Garry Marshall dead at 81, according to reports

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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, according to Variety and other published reports.

Family members confirmed Marshall’s death to Variety, CBS News, and Access Hollywood.

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.”

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