Marshall died peacefully in her home away from home in the Hollywood Hills on Monday night due to complications from diabetes, says Michelle Bega, a spokesman for the family.
“Our family is heartbreaked over Penny Marshall’s passport,” said Marshall’s family in a statement.
Marshall, whose real name was Carole Marshall, grew up in the Bronx. Her brother was famous producer and director Garry Marshall, who directed a series of hit movies, including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries”, but died in 2016.
Describe her upbringing, Marshall, who wrote a memoir entitled “My Mother Be Nuts, “once said,” you had to create a humorous meaning otherwise you would kill yourself. “
” You had to learn what sarcasm was, “Marshall told CNN in 201
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Marshall’s Role as Outspoken Tomboy Laverne DeFazio in the Happy Days spin-off “Laverne & Shirley” catapulted actress to celebrity in the late 70’s. 19659009] Her gift for physical comedy helped to win her awards, including three Golden Globe nominations.
The show-co-starring Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, Lavern’s coworker in a 1950s Milwaukee Brewery – ran for eight seasons, from 1976 to 1983.
She began her teacher career by halving episodes of television shows before she landed her first film film that led her work in 1986 Whoopi Goldberg action comedy “Jumpin” Jack Flash. ” With his second movie, “Big” with Tom Hanks, Marshall became the first woman to direct a movie worth over $ 100 million.
She repeated the 1992 success with the film “A League of Their Own”, which associated with a women’s baseball league in the 1940s and featured an all-star casting that included Geena Davis and Madonna.
“I’m not an articulated person, but I have a weird combination of insecurity and sobriety,” Marshall once told CNN.
She also directed the movie “Awakenings” with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams; “Renaissance Man” with Danny DeVito; “Riding in Cars with Boys” with Drew Barrymore; and “Wife’s Wife”, a remake of the 1947 film, with the starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston.
Marshall was married twice. She had a daughter, Tracy, from her first marriage.
Her second marriage was actor and director Rob Reiner, who grew up across the street from her in New York City.
“It was a very big street,” Marshall laughed once again at CNN.
On Tuesday, after news about Marshall’s death, Reiner wrote in a statement published on social media: “I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a wonderful gift. With a funny leg and instinct of how to use it. I was very happy to live with her and her nice legs. I will miss her. “
A party to Marshall’s life will be held at a later time to be announced, the family said.
Marshall is survived by his older sister, Ronny; daughter, actress Tracy Reiner; and three grandchildren.
“We hope her life continues to inspire others to spend time with the family, work hard and make all their dreams real,” Bega said.