'A League of Their Own' director Marshall dead at 75

Dec 19, 2018 3951

Actress and director Penny Marshall, whose love of sports made her a regular in the Los Angeles celebrity fan crowd and helped inspire her to direct "A League of Their Own," died Monday night because of complications from diabetes, according to multiple reports Tuesday. She was 75.

Born in the Bronx in 1943, Marshall first gained acclaim playing Laverne DeFazio, a character who first appeared on "Happy Days" and was one of the main protagonists of its spin-off, "Laverne & Shirley" in the 1970s and '80s. While on "Laverne & Shirley," Marshall took her first seat in the director's chair, directing multiple episodes. Following the conclusion of the series, she turned her focus almost entirely to directing.

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