July 20, 2016


Hollywood Mourns Director Garry Marshall

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Director Garry Marshall died at the age of 81 on Tuesday from complications of pneumonia following a stroke in Burbank, Calif. The Hollywood icon is known for his movies Pretty WomanOverboard and Beaches among many, many others.

"He loved telling stories, making people laugh, and playing softball, winning numerous championships," his rep told E! News. "Even at age 81, he had a record this year of 6 - 1 pitching for his team."

Marshall began his career as a joke writer in the 1950s, which led to a job writing for The Tonight Show With Jack Paar. His first TV hit was The Odd Couple, created with writing partner Jerry Belson, and many more followed, including Happy DaysLaverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy.

He's directed numerous movies, including the ever-so-loved Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. He apparently was trying to get Princess Diaries 3 into production. Other credits include Valentine's DayNew Year's Eve and Mother's Day.

Hollywood is mourning Wednesday morning as they remember the film heavyweight: