Hollywood lost a legend Tuesday.
Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman, Overboard, Runaway Bride and Beaches, died at age 81. The filmmaker suffered from "complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, Calif.," his rep told E! News in a statement. "The family requests no flowers. Donations in the name of Garry Marshall can be made 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 Northwestern University Undergraduate Scholarship Fund."
A Television Hall of Famer, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Sue Marshall, sisters Ronny Hallin and Penny Marshall, and three children and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be private; a memorial is being planned for Nov. 13, what would have been his 82nd birthday.
Garry, a Bronx native, broke into show business in the late 1950s as a joke writer, which led to a life-changing job as a writer on The Tonight Show With Jack Paar. In 1970, he adapted his first TV hit, The Odd Couple, from a play with his writing partner, Jerry Belson. He created several sitcoms, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy, and acted on occasion, appearing in films like Soapdish, A League of Their Own and Never Been Kissed.