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Farewell…Garry Marshall

Hollywood lost a legend Tuesday night.

Garry Marshall passed away in a California hospital at the age of 81 years old.

Marshall, who was behind beloved films such as The Princess Diaries and Pretty Woman, began his career as a joke writer for comedians. He eventually moved on to television with writing partner, Jerry Belson, and began writing for shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Lucy Show.

The pair went on to adapt and develop The Odd Couple for television together. Marshall eventually went out on his own and created  series that would turn out to be considered sitcom classics such as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy. Comedies that are still watched and enjoyed to this day.

Marshall was not only a director and a producer. He also made multiple appearances and cameos in everything from Murphy Brown to Soapdish.

His contributions to film, television, and comedy will be appreciated for generations to come.

Rest in peace, Mr. Marshall.

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