Hollywood Legend Dies at 81
A Hollywood legend has died at the age of 81. According to CNN, Garry Marshall, who created numerous popular 1970s TV shows and more recent movies, has died at a Burbank, California hospital from complications of pneumonia and a stroke.
Marshall began his career as a joke writer for shows like "The Lucy Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Then he started creating TV shows, introducing the world to "Happy Days," "Mork & Mindy," "The Odd Couple," and "Laverne and Shirley."
He later moved into film, directing hit movies like "The Flamingo Kid," "Overboard, "Beaches," "Pretty Women," Runaway Bride," "The Princess Diaries," and "Raising Helen."
His long career also included some acting from the 1950s until his death yesterday.