Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 19 December 2018, 12:54 PM
Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, California, home on Monday/ Image: Instagram
Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, California, home on Monday/ Image: Instagram

Penny Marshall, who starred in Laverne & Shirley before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75.

Mashall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, California, home on Monday due to complications from diabetes.

Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy Laverne & Shirley, which aired from 1976 to 1983.

As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than USD 100 million with Big, the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. She also directed A League of Their Own, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Awakenings.

First Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:54 PM
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