Garry Kent Marshall was an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor. He directed the 2001 Disney comedy film The Princess Diaries and its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, voiced Buck Cluck in the 2005 Disney animated film Chicken Little in which he reprised the role again in the video game of the same name, and Soda Jerk in Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and played Dr. Donald Harlan in the 2009 Disney film Race to Witch Mountain, Devil (husband) in Hocus Pocus (where he appeared opposite his real life sister Penny Marshall) and Vic DeFazerellli in the Liv & Maddie episode "Space Werewolf-a-Rooney".

He also directed the 1990 Touchstone Pictures film Pretty WomanRaising Helen, The Other Sister, and Beaches.


On July 19, 2016, Marshall died at a hospital in Burbank, California of pneumonia at the age of 81.

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