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