Penny Marshall, film director and star of Laverne & Shirley, dies aged 75

  • Marshall’s Big was first female-directed film to gross $100m
  • From 1976 to 1983 she starred in ABC’s Laverne & Shirley

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

Marshall’s publicist said she passed away at her home in the Hollywood Hills, California, on Monday due to complications from diabetes.

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Source: theguardian
Penny Marshall, film director and star of Laverne & Shirley, dies aged 75