Penny Marshall, star of 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies

She was 75

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Penny Marshall

Actress Penny Marshall of "Laverne & Shirley" fame has died, according to multiple media sources. She was 75. 

She died at her Hollywood Hills home from diabetes complications, her publicist confirmed, according to The Associated Press.

Marshall was best known for playing Laverne DeFazio, starring alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy, which aired from 1976 to 1983. 

Marshall also became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100M with "Big," the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. 

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