Garry Marshall, legendary TV and film producer and writer known for shows such as “Mork and Mindy,” “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” as well as films including, “Pretty Woman,” “The Princess Diaries,” “Beaches” and “Runaway Bride,” died Tuesday in Burbank at the age of 81, his representatives said.
Marshall died at 5 p.m. from complications of pneumonia following a stroke, according to a statement released by his publicist.
“He loved telling stories, making people laugh and playing softball,” the statement read.
The New York native was born Garry Kent Maschiarelli on Nov. 13, 1934, according to IMDB.
Marshall’s sister, actress and director Penny Marshall, starred as Laverne DeFazio in “Laverne & Shirley.”
Other well-known TV shows Garry Marshall worked on included “Angie,” “Love, American Style,”
“The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Odd Couple” and “Gomer Pyle: USMC.”
Funeral services for Marshall will be private, but a memorial was being planned for his birthday on November 13, according to the statement.
Instead of flowers, the family was requesting donations be made in Garry Marshall’s name to The Saban Community Clinic, formerly known as the Los Angeles Free Clinic, The Intensive Care Unit at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank and the Northwestern University Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.