Film: RIP Garry Marhsall, the guy who made Julia Roberts a star, dies at 81
Famed director and producer Garry Marshall has died. He was 81 years old.
Marshall, who created some of the most popular 1970's TV shows -- including "Mork and Mindy" and "Happy Days," and directed hit films like "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries" -- died yesterdayin a Burbank hospital, his publicist Michelle Bega confirmed.
Marshall passed away from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital, Bega said in a statement Tuesday.
The Hollywood legend directed, produced and starred in films and TV shows since the late 1950's.
He directed 18 films, including big screen hits like "Beaches," "Overboard," "Runaway Bride," "Valentine's Day" and1990's "Pretty Woman,"which made a star of Julia Roberts and gave Richard Gere his first hit in years.