‘Laverne & Shirley’ star Penny Marshall has died at the age of 75, her family says.
Marshall died on Dec. 18 due to complications from diabetes.
The Marshall family stated, “Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall.”
Marshall directed “Big” starring Tom Hanks, and became a pioneer as the first woman in history to helm a film that grossed more than $100 million– a feat she did again with “A League of Their Own.”
She directed many stars including Geena Davis, Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Madonna, Denzel Washington, Rosie O’Donnell and Whitney Houston.
She even gave Mark Wahlberg his first acting job, her family said.
Marshall is survived by her older sister, her daughter and three grandchildren.