R.I.P. Penny Marshall, 'Laverne & Shirley' star turned blockbuster director

The comedy legend was 75 years old.

Penny Marshall will rightfully always be remembered as Laverne DeFazio, the beer-bottling tough-girl from Milwaukee with a sweet tooth for milk-and-Pepsi. First introduced on Happy Days, the character would go on to headline eight seasons of Laverne & Shirley. But Marshall gave us so many more memorable characters on television.

There was Myrna Turner, Oscar's secretary, on The Odd Couple. On The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she played Paula Kovacs, a neighbor. Just before she put on all those sweaters with the cursive "L," Marshall portrayed Janice Dreyfuss on the short-lived series Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers. She also had the honor, years later, to become the first guest star on The Simpsons.

Marshall first worked with her Laverne & Shirley co-star Cindy Williams when the two were writers for Francis Ford Coppola. Around the time of our nation's bicentennial, the Godfather director was producing a spoof dubbed "My Country Tis of Thee." Marshall and Williams were on the writing team, along with Steve Martin, Martin Mull and Harry Shearer. Garry Marshall, Penny's brother, would pluck the two and cast them as Laverne and Shirley.

Laverne & Shirley was a Marshall family affair. Obviously, Penny starred — and she directed some episodes, as well. Her brother Garry created, produced, directed and scripted. Ronny Hallin, their sister, served as the show’s casting director. Anthony Marshall, their father, produced as well.

Much of Laverne's character came from Penny's upbringing. "Pepsi milk," which is just what it sounds like, was Laverne's comfort drink of choice on the show. The treat was an old favorite of Marshall's. She got in the habit as a child, when her mother would make her drink a glass of milk before having some soda. Young Penny would top off her unfinished milk with a splash of cola and — voila! — a new treat.

The "Schlemiel! Schlimazel!" heard as Laverne and Shirley skip along the sidewalk in the opening credits also comes from Marshall's childhood. As Cindy Williams herself explained to us in an interview, the duo's hopscotch mantra was from Marshall's youth. "[Garry's] the one who told Penny, 'Teach Cindy that little ditty you used to do on the way to school. We'll shoot that.'" Williams said. "Penny taught me 'Schlemiel! Schlimazel!' I had no idea what it meant and I'm still kind of shakey on it…. When Penny and her school chums would walk to school, they'd link arms and count off their steps, '1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated!' Then they'd run and stop and start counting again. Garry remembered that."

After the success of the sitcom, Marshall worked more behind the camera. In 1986, Marshall made her feature directorial debut, Jumpin' Jack Flash, an action-comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. Her three masterpieces would follow — Big (1988), Awakenings (1990) and A League of Their Own (1992). In each case, Marshall displayed her knack for evoking emotional, dramatic performances from comedians. (She even got the most out of Madonna.) Renaissance Man (1994), The Preacher's Wife (1996) and Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) followed, establishing Marshall as one of Hollywood's few breakthrough female directors.

On Monday, December 17, Marshall passed away due to complications from diabetes, as reported by TMZ. She was 75.

This Sunday, December 23, tune in for eight episodes of Laverne & Shirley beginning at 2PM | 1C on MeTV.

