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 Henry 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."
Tori Kelly later took the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to sing "Hallelujah" while images of the likes of Alan Rickman, Anton Yelchin, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, Natalie Cole, Prince and David Bowie flashed on the giant screen. Sitting on a stool, she played a guitar while delivering a touching rendition of Jeff Buckley's song.
Other talent honored during the In Memoriam segment included Garry Handling, Doris Roberts, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, Alan Young, Abe Vigoda and many others.