Legendary director and producer Garry Marshall died Tuesday at the age of 81 from complications of pneumonia following a stroke. As Hollywood mourned, the stars of daytime took to social media to share their memories and photos of the great man.
Billy Warlock (ex-A.J., GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Frankie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), who appeared on Marshall’s HAPPY DAYS as Leopold “Flip” Phillips, tweeted, “RIP Mr. Marshall. Such a talented and kind man. I thank you so much for giving me my start. You will be so missed.”
GH’s Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie), who appeared in the Marshall-directed soap spoof, Young Doctors in Love, shared a photo of herself laughing on set with him. “RIP and God bless,” she wrote. “It was an honor to work with you and a joy to know you.”
Melissa Fumero (Adriana, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) shared a picture from the episode of her series, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, when Marshall guest-starred. “One of the most fun days I’ve ever had,” she wrote. “On set with Garry Marshall. He was so kind. I’ll never forget that day.”
One of the most fun days I've ever had. On set with Garry Marshall. He was so kind. I'll never forget that day. pic.twitter.com/xRbmTeLoGR— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) July 20, 2016
Kate Linder (Esther, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) appeared in Marshall’s recent film, Mother’s Day, and shared a photo with Marshall and his wife, Barbara. “Working with the legendary and amazing Garry Marshall on Mother’s Day was a dream come true,” she wrote. “My love and thoughts to Barbara and family.”
Wkng w/the legendary & amzing Garry Marshall on Mother's Day was a drmcome true.my luv & thoughts to BARBARA & famly pic.twitter.com/Ck1qbRuG7e— KATE LINDER (@KATELINDER) July 20, 2016
Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren, Y&R) tweeted, “Had a chance to work with this great man. Rest in peace, Garry, you were one in a million.”
Our condolences to Marshall’s family and friends at this difficult time. He touched so many lives, and his brilliant creations will live on forever.