LAVERNE & SHIRLEY Star & Director Penny Marshall Dies At 75, HAPPY DAYS Cast Members Share Quotes
According to Variety, actress and director Penny Marshall has passed away at the age of 75. Marshall starred opposite Cindy Williams on the comedy LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY. She has passed away due to complications with diabetes. Read more about the news from Variety here.
Some of Marshall's many accolades include being only the second female director to see her movie nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Marshall started directing on the set of ABC's LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY, which ran from 1976-1983. She went on to direct such films as JUMPIN' JACK FLASH, BIG, and THE PREACHERS WIFE, to name a few.
A few of her HAPPY DAYS cast members shared some quotes on her passing:
"Penny was as courageous as she was talented, and broke down the wall for women directors. Penny will be missed, but her talent and inspiration is evergreen." - Anson Williams
"Our dear sweet Penny has gone up to see Garry. So, there will no DOUBT be happier days in heaven, just as they made every day happy for us here on earth." - Marion Ross
"So sad to hear about Penny's passing. She was a very funny, gifted and deceptively smart woman. There will be a lot more laughs up in heaven. RIP Penny." - Don Most
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