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With Garry Shandling, nothing was straightforward, including the DVD release of 'Larry Sanders Show'

With Garry Shandling, nothing was straightforward, including the DVD release of 'Larry Sanders Show'

Garry Shandling died at age 66 on Thursday, leaving behind an impressive television and comedy legacy. This story originally ran in The Times on April 15, 2007, just before the DVD release of Shandling's seminal comedy series "The Larry Sanders Show."

We could begin with the Zen "emptiness circle" tattooed on the back of his neck. Or start by setting the scene: "It's a pleasant spring afternoon on the calm and verdant grounds of the Hotel Bel-Air; swans glide thoughtlessly across a still pond." We...

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