Magazine article Screen International

Penny Marshall, Sitcom Star and 'Big' Director, Dies at 75

Magazine article Screen International

Penny Marshall, Sitcom Star and 'Big' Director, Dies at 75

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Marshall made a string of hits in the eighties and nineties, including A League Of Their Own.

Penny Marshall, the American actor, director and producer who made eighties and nineties hits including Big and A League Of Their Own, has died aged 75.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Marshall died in her Hollywood home due to complications from diabetes.

New Yorker Marshall first became famous starring with Cindy Williams in Laverne And Shirley, the seventies sitcom created by Marshall’s brother Garry Marshall.

She got her start in feature directing with 1986 Whoopi Goldberg comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash before making 1988 Tom Hanks smash Big, which became the first film directed by a woman to top $100m in domestic box office. …

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