Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Television Visionary dead at 81

Rest in Peace - Garry Marshall, legendary TV and film director 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 confirmed.

Actor/director Garry Marshall receives the "Filmmaker of the Year" award at the American Cinema Editors' 54th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 15, 2004 in Beverly Hills. 

Marshall died at 5 p.m. from complications of pneumonia following a stroke, according to a statement released by his publicist Michelle Bega.

The New York native, born Garry Kent Maschiarelli, directed, produced and starred in films and TV shows beginning in the late 1950's.

Garry with sister Penny Marshall.

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