This is a big loss for Hollywood.
Garry Marshall, who directed Pretty Woman and created/executive produced some of the most popular sitcoms on TV (Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, The Odd Couple and Mork & Mindy, to name a few) died Tuesday at 81.
Marshall, the older brother of director-actress Penny Marshall, died in a Burbank Hospital at 5 p.m. from complications of pneumonia following a stroke. His most recent film was the April release Mother’s Day, which reunited him with his Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts.
I actually got to meet and audition for Gerry Marshall- he really was a nice guy who was interested in what I had to say and what I was doing (he even wanted to come to a comedy show of mine!). Good dude, huge loss. I’ll always remember him as a beacon of hope during my VERY depressing LA beginnings.