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.
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.
Thank you, Penny Marshall. For the trails you blazed. The laughs you gave. The hearts you warmed.
@TheSimpsons Penny Marshall our first guest star and a great talent. You will be missed!
So long to Penny Marshall, our first guest star. The Babysitter Bandit in Some Enchanted Evening (7G01). Great comedic actor and director. RIP
If you're not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life." RIP Penny Marshall, an actor, writer, and moviemaker who achieved a great deal and brought us immeasurable joy within the span of her life.
The #HOF remembers actor/director Penny Marshall, who brought the @AAGPBL heroes to life through "A League of Their Own". Marshall, who visited the Hall of Fame in 2002, passed away on Monday. Photo: Milo Stewart Jr.
As a comedian, actor and director, Penny Marshall was truly in a league of her own. She'll be missed.
RIP Penny Marshall: "Legendary sitcom actress who directed Tom Hanks to his best comic performance, Robin Williams to his most interesting performance, and the definitive movie about women in sports" is an unbelievable legacy.
As a director, Penny Marshall broke barriers in Hollywood with 1988's "Big," which made Marshall the first female director to earn over $100 million at the box office. Marshall did the same in 1992 with "A League of Their Own." https://t.co/FbmpKQKHje #RIP
I grew up wanting to be as funny as Penny Marshall, and had the pleasure of meeting her a few times. Watch some old Laverne and Shirley to see why her brother Garry insisted on casting her. Comedy gold, she was. ♥️
R.I.P. Penny Marshall, who directed one of the greatest sports films (with the amazing line that will live on forever). https://t.co/DZffvZF9wq
Mourning the loss of a funny, poignant, and original American voice. Penny Marshall was a pioneer in television and the big screen who understood humor comes in many forms and some of life's deeper truths require a laugh. She will be missed. May she RIP.
I am absolutely devastated. #PennyMarshall was one of my dearest friends. I loved her. Funny, warm, a true individual and remarkable talent. #RidingInCarsWithBoys
I've always been tickled by the fact that Rosie O'Donnell said she ended up with such a large (and wonderful) role in "A League of Their Own" because she was the only actor on set who could understand Penny Marshall's Bronx accent. RIP to an absolute legend.
1996 Kmart TV Commercial with Penny Marshall and Rosie O'Donnell https://t.co/XHOgyrCBhs via @YouTube - simply heartbroken #ripPENNY
A generation before the current crop of female directors Penny Marshall made such memorable films as 'Big', 'A League of Their Own' and 'Awakenings'. Let her not be forgotten. #PennyMarshall #RestInPeace
So sad to hear about the passing of Penny Marshall. But there will be a lot more laughs up in heaven. RIP Penny.
Penny Marshall was a pioneer - both as a physical comedic actor and as an iconic director. She had a profound impact on how I thought about women in comedy. Raising a glass of milk & Pepsi in her honor. RIP. https://t.co/593UrUizvN
Yesterday I held a Golden Gloves award from the 1930's, given to me by Penny Marshall. Hadn't seen it in years. Then today's news... Penny told me the story of Jim Braddock, which became the movie Cinderella Man. She was kind, she was crazy,so talented and she loved movies. RIP
I just heard of Penny Marshall's passing. I was such and admirer of hers, such talent she had. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans. She and her wonderful brother are reunited. -Barbara
Sad to hear of Penny Marshall's passing. a great comedienne a terrific director and a dear friend.
One of the greatest scenes in sports cinema
R.I.P. Penny Marshall pic.twitter.com/Los3DFqUv9
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 18, 2018
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