Television stars and influencers we lost in 2018

  • Burt Reynolds of 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'Gunsmoke'
  • Penny Marshall, 'Laverne & Shirley' star turned blockbuster director
  • Ken Berry, star of 'Mama's Family' and 'Mayberry R.F.D.'
  • Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett of 'The Facts of Life'
  • Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' and 'Cheers'
  • David Ogden Stiers, M*A*S*H star and Disney voice actor
  • Steven Bochco, creator of 'Hill Street Blues' and 'NYPD Blue'
  • John Mahoney, the beloved father of 'Frasier'
  • Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk
  • Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul whose hits soundtracked our lives
  • Bill Daily, the comedic neighbor of 'The Bob Newhart Show'
  • Robin Leach, host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
  • Clint Walker, the towering star of 1950s Western 'Cheyenne'
  • Roy Clark, country music icon and 'Hee Haw' host
  • Neil Simon, playwright of 'The Odd Couple' and more
  • Chuck McCann, children's television host and the voice of ''I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs''
  • Hugh Wilson, creator of 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' 'Frank's Place'
  • Mickey Jones of 'Home Improvement' and 'National Lampoon's Vacation'
  • Harlan Ellison, the sci-fi writer behind the greatest Star Trek episode
  • Margot Kidder, best known as Lois Lane of 'Superman'
  • Vic Damone, legendary singer, popular entertainer and TV host
  • Doreen Tracey, original 'Mickey Mouse Club' Mousketeer
  • Billy Ray Latham, The Country Boys banjo player from 'The Andy Griffith Show'
  • Dean Webb, The Darling Boys mandolin player on The Andy Griffith Show
  • Peter Wyngarde, British actor who appeared in 'The Prisoner,' 'Flash Gordon' and a Lucy special
  • Michele Carey, model-turned-actress of 'Gunsmoke' and 'The Wild, Wild West'
  • Elmarie Wendel of 'Third Rock from the Sun'
  • Celeste Yarnall, Star Trek actress and '70s scream queen
  • Dorothy Malone, Oscar-winning actress and 'Peyton Place' star
  • Robert Dowdell of 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'
  • Robert Wolders, 'Laredo' star and longtime partner of Audrey Hepburn
  • Wayne Maunder, star of 'Custer' and 'Lancer'
  • Deanna Lund, a.k.a. Valerie Scott on 'Land of the Giants,' Anna Gram on 'Batman'
  • Jean Porter, actress from 'The Abbott & Costello Show'
  • Harry Landers, co-star on 'Ben Casey' and many beloved TV shows
  • Joseph Campanella of 'Mannix,' 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and more
  • Frank Buxton, writer, actor and director on 'The Odd Couple,' 'Happy Days'
  • Greta Thyssen, actress on 'The Three Stooges' and 'Perry Mason'
  • Tim O'Connor of 'Peyton Place,' 'Buck Rogers' and 'Wonder Woman'
  • Bradford Dillman, prominent '60s and '70s film and TV actor
  • Tom Reese, TV and movie actor known for amazing fistfights
  • Ralph Woolsey, the man who gave 'Batman' its bold, distinctive look
  • Soon-Tek Oh, memorable character actor on 'M*A*S*H,' 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Hawaii Five-O'
  • Georgann Johnson, actress whose career spanned five decades in TV and movies
  • Eunice Gayson, the first Bond girl and guest star on 'The Saint'
  • Frank Avruch, best known as Boston's Bozo the Clown
  • Jerry Maren, the last surviving Munchkin from 'The Wizard of Oz'
  • William Phipps, prolific actor who voiced Prince Charming
  • Frank Doubleday, classic TV bad guy and villain from Escape From New York
  • Allyn Ann McLerie of 'The Tony Randall Show'
  • Barbara Dodd Remsen, classic TV actress and notable casting director
  • Tim Rossovich, NFL star turned TV tough guy and character actor
  • Wright King of 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Wanted: Dead or Alive'
  • Peggy McCay, prolific TV actress who played Andy Taylor's high school flame
  • John Gavin, 'Psycho' actor who was twice almost cast as James Bond
  • Eddie Foy III, actor turned casting director on all your favorite shows
  • Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist for surf-rock icons The Ventures
  • Kitty O'Neil, 'Wonder Woman' stunt double
  • Ken Swofford, actor who appeared on 'Gunsmoke,' 'Columbo' and more
  • Frank Parker, soap star who got his start playing Gomer Pyle's biggest bully
  • Peter Donat, who played both Mannix villain and Agent Mulder's father
  • Carole Shelley of The Odd Couple's Pigeon Sisters
  • Fredd Wayne, character actor who played Benjamin Franklin on TV
  • Patricia Benoit, the bride in television's first big event wedding
  • David Landsberg of 'C.P.O. Sharkey'
  • Tab Hunter, actor and singer behind the early rock hit ''Young Love''
  • Roger Perry of 'The Facts of Life,' 'Star Trek' and more
  • Bill Loud, patriarch from the pioneering PBS documentary 'An American Family'
  • Bob Dorough, Schoolhouse Rock! composer
  • Miriam Nelson, choreographer of classic TV dance scenes
  • Doug Grindstaff, designer of Star Trek's iconic sound effects
  • Patrick Williams, Emmy-winning TV composer
