DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Penny Marshall (aged 75)
American actress, film producer and film director (Laverne & Shirley)
Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 18, 2018) was an American actress, director and producer. She is the daughter of Marjorie Marshall, a tap dance teacher, and Tony Marshall, a film director and producer. Her parents’ background in entertainment, along with her brother, Garry Marshall’s, background as a comedy writer and her sister’s background as a casting director and producer, gave rise to Marshall’s career in the industry. She rose to fame in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983), receiving three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her portrayal.
DEATH: She died Monday night at her California home.