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Penny Marshall, actress, comedian and director — best known for her role as TV’s ‘Laverne’ — has passed away.

via TMZ:

Marshall died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home.  We’ve learned the cause of death was complications from diabetes.

Penny became famous from her sitcom, “Laverne & Shirley,” which became a monster hit in 1976.  

Penny’s accomplishments were only beginning.  She directed Tom Hanks in “Big” in 1988.  She was the first woman in history to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million.

Penny also directed “A League of Their Own,” and “Awakenings” starring Robin Williams.

So sad.

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