Emmys 2016: ‘In Memoriam’ sure to remember TV legends Garry Shandling, Patty Duke, Garry Marshall

Each year’s “In Memoriam” segment at the Emmy Awards is emotional, but the 2016 version will be extra special. Producers are sure to remember such TV legends as Garry Shandling, Patty Duke, and Garry Marshall among the many who will be honored. The 68th Emmys ceremony will be live on ABC and hosted by late night host Jimmy Kimmel this Sunday at 5:00 PT; 8:00 ET.

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Shandling is a past Emmy winner for comedy writing (“The Larry Sanders Show,” 1998) and hosted the ceremony in 2000 and 2004. Duke won three Emmys for acting in the telefilms “My Sweet Charlie” (1970), “Captains and the Kings” (1977), and “The Miracle Worker” (1980). Marshall never won an Emmy but is in the television academy’s hall of fame for creating such comedy classics as “The Odd Couple,” “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley,”and “Mork and Mindy.” In fact, Marshall’s “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler has just been announced as the leader of a short tribute to him. The memoriam music will be provided by Grammy nominee Tori Kelly.

There are over 70 prominent people strongly associated with television who might be included in this year’s tribute, although producers can normally fit in around 40 of them. Other Emmy-winning actors who died in the past 12 months: David Canary (“All My Children”), Larry Drake (“L.A. Law”), Fyvush Finkel (“Picket Fences”), Pat Harrington, Jr. (“One Day at a Time”), Ken Howard (“Grey Gardens”), Keith Michell (“The Six Wives of Henry VIII”), Alan Rickman (“Rasputin”), Doris Roberts (“St. Elsewhere,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”), and Gene Wilder (“Will and Grace”).

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And there is a long list of other possibilities for the segment:

Norman Abbott (director)
Joe Alaskey (actor)
Muhammad Ali (athlete/actor)
David Bowie (actor/singer)
Bud Collins (analyst/host)
Kevin Corcoran (actor)
Catherine Coulson (actor)
Rod Daniel (director/producer)
Michael Dann (executive)
Ronnie Claire Edwards (actor)
Bob Elliott (actor/comedian)
Glenn Frey (actor/musician)
Joe Garagiola (host/announcer)
George Gaynes (actor)
Reg Grundy (producer)
Ann Morgan Guilbert (actor)
Dan Haggerty (actor)
Earl Hamner (producer/writer)
Steven Hill (actor)
Beth Howland (actor)
David Huddleston (actor)
Gary Hutzel (visual effects)
Marty Ingels (actor)
Anne Jackson (actor)
Marvin Kaplan (actor)
Jack Larson (actor)
Sagan Lewis (actor)
Richard Libertini (actor)
Robert Loggia (actor)
David Margulies (actor)
Leslie Martinson (director)
John McLaughlin (host)
John McMartin (actor)
Al Molinaro (actor)
Noel Neill (actor)
James Noble (actor)
Hugh O’Brian (actor)
Jim Perry (host)
Jon Polito (actor)
Prince (musician)
Paul Prudhomme (host)
Bill Richmond (writer)
Jack Riley (actor)
Wayne Rogers (actor)
Morley Safer (journalist/host)
Theresa Saldana (actor)
Joe Santos (actor)
John Saunders (anchor/host)
William Schallert (actor)
James Sheldon (director)
Michael Stevens (producer/director)
Fred Thompson (actor)
Abe Vigoda (actor)
Janet Waldo (actor)
Murray Weissman (public relations)
Howard West (producer)
Sean Whitesell (writer/producer)
Jason Wingreen (actor)
Alan Young (actor)

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