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Hector Elizondo Pays Tribute to Director Garry Marshall: 'He Was a Champion Hugger'

Hector Elizondo Pays Tribute to Director Garry Marshall: 'He Was a Champion Hugger'

Actor Hector Elizondo is mourning the loss of his longtime friend and director Garry Marshall. Elizondo, who played the memorable role of Barney Thompson in 1990's Pretty Woman, appeared in all 18 of Marshall's major films after the two men became friends while working together on 1982's Young Doctors in Love. Now Elizondo, 79, reflects on his collaboration with Marshall, who died on July 19 at age 81 of complications from pneumonia following a stroke, and how the director changed his life. "By the time Garry and I met, I had been a working actor for almost 20 years in film, television, and on stage.

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