoms ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’. He was first inspired to become a comedian after his involvement in a serious automobile accident. His stand-up debut was in 1978 at ‘The Comedy Store’ located in West Hollywood. Shandling released his first comedy special ‘Alone in Vegas’ in 1984. He followed suit with his ’25th Anniversary Special (1986)’ and ‘Stand-up (1991)’.
Shandling and Alan Zweibel created the sitcom, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, in 1985. The show ran for four seasons on Showtime from 1986-1990. It picked up four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won five CableACE Awards. Shandling followed up with the award-winning ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ in 1992. The show aired on HBO from 1992-1998 for a total of six seasons. Shandling won his first Emmy Award in 1994 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Notable film roles include What Planet Are You From? (2000), Town & Country (2001), and Over the Hedge (2006).
Garry Shandling died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 66. His reported cause of death was pulmonary thrombosis. He was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday morning after a sudden illness. He died shortly after. Shandling was 5ft 10in tall and had a net worth of $17 million. He was never married and had no children. He did however date Playboy model ‘Linda Doucett’ from 1987 to 1994.
Garry Shandling Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Garry Emmanuel Shandling
- Birthday: November 29, 1949
- Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Writer
- Years Active: 1975-2016
- Net Worth 2017: US $17 Million
- Partner(s): Linda Doucett
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: March 24, 2016
- Cause of Death: Pulmonary Thrombosis
- Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.