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Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries Director, Dies at 81

Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries Director, Dies at 81
Sad news for movie fans. Iconic American filmmaker and legendary TV sitcom creator Garry Marshall has passed away. Perhaps best known for turning Julia Roberts into a household name with his classic 1990 romanic comedy Pretty Woman, the man succumbed to complications from pneumonia following a stroke. A Los Angeles resident most of his life, he died Tuesday night in a Burbank, California hospital.

Garry Marshall was 81 years old at the time of his passing. Along with Pretty Woman, he also helped establish actress Anne Hathaway as a true Hollywood star with both 2001's The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. A true legend in both the world of film and television, news of his untimely demise was first announced by Access Hollywood. Cause of death was then later confirmed by TMZ.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Marshall began his career on television writing for Jack Paar's Tonight Show.
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Garry Marshall Dies At 81: Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy

TV will never be the same. Acclaimed producer Garry Marshall has died at the age of 81. The brother of Laverne & Shirley's Penny Marshall created the Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, Mork & Mindy, and Angie TV shows, and so much more.The Bronx-born son of Marjorie Irene and Anthony Wallace, Marshall began his career as a joke-writer for Joey Bishop. Marshall's other TV series work includes: Blansky's Beauties, The Brian Keith Show, Me and the Chimp, Love American Style, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lucy Show, The Joey Bishop Show, and Make Room for Daddy.Read More…
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Garry Marshall, Happy Days Creator and Filmmaker, Dead at 81

Garry Marshall, Happy Days Creator and Filmmaker, Dead at 81
Garry Marshall, whose contributions to screens small and big included Happy Days and the original TV adaptation of The Odd Couple, died on Tuesday at age 81.

Access Hollywood was first to report on the legend’s passing; per TMZ, he died from complications from pneumonia.

A Bronx native and brother to actress/director Penny Marshall and TV producer Ronny Marshall Hallin, Marshall started out his career as a writer for Jack Paar’s Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Hour and The Dick Van Dyke Show. From there, he went on to develop for TV an adaptation of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple,
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Merlin Olsen Dead at 69

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Merlin Olsen Dead at 69
On January 1 we reported that former football star and actor Merlin Olsen was suing NBC Universal, NBC Studios, and 20th Century Fox for exposing him to asbestos over the years. Now comes word that Olsen has died of mesothelioma in California.

Olsen was someone who had successful careers in both sports and acting. TV drama fans will remember him from his roles in 'Little House on the Prairie' (he played Jonathan Garvey) and 'Father Murphy' (as the title character) and football fans will remember his long pro football career playing for The Los Angeles Rams. He was the 1962 Rookie of the Year and retired in 1976 after being named to the Pro Bowl fourteen times. He also had a career as a sports commentator and analyst.

Olsen had roles in other TV shows and movies as well, including 'Aaron's Way,' 'Fathers and Sons,' 'Kung Fu,
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