Actor And Comedian Garry Shandling Dies At 66

Actor Garry Shandling arrives at the world premiere of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment's Iron Man 2 in Hollywood in 2010.

Actor Garry Shandling arrives at the globe premiere of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man two in Hollywood in 2010. Frazer Harrison/Getty Pictures hide caption

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The actor and comedian Garry Shandling has died at the age of 66 following a “healthcare emergency,” according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Greatest identified for his function on the pioneering cable television comedy series, The Larry Sanders Show, Shandling began his showbiz career as a writer for Television sitcoms such as Welcome Back, Kotter and Sanford and Son, The Related Press reports.

In 2007, Shandling spoke with David Bianculli on NPR’s Fresh Air about his DVD collection referred to as Not Just the Very best of The Larry Sanders Show, which characteristics eight hours of extras, including primarily unedited chats with stars who made guest appearances on the Larry Sanders sofa. You can listen to the Fresh Air conversation right here.

And here he is in the course of a 1981 look on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.


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