The actress and director passed away Monday night at the age of 75 from complications to diabetes according to her agent.
"Bronx-born Penny Marshall, who found ‘70s sitcom success on “Laverne and Shirley” before stepping behind the camera for Hollywood hits like “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” died Monday night at her California home. She was 75.
Marshall’s triumphs as a director broke new ground the male-dominated movie industry, and she became the first female director to score a $100 million gross with “Big” in 1988. She turned the financial trick again with “A League of Their Own” four years later. But she directed only one feature film after 1996, and kept a low acting profile with cameo roles in films like “Get Shorty” and “Blonde Ambition.
I was sad to hear this, although I found that I didn't know that she directed or was involved in some of the movies that I've seen that I have loved for years! (Like Big and League of Their Own, for example) The first thing that hit me was how seemingly young she was to have passed already, at only 75.
But yes, she will be missed, I agree.
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