Garry Marshall Emmys Video: Watch Henry Winkler Emmy Awards Tribute
Henry Winkler paid tribute to Garry Marshall at the 2016 Emmys on Sunday. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Marshall died in July at age 81. He was a four-time Emmy nominee, and although he never won one of the prestigious awards, he left an indelible mark on the television industry. Marshall was responsible for creating such iconic shows as “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley,” and “Mork & Mindy.” He also adapted and produced “The Odd Couple.”
Winkler developed a close relationship with Marshall through their time working together on “Happy Days” in the 1970s and 80s. The actor is best known for his role on the show as Arthur Fonzarelli, often called The Fonz or Fonzie. It marked Winkler’s breakout gig, scoring him three Emmy nominations, and it’s clear he still sees himself as in debt to Marshall for the opportunity.
Taking the stage at the Microsoft Theater, Winkler said, “I could talk endlessly about the career in television of the great Garry Marshall. We could mention his films… but to mention him only as a creator of entertainment would leave out 90 percent of the reason that Garry Marshall was one of the most beloved men in the history of our business.”
Indeed, Marshall is also known for his work on the big screen, including the films The Flamingo Kid, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries. His most recent movie, Mother’s Day, came out this past May. Winkler’s tribute served to introduce this year’s Emmy In Memoriam segment. Check out the full video below.