The amazing actress, comedian and director Penny Marshall has passed away and Oscar winner Actor Tom Hanks bids her adieu.
Marshall died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home. The cause of death was complications from diabetes. The Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks bid farewell to the actress on social media.
Tom Hanks tweeted, “Goodbye, Penny. Man, did we laugh a lot! Wish we still could. Love you. Hanx.”
Penny's first recurring role was playing Myrna Turner on "The Odd Couple," which was directed by her brother. She also appeared on "Happy Days" with Cindy Williams, and they became famous for their spin-off sitcom, "Laverne & Shirley".
Penny's accomplishments were only beginning. She directed Tom Hanks in "Big" in 1988. She was the first woman in history to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million. Penny also directed "A League of Their Own," and "Awakenings" starring Robin Williams.
Penny also famously directed the 1996 movie "The Preacher's Wife" starring Denzel Washington, and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in 1986 starring Whoopi Goldberg. Her producer credits also included movies like "Cinderella Man" and "Calendar Girl."