In Memoriam: Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall passed away on December 17, 2018 at the age of 75. 

She became famous in the 70s for her roll as Laverne on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, earning 3 Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress.

She also directed many hit movies, including Big, which was the first film directed by a woman to gross more than $100 million at the box office. The movie Awakenings earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Other movies she directed include:

Jumpin' Jack Flash

A League of Their Own

Renaissance Man

The Preacher's Wife

Riding in Cars with Boys

In 2012 she released a memoir, My Mother Was Nuts, that gave us a glimpse into her personal life and how she got her breakout role in The Odd Couple.

RIP Penny Marshall.