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Garry Marshall dead at 81

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LOS ANGELES — Garry Marshall, legendary TV and film producer and writer known for shows such as “Mork and Mindy,” “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” as well as films including, “Pretty Woman,” “Beaches” and “Runaway Bride,” has died at the age of 81, the actor’s publicist confirmed in a statement obtained by KTLA.

The New York native was born Garry Kent Maschiarelli on Nov. 13, 1934, according to the website IMDB.

Marshall’s sister, actress Penny Marshall, starred as Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley.”

Other well-known TV shows Marshall worked on included: “Angie,” “Love, American Style, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Odd Couple” and “Gomer Pyle: USMC.”