Penny Marshall Obituary

Actress and Director, Penny Marshall, passed away in her Hollywood Hills home on December 17, 2018 due to complications from diabetes at the age of 75.

Penny Marshall is best known for her role as Laverne in the 1970s sitcom ’Laverne and Shirley’. She also directed movies such as ’Big’ and ’A League of Their Own’, and became the first woman to have directed a film which grossed more than $100 million due to the major success of ’Big’.

Her brother, Gary Marshall, was also a film director who passed away in 2016.

She is survived by her older sister Ronny, daughter Tracy Reiner, and three grandchildren Spencer, Bella and Viva. Light a candle and leave a message of sympathy on Penny Marshall's memorial page to show your support.




Here are the tributes to Penny Marshall who passed away in Hollywood Hills, California.


March 14, 2020

A candle has been lit

“In loving memory of Penny Marshall, So dearly loved. So sadly missed. God bless.”


February 9, 2019

Michele M. Arbour lit a candle

“In loving memory of Penny Marshall, May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.”


January 27, 2019

Wendy Mills lit a candle

“In loving memory of Penny Marshall, Someone so special will not be forgotten. Not ever. We will miss her.”

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Words of sympathy

February 9, 2019

Michele M. Arbour wrote a sympathy message

“My heart goes out to Penny's loved ones ,remember the good times. Penny's spirit will be in all of us.(I had a wristband made in honor of Penny -color is lavender and the print in the band inscribed Carole Penny Marshall ,My Guardian Angel). Peace and Love to all. ”

Words of sympathy

December 20, 2018

Patricia Leverne Foshee wrote a sympathy message

“May you find comfort in Revelation 21:3,4 during this difficult time where God promise us a time when death will be a thing of the past.”

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