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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Penny Marshall, who starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy "Laverne & Shirley" and then became a successful director, died on Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, Variety has confirmed. She was 75.



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#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-12-18 02:25 PM | Reply

Emma Thompson should play her in the biopic.

From 1972-74 she recurred on "The Odd Couple," a show developed for TV by brother Garry, as Myrna, the schlumpy secretary employed by Jack Klugman's Oscar Madison. (Marshall reprised the role for the 1993 reunion movie, "The Odd Couple: Together Again").

Ooh, that should be some interesting catty dialogue and happens right on the cusp of Lavern & Shirley.

Marshall was apparently diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in 2009, but then she appeared to make a complete recovery.

Woah, Ubermensch.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-12-18 08:23 PM | Reply

Bye Lavern

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-19 02:36 AM | Reply

Loved the show. RIP Lavern

#4 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2018-12-19 07:26 AM | Reply

She had a nice cameo in Get Shorty.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-12-19 10:47 AM | Reply

She was a little like Lucille Ball in that she played a comic role onscreen, but was a real talent as a Director and a force in the industry as well. Tom Hanks and others had a lot of nice things to say about her.


#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-19 11:41 AM | Reply

It was one of those comedy shows that was actually funny, unlike the newer one's today. Lenny & Squiggy were definitely the funniest part of the show. The show was franchised in China where the cultural shift probably rendered it serious drama, or more likely incomprehensible.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-19 01:25 PM | Reply

Isn't it wonderful/sad how comedy/death brings people together. Isn't it ------ how politics and politicians drive people apart.

#8 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2018-12-19 03:34 PM | Reply

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