Co-star of ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Penny Marshall Dies at 75

Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall has unfortunately died at the age of 75.

The actress found fame in TV’s Laverne & Shirley before going on to direct such beloved films as Big and A League of Their Own.

Marshall died peacefully in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night due to complications from diabetes.

“Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” the Marshall family said in a statement.

Penny’s real name was Carole Marshall and her brother was famed producer and director Garry Marshall, who directed a string of hit movies including Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries and died in 2016.

Penny Marshall

Describing her upbringing, Marshall, who wrote a memoir titled My Mother Was Nuts, once said, “you had to form a sense of humour or else you’d kill yourself.”

“You had to learn what sarcasm was,” Marshall told CNN in 2012 while promoting the book.

Marshall is survived by her older sister Ronny, daughter, actress Tracy Reiner, and three grandchildren.

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– Written by Lauren Yeates

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