Penny Marshall, Acclaimed Actress and Director, Dead at 75

Penny Marshall,

According to a TMZ report, Penny Marshall died Monday at the age of 75. Marshall's world-wise Laverne was the flawless foil for the sweet and naive Shirley Feeney played by Cindy Williams.

Her family wrote in a statement, "Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall".

"Yes she did [die]. peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home".

'I said, "Mommy wants me to change my name". A relative also confirmed her death to PIX11.

Marshall stepped out for her last public appearance in 2016, the same year she guest-starred on the CBS reboot of "The Odd Couple".

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The actress became a star after the massive success of the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley". That was followed by a pair of appearances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

She said her lack of fear of being thrown out of Hollywood helped her succeed. I had a good run, though, way more than my mother thought I would do. "We worked in a brewery".

Penny Marshall with Awakenings co-stars Robin Williams, left, and Robert De Niro at the premiere of the film in NY in 1990.

Marshall made history with her directing career as well. The James L. Brooks praised her for making "films which celebrated humans" and for her guiding influence to young comedians and writers. The film is known for its classic scene in which Hanks and Robert Loggia play duets by dancing on a toy store's foot-operated electronic keyboard.

Marshall reteamed with Hanks for "A League of Their Own", the 1992 comedy about the women's professional baseball league begun during World War II. Marshall also directed "A League of Their Own", and "Awakenings" starring Robin Williams. While she got her start by stepping into replace Howard Zieff on the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle Jumpin' Jack Flash, she made a splash with her follow up, Big.

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