Penny Marshall, director and star of 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies at 75

- Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. 

Mashall's publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away Monday in her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes. 

Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit comedy "Laverne & Shirley," which aired from 1976 to 1983.

As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million with "Big," the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks.

She also directed "A League of Their Own," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Awakenings." 

Many turned to social media to post their condolences and memories of the legendary actress and director:

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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