Penny Marshall dies

The entertainment website TMZ is reporting that director and actress Penny Marshall has died.

Marshall, who was Laverne in the TV sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” was 75. She went on to become one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood.

TMZ says her publicist says she died from complications of diabetes.

As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that made more than $100 million with “Big,” the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks.

She also directed “A League of Their Own,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Awakenings.”

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