The Film Doctor team send our love to the family, friends and spirit of Garry Marshall director of hit movies Pretty Woman, New Year’s Eve and Mother’s Day. He passed away last night, aged 81, due to complications of pneumonia according to Variety.
Garry also created legendary hit TV shows such as Happy Days and Mork and Mindy as well as working as an actor throughout his prolific career.
Pretty Woman star Richard Gere said: “Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one’s lifetime. Besides being the pulse and life force of ‘Pretty Woman’… a steady helmsman on a ship that could have easily capsized…
“He was a super fine and decent man, husband and father who brought real joy and love and infectious good spirits to every thing and everyone he crossed paths with.
“Everyone loved Garry. He was a mentor and a cheerleader and one of the funniest men who ever lived. He had a heart of the purest gold and a soul full of mischief. He was Garry.”
GARRY MARSHALL Rest In Peace .. Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty , friendship and generosity .
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) July 20, 2016