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Penny Marshall, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star, Director, Dies at 75

 

Penny Marshall, who was best known for her starring role on the hit tv sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” also directed blockbuster hits with the biggest stars: Tom Hanks in “Big,” Robert De Niro and Robin Williams in “Awakenings,” Hanks and Geena Davis in “A League of Their Own.”   The beloved Hollywood legend passed away peacefully Monday evening at her home in Hollywood Hills from complications related to diabetes, said her publicist Michelle Bega. She was 75.

 

Our deepest condolences to her family and close friends.

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