  • Burt Reynolds of 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'Gunsmoke'
  • Penny Marshall, 'Laverne & Shirley' star turned blockbuster director
  • Ken Berry, star of 'Mama's Family' and 'Mayberry R.F.D.'
  • Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett of 'The Facts of Life'
  • Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' and 'Cheers'
  • David Ogden Stiers, M*A*S*H star and Disney voice actor
  • Steven Bochco, creator of 'Hill Street Blues' and 'NYPD Blue'
  • John Mahoney, the beloved father of 'Frasier'
  • Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk
  • Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul whose hits soundtracked our lives
  • Bill Daily, the comedic neighbor of 'The Bob Newhart Show'
  • Robin Leach, host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
  • Clint Walker, the towering star of 1950s Western 'Cheyenne'
  • Roy Clark, country music icon and 'Hee Haw' host
  • Neil Simon, playwright of 'The Odd Couple' and more
  • Chuck McCann, children's television host and the voice of ''I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs''
  • Hugh Wilson, creator of 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' 'Frank's Place'
  • Mickey Jones of 'Home Improvement' and 'National Lampoon's Vacation'
  • Harlan Ellison, the sci-fi writer behind the greatest Star Trek episode
  • Margot Kidder, best known as Lois Lane of 'Superman'
  • Vic Damone, legendary singer, popular entertainer and TV host
  • Doreen Tracey, original 'Mickey Mouse Club' Mousketeer
  • Billy Ray Latham, The Country Boys banjo player from 'The Andy Griffith Show'
  • Dean Webb, The Darling Boys mandolin player on The Andy Griffith Show
  • Peter Wyngarde, British actor who appeared in 'The Prisoner,' 'Flash Gordon' and a Lucy special
  • Michele Carey, model-turned-actress of 'Gunsmoke' and 'The Wild, Wild West'
  • Elmarie Wendel of 'Third Rock from the Sun'
  • Celeste Yarnall, Star Trek actress and '70s scream queen
  • Dorothy Malone, Oscar-winning actress and 'Peyton Place' star
  • Robert Dowdell of 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'
  • Robert Wolders, 'Laredo' star and longtime partner of Audrey Hepburn
  • Wayne Maunder, star of 'Custer' and 'Lancer'
  • Deanna Lund, a.k.a. Valerie Scott on 'Land of the Giants,' Anna Gram on 'Batman'
  • Jean Porter, actress from 'The Abbott & Costello Show'
  • Harry Landers, co-star on 'Ben Casey' and many beloved TV shows
  • Joseph Campanella of 'Mannix,' 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and more
  • Frank Buxton, writer, actor and director on 'The Odd Couple,' 'Happy Days'
  • Greta Thyssen, actress on 'The Three Stooges' and 'Perry Mason'
  • Tim O'Connor of 'Peyton Place,' 'Buck Rogers' and 'Wonder Woman'
  • Bradford Dillman, prominent '60s and '70s film and TV actor
  • Tom Reese, TV and movie actor known for amazing fistfights
  • Ralph Woolsey, the man who gave 'Batman' its bold, distinctive look
  • Soon-Tek Oh, memorable character actor on 'M*A*S*H,' 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Hawaii Five-O'
  • Georgann Johnson, actress whose career spanned five decades in TV and movies
  • Eunice Gayson, the first Bond girl and guest star on 'The Saint'
  • Frank Avruch, best known as Boston's Bozo the Clown
  • Jerry Maren, the last surviving Munchkin from 'The Wizard of Oz'
  • William Phipps, prolific actor who voiced Prince Charming
  • Frank Doubleday, classic TV bad guy and villain from Escape From New York
  • Allyn Ann McLerie of 'The Tony Randall Show'
  • Barbara Dodd Remsen, classic TV actress and notable casting director
  • Tim Rossovich, NFL star turned TV tough guy and character actor
  • Wright King of 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Wanted: Dead or Alive'
  • Peggy McCay, prolific TV actress who played Andy Taylor's high school flame
  • John Gavin, 'Psycho' actor who was twice almost cast as James Bond
  • Eddie Foy III, actor turned casting director on all your favorite shows
  • Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist for surf-rock icons The Ventures
  • Kitty O'Neil, 'Wonder Woman' stunt double
  • Ken Swofford, actor who appeared on 'Gunsmoke,' 'Columbo' and more
  • Frank Parker, soap star who got his start playing Gomer Pyle's biggest bully
  • Peter Donat, who played both Mannix villain and Agent Mulder's father
  • Carole Shelley of The Odd Couple's Pigeon Sisters
  • Fredd Wayne, character actor who played Benjamin Franklin on TV
  • Patricia Benoit, the bride in television's first big event wedding
  • David Landsberg of 'C.P.O. Sharkey'
  • Tab Hunter, actor and singer behind the early rock hit ''Young Love''
  • Roger Perry of 'The Facts of Life,' 'Star Trek' and more
  • Bill Loud, patriarch from the pioneering PBS documentary 'An American Family'
  • Bob Dorough, Schoolhouse Rock! composer
  • Miriam Nelson, choreographer of classic TV dance scenes
  • Doug Grindstaff, designer of Star Trek's iconic sound effects
  • Patrick Williams, Emmy-winning TV composer

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