Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Penny Marshall's friends, fellow filmmakers and sitcom stars took to Twitter on Tuesday to remember the Bronx native, who died at the age of 75.
"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," said Marshall's ex-husband Rob Reiner.
"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," Happy Days icon and filmmaker Ron Howard tweeted.
"Farewell to the lady I imitated as a kid before becoming her neighbor years later, legendary sitcom star and BIG director Penny Marshall. Got to tell Penny that LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is one of my favorite films when we recorded 4 epic podcasts at my house," writer-director Kevin Smith said.
Marshall's publicist Michelle Bega said Marshall died Monday from complications from diabetes in Hollywood Hills.
“Big.” “A League of Their Own.” “Awakenings.” Today, we say goodbye to one of the greats. Penny Marshall, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/AURlD8EG32— The Academy (@TheAcademy) December 18, 2018
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