Winters, Marshall win TV Land awards

June 16, 2008 at 12:44 AM
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16 (UPI) -- Jonathan Winters and Garry Marshall were among the celebrities honored at the TV Land awards show in Santa Monica, Calif.

Robin Williams, who played Winters' father on the sit-com "Mork & Mindy," presented the 82-year-old funnyman with the Pioneer award during the show, which aired Sunday.

"This is a kick," Winters said as he accepted his prize.

Marshall -- who has worked behind the scenes of classic TV shows like "Happy Days," "The Odd Couple" and "Laverne & Shirley" -- was presented with the Legend award after tributes from Jack Klugman, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams and Henry Winkler.

"Tony Randall and I were the luckiest actors in the world because we had Garry Marshall as our boss," Klugman told the star-studded crowd.

"He is not just my show biz hero, he is my don and I am so proud to be here to kiss his ring," Winkler added.

"Thank you for making me a legend in my own time slot," Marshall quipped upon receiving his award.

"The Golden Girls" was also honored with the Pop Culture award. Betty White, who accepted the prize with her former co-stars Bea Arthur and Rue McLanahan, said the best part about winning was "we get the chance to see each other again."

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