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A League of their Own-director Penny Marshall at the age of 75 died

Penny Marshall, known for her acteerrol in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley and later as a director of movies like Big and A League of their Own, at the age of 75 died.

Marshall died from the effects of diabetes, reports New York Daily News.

In the 70’s was Marshall best known for her role as Laverne DeFazio in the komedieserie Laverne & Shirley. For that role she received three nominations for the Golden Globes Awards.

In the 80’s, she switched to directing films, with the film Jumpin’ Jack Flash as a debut. In 1988 came her second film Big. It was the first film ever made by a woman was directed, and more than $ 100 million brought in.

In 1992 she released A League of their Own, where Tom Hanks and Geena Davis in the lead roles played. In march of this year it became known that there is a komedieserie based on that movie would come out. Later, Marshall also episodes of the popular sitcom According to Jim.

Marshall was married to the American actor and director Rob Reiner, who in 1981 separated. Together adopted they have a daughter, Tracy. In the mid-80, she also had a relationship with singer Art Garfunkel. According to the singer would Marshall it really helped his depression to overcome.

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