- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (10,15,31)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 4
- Birth Year: 1949
- Birthday: 29. November
- Birthplace: Springfield, USA - Illinois
- Profile: 2-4
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: Planning 4
- Definition: Double Split - Small (10,15,31)
- Variables: BLL-MLL
- 2551 Initiation
- 1648 The Wavelength
- 3740 Community
- 1858 Judgment
- 0952 Concentration
American actor, writer, comedian, producer and director. He worked in clubs and performed concerts before becoming a "permanent guest host" on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1981-1987). He starred in It's Garry Shandling's Show (1985-1990) and The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998).
Shandling hosted the Grammy Awards in 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1994. He hosted the Emmy Awards in 2000 and 2004, and co-hosted (giving the opening monologue) in 2003.
Shandling wrote and starred in director Mike Nichols' What Planet Are You From? (2000), and co-starred with Warren Beatty and others in Town & Country (2001).
Shandling, along with co-author David Rensin, wrote Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host: The Autobiography of Larry Sanders written in the voice of his alter ego, Larry Sanders.
He died suddenly of pulmonary thrombosis at 11:37 AM on 24 March 2016, at age 66.