TV, Film Director Garry Marshall Dead At 81 - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |


TV, Film Director Garry Marshall Dead At 81

Posted: Updated:
CBS News CBS News

Garry Marshall has passed away at 81. The director died from complications of pneumonia following a stroke on Tuesday at a hospital in Burbank, California, his publicist confirmed.

The prolific writer, director and producer's career spanned several decades in both TV and film, starting with hit sitcoms like "Happy Days" and "The Odd Couple" before Marshall moved onto directing Hollywood films like "Beaches," "Pretty Woman" and "The Other Sister."

The native New Yorker, who was born in the Bronx, switched careers after first working as a reporter for the New York Daily News.

Marshall majored in journalism at Northwestern University. After leaving the newspaper, Marshall moved to Los Angeles in 1961 to write for TV shows like "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In 1970, he started working as a TV producer on "The Odd Couple," then produced "Happy Days," "Laverne and Shirley" and "Mork and Mindy."

Marshall spent the 1980s directing films, but his true breakout came in 1990 with "Pretty Woman," which also turned Julia Roberts into one of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Marshall directed several films through the 1990s and 2000s, including "The Princess Diaries" and "Runaway Bride."

He also continued his working relationship and friendship with Roberts through the end of his career, on 2016's film "Mother's Day."

Marshall's funeral services will be private, though a memorial is being planned for his birthday on November 13. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue Marshall, three children and six grandchildren.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.