Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75



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The Associated Press

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 13:57 EST

Last Updated Tuesday, December 18, 2018 14:37 EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of Hollywood's biggest producers, has died. She was 75 years old.

Mashall's adviser, Michelle Bega, said Marshall died at his home in Hollywood Hills, Calif., On Monday because of complications from diabetes.

Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the ABC comedy "Laverne & Shirley," which aired between 1976 and 1983. As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a movie that grossed over $ 100 million with "Big ", the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. She also directed "A League of Their Own," "Jumpin 'Jack Flash" and "Awakenings."

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