AceShowbiz - Amid the celebration of the best in TV in the past year, the Primetime Emmy Awards didn't forget to pay tribute to TV and entertainment professionals who have died over the last year. Actor %cHenry Winkler% introduced the In Memoriam segment as he remembered Garry Marshall, who created such shows as "Happy Days" and "Mork & Mindy" as well as produced "The Odd Couple".
Winkler, who developed a close relationship with the late filmmaker while working together on "Happy Days" in the 1970s and 80s, said of Marshall, "I could talk endlessly about the career in television of the great Garry Marshall. We could mention his films... but to mention him only as a creator of entertainment would leave out 90 percent of the reason that Garry Marshall was one of the most beloved men in the history of our business."
%cTori Kelly% later took the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to sing "Hallelujah" while images of the likes of %cAlan Rickman%, %cAnton Yelchin%, %cGene Wilder%, %cMuhammad Ali%, %cNatalie Cole%, %cPrince% and %cDavid Bowie% flashed on the giant screen. Sitting on a stool, she played a guitar while delivering a touching rendition of %cJeff Buckley%'s song.
Other talent honored during the In Memoriam segment included %cGarry Handling%, %cDoris Roberts%, %cGlenn Frey%, %cMerle Haggard%, %cAlan Young%, %cAbe Vigoda% and many others.