Hollywood remembers Penny Marshall

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Posted: Dec 19, 2018 8:28 AM
Updated: Dec 19, 2018 8:28 AM

Penny Marshall's legacy will live on forever in Hollywood.

Tributes from her celebrity friends began pouring in on social media after the news of her death on Tuesday.

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Marshall, who rose to fame on TV's "Laverne & Shirley," went on to direct films like "Big" and "A League of Their Own."

In the wake of her death, celebrities took time to share their favorite memories of her and how she affected them.

Rob Reiner

"I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her."

Rosie O'Donnell

"1996 Kmart TV Commercial with Penny Marshall and Rosie O'Donnell https://youtu.be/bB43HsExO3w via @YouTube - simply heartbroken #ripPENNY."

Tom Hanks

"Goodbye, Penny. Man, did we laugh a lot! Wish we still could. Love you. Hanx."

Ron Howard

"#RIPPennyMarshall She was funny & so smart. She made the transition from sitcom star to A List movie director with ease & had a major impact on both mediums. All that & always relaxed, funny & totally unpretentious. I was lucky to have known & worked with her."

Geena Davis

"I'm terribly sad to hear the news about Penny passing. My heart goes out to Tracy Reiner and her family. Penny brought so much joy to so many and will be sorely missed. I will be forever grateful to her for letting me be a part of A League of Their Own." Geena Davis

Russell Crowe

"Yesterday I held a Golden Gloves award from the 1930's, given to me by Penny Marshall.

Hadn't seen it in years. Then today's news... Penny told me the story of Jim Braddock, which became the movie Cinderella Man. She was kind, she was crazy, so talented and she loved movies. RIP."

Dan Rather

"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."

Billy Crystal

"Sad to hear of Penny Marshall's passing. a great comedienne a terrific director and a dear friend."

Bette Midler

"The Marshall family grieves again as the great #PennyMarshall dies at age 75. What an extraordinary family they were and continue to be, and how much love and sympathy my family and I send their way. The end of an era."

Danny DeVito

"Penny was a sweet woman. I was very fortunate to spend time with her. So many laughs. She had a heart of gold. Tough as nails. She could play round ball with the best of them. Always all love, D."

Ava DuVernay

"Thank you, Penny Marshall. For the trails you blazed. The laughs you gave. The hearts you warmed. "

Busy Philipps

"Oh Penny Marshall. Rest In Peace and thank you for everything."

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