Director, ‘Laverne and Shirley’ actress Penny Marshall dead at 75

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On Tuesday afternoon, Hollywood actress and director Penny Marshall passed away at the age of 75.

Marshall is best known for portraying Laverne Defazio on the popular 70s ABC sitcom “Laverne and Shirley.” The program, which was originally as spinoff of another wildly popular show, “Happy Days,” ran for eight seasons.

In addition to her acting, Marshall also experienced success as a director with “The Preacher’s Wife,” “Riding in Cars with Boys” and the baseball flick “A League of Their Own.”

Following the news of her passing, many went to Twitter to express their condolences:

 

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