Actress Penny Marshall dead at age 75

FILE – In this Aug. 12, 2004 file photo, actors from left, Henry Winkler, Penny Marshall, Ed Begley, Cindy Williams and Garry Marshall pose after Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams received their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Penny Marshall and Williams starred together in the TV show “Laverne and Shirley.” Writer-director Marshall, whose TV hits included “Happy Days” “Laverne & Shirley” and box-office successes included “Pretty Woman” and “Runaway Bride,” has died at age 81. Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Actress Penny Marshall, best known as Laverne in the 1970s’/80’s tv show “Laverne and Shirley” has died.

Marshall died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, according to TMZ.

Penny’s first tv role was portraying the character of Myrna Turner on “The Odd Couple,” which was directed by her brother, TMZ reported.

Marshall was 75 years old.


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