We’ve Lost Another Legend! RIP Garry Marshall

We lost one of the giants of American comedy yesterday.  Garry Marshall died at the age of 81.  He co-created “Happy Days”, “Laverne and Shirley”, and “Mork and Mindy”.  And he directed “Pretty Woman”, “Overboard”, “Beaches”, and “The Princess Diaries”.  He also did a lot of acting,    Garry started out in the ’60s, writing for classic TV shows like “Make Room for Daddy” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show”.  Then he created some of the most iconic shows of the ’70s, including “Happy Days”, and its spin-offs “Laverne and Shirley”,“Mork and Mindy”, and “Joanie Loves Chachi”.  He’s also the guy who brought “The Odd Couple” to TV.  He also directed some pretty iconic movies, including “Pretty Woman”“Beaches”“The Princess Diaries”“Overboard”,“Runaway Bride”“Valentine’s Day”“New Year’s Eve”, and “Mother’s Day”, which came out earlier this year.  He also did a little acting . . . like when he played a baseball team owner in “A League of Their Own”, which was directed by his sister PENNY MARSHALL.  She was also the star of “Laverne and Shirley”.  In addition to Penny, he’s survived by Barbara, his wife of over 50 years, their three kids, several grandchildren, and another sister.  One other thing we should note . . . although it’s not necessarily a career high:  Marshall is on the record admitting that it was HIS idea to have Fonzie JUMP THE SHARK on “Happy Days

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