Penny Marshall, co-star of ‘Laverne& Shirley’ and director of ‘A League of Their Own, ‘ dead at 75

( CNN) Actress Penny Marshall, who found fame in TV’s “Laverne& Shirley” before going on to direct such beloved films as “Big” and “A League of Their Own, ” has died. She was 75.

“Our family is heartbroken over the pas of Penny Marshall, ” the Marshall family said in a statement.
Marshall, whose real name was Carole Marshall, grew up in the Bronx. Her brother was famed producer and director Garry Marshall, who directed a string of hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries” and died in 2016.

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