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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Actress Penny Marshall attends the 10th Annual TV Land Awards at the Lexington Avenue Armory on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Penny Marshall, best known for starring in Laverne & Shirley and directing films, including Big and A League of Their Own, has died.  She was 75.

Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills home from complications from diabetes, according to family spokeswoman Michelle Bega in a statement to The Los Angeles Times.

Marshall starred in Laverne & Shirley for eight seasons from 1976-1983.  A spin-off from Happy Days, which was created by late brother Garry Marshall, the series was the number one rated show in the United States in 1977 and 1978.  

Laverne & Shirley Show Opening

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8! You know the rest!

 

Marshall was also accomplished behind the camera with many producing and directing credits to her name, with the most notable coming from her directing hits including 1988’s Big, 1990’s Awakenings and 1992’s A League of Their Own.  With Big, Marshall became the first woman director to direct a film to gross over $100 million at the box office.

As expected, many took to social media to pay their respects to Marshall and her entertainment legacy.

 

 

 

 

 

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.