Penny Marshall Was Part of My Childhood
Yesterday afternoon, news broke of the passing of Penny Marshall. She died in Hollywood at the age of 75. CNN reported that she died due to complications from diabetes.
When I was a kid, "Happy Days" was one of my favorite shows. I remember seeing Laverne & Shirley making an appearance on "Happy Days" and I thought they were really funny.
Penny's brother Gary Marshall was the creator of "Happy Days" and decided to give his sister and co-star Cindy Williams their own spin-off from "Happy Days" call "Laverne & Shirley". (Continue scrolling for more)
I remember getting excited on Tuesdays when I was young because I got to watch "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley" back-to-back.
Laverne & Shirley had a great cast, besides Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, there were the characters Lenny, and Squiggy, and The Big Ragu. It was a very funny show that we watched together as a family.
I remember going to school on Wednesdays and everybody in class would be talking about the funniest moments from both shows the night before.
Penny Marshall went on to work as a film producer and director and worked very successful productions such as; "A League of Their Own", the movie "Big", both featuring Tom Hanks, and "Awakenings" with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro to name a few.
Rest in peace Penny Marshall and thank you for supplying laughter to our lives.