String quintets performed and Bette Midler sang. Studio moguls recalled TV’s lucrative happy days, and Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts talked about what a mensch director-producer Garry Marshall was. Vin Scully came out of retirement to praise Marshall’s athletic ability and love for sports.
To cap things off, Marshall’s alma mater, Northwestern, sent its marching band to parade through the Northridge Performing Arts Center.
On Sunday, that’s essentially what Hollywood gave the late director — a grand parade. Four months after his death, the entertainment industry saluted Marshall with a memorial-tribute, on what would’ve been his 82nd birthday.