Garry Marshall (November 13, 1934-) is an American writer, producer, and actor. He wrote for comedians Joey Bishop and Phil Foster, soon he moved on to writing for television series, like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Tonight Show. In 1970, he adapted the Neil Simon play and 1968 movie The Odd Couple into a popular television series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. It proved very successful, and he soon followed it up with Happy Days, which became one of the most popular series on TV. He also created Laverne and Shirley (which co-starred his sister Penny) and Mork and Mindy (which starred Robin Williams). Both of there were spin-offs from Happy Days and just as successful and well-known. He also directed and acted in several movies including Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride. He also runs and works out of a local community theatre house in Los Angeles, The Falcon Theatre.