LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - 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:
Mourning the loss of a funny, poignant, and original American voice. Penny Marshall was a pioneer in television and the big screen who understood humor comes in many forms and some of life's deeper truths require a laugh. She will be missed. May she RIP.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 18, 2018
RIP Penny Marshall, who directed arguably the best baseball movie. pic.twitter.com/89B8Asp0gz— Zachary D. Rymer (@zachrymer) December 18, 2018
Oh Penny Marshall. 💔 Rest In Peace and thank you for everything.❤️— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) December 18, 2018
Today, and only today, there can be some crying in baseball.#PennyMarshall— Aaron Sarka (@SarkaAaron) December 18, 2018
The Associated Press contributed to this report.