Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018
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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall, who costarred as a Milwaukee brewery worker in the top-rated 1970s and ’80s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a director of hit movies such as “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died. She was 75.

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall and her brother, writer-producer Garry Marshall, were among attendees at the 6th annual “TV Land Awards” in 2008, held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall, a longtime Lakers fan, and Ice Cube were among those on hand at Staples Center for the 2005 celebration of the 1985 championship Lakers team, which included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, center.  

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Director Penny Marshall on the set of the 2001 film “Riding in Cars With Boys.”

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall, left, and Cindy Williams appeared in a reunion special in 2002 for their TV hit “Laverne & Shirley.” The comedy ran from 1976 to 1983 and centered around best friends and roommates Laverne DeFazio (Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Williams).

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall, right, and Cindy Williams in “Laverne & Shirley.”

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall, left, and Cindy Williams. The TV comedy duo appeared, in 1995, in one of two “Laverne & Shirley” reunion specials.

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Tom Petty and Penny Marshall were on hand at Art for AIDS in Dana Point in 2003, a benefit for the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County.

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall threw a book party for her memoir, “My Mother Was Nuts,” in 2012 at a New York venue. Singer Art Garfunkel was among those in attendance.

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Penny Marshall | 1943 – 2018

Penny Marshall, brother Garry Marshall and “Laverne & Shirley” costar Cindy Williams at the 1980 International Broadcasting Awards, held at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.  Garry Marshall received a Man of the Year award.

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