Celebrities mourn the death of beloved actress and director Penny Marshall

D Dipasupil/FilmMagicPenny Marshall died at the age of 75.
  • Penny Marshall died Monday night from complications from diabetes at 75 years old.
  • She was known for starring on “Laverne & Shirley” and directing films, including “A League of Their Own” and “Big.”
  • Among the many celebrities who expressed their thoughts on her death are Rose O’Donnell, Elizabeth Banks, and director Ava DuVernay.

Penny Marshall, a beloved actress and director, died Monday night at the age of 75 from complications from diabetes.

News of her death triggered an outpouring of mourning from celebrities who worked with her and adored her.

Marshall first made her name on the ABC sitcom on the ’70s and ’80s sitcom, “Laverne & Shirley,” and directed films, including “Big” and “A League of Their Own.”

Here’s how some celebrities reacted to her death on Twitter.

Actress and director Elizabeth Banks expressed her love:

Director Ava DuVernay thanked her for opening up doors for others’ careers:

Actress Rosie O’Donnell shared one of the commercials they did together:

Actress Mayim Bialik called her “comedy gold”:

Actor George Takei recounted the great gifts she gave fans:

Actor Ike Barinholtz gave props to the genius of “A League of Their Own”:

Journalist Dan Rather spoke of her originality:

Actor Josh Gad said she “broke barriers”:

Rapper Bow Wow remembered sitting at Lakers games with Marshall:

Actor Danny DeVito said she had a “heart of gold”:

Actor Billy Crystal called her a “dear friend”:

Actor Rob Reiner said she was “born with a gift”:

Actress Busy Philipps thanked Marshall:

Actor Vincent D’Onofrio remembered going to her house:

Actor Sean Astin remembered watching her shows as a kid:

Actress Regina King thanked Marshall for “blazing trails”:

Actress Olivia Munn called Marshall “one of the most important trailblazers”:

Actor Tom Hanks, who starred in Marshall’s “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” wrote a touching message:


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