Emmy winner created TV hits like "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and directed classic movies including "Pretty Woman" and "Beaches."\r\n\r\n"Happy Days" creator Garry Marshall died on Tuesday. He was 81.\r\n\r\nHis sister, actress and producer Penny Marshall, confirmed the news of her brother's death to CBS News.\r\nAccording to TMZ, Marshall passed away at around 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday due to complications from pneumonia after recently suffering a stroke that had him in and out of hospital.\r\n\r\nThe beloved entertainment veteran had directed, produced and starred in films and TV shows since the late '50s.\r\nHis countless notable movies included "Pretty Woman," "Beaches" "The Princess Diaries" and, most recently, "Mother's Day."\r\nOn the small screen, Marshall was behind countless classic series such as "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and "The Odd Couple."\r\n\r\nBorn in The Bronx, New York, Marshall was the son of a producer and a tap dance teacher. He naturally went into entertainment and, after majoring in journalism at Northwestern University, he began his career as a joke writer for comedians such as Joey Bishop and Phil Foster, before becoming a writer for "The Tonight Show" with Jack Parr.\r\nUpon moving to Hollywood, Marshall team up with Jerry Belson to pen TV scripts for "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Joey Bishop Show," "The Danny Thomas Show," and "The Lucy Show."\r\nAlong with creating many of the must-see TV shows of the 1960s and '70s, Marshall also gave America's Sweetheart Julia Roberts her breakout role in the 1990 blockbuster "Pretty Woman."\r\nThe pair worked together again along with Richard Gere -- for"Runaway Bride," and Roberts was also part of the ensemble cast for Marshall's final film, "Mother's Day," which was released in April of this year.\r\n\r\nAs well as his long list of work behind the camera, Marshall also appeared as an actor in projects such as in "A League of Their Own," which was directed Penny, and "Keeping Up With the Steins," directed by his son, Scott Marshall.\r\nMarshall is survived by his wife, Barbara, three children and his sister, Penny.