As Laverne DeFazio on the TV show “Laverne & Shirley,” Penny Marshall became a household name in the 1970s. As a director, she hit it big with the 1988 movie “Big,” making history as the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million. More films, such as “Awakenings” and “A League of Their Own,” would follow. But perhaps most of all, Marshall, who died at age 75, will be remembered for her down-to-earth quality. As TV critic Robert Lloyd puts it: She was who she was.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times