Director, writer and producer, Garry Marshall, passed away on Tuesday evening from complications of pneumonia. Famous for developing the shows Happy Days and directing 18 films in his career, he was loved in the film community. Marshall had been admitted into the hospital due to a stroke when he caught pneumonia. He was 81 when he passed away.
Marshall wrote for some of the best of the best when it came to TV comedy, from The Joey Bishop Show, The Lucy Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960s, he then went on to create the classic sitcoms The Odd Couple, Happy Days, and Mork & Mindy in the 1970s. He was also well known for the films he directed. Pretty Woman is probably his most well known film, but he also directed The Princess Diaries, The Runaway Bride and the recent film Mother’s Day.
Hollywood has lost yet another great figure and our condolences go out to his friends and family is this very sad time.
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