The American Director and actress Penny Marshall is dead. She died in the night on Tuesday (local time) in her home in Los Angeles as a result of Diabetes, as their spokeswoman, Michelle Bega, the German press told the Agency. Marshall was 75 years old.

The younger sister of the “Pretty Woman”Director Garry Marshall (1934-2016) had as a Director, especially with the Tom Hanks Comedy “Big” (1988) and the feature film “A class apart” (1992), Hollywood great success. For “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and he took them in 1986 Whoopi Goldberg in front of the camera for the Drama “awakenings” (1990) Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Marshall was, prior to her career as a filmmaker by appearances in television series such as “Laverne & Shirley” and “men’s business”. In the seventies she was married with “when Harry met Sally”Director Rob Reiner.

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