Penny Marshall, who was the first female director of a film made more than $ 100 million — in the U.S., Monday in Los Angeles died. That made her agent Tuesday known.
Marshall is primarily known in the English-speaking world, for her role in the series “Laverne & Shirley” in the 1970s. In 1986 she made her directorial debut with “Jumpin Jack Flash”, with the actress Whoopie Goldberg.
But they wrote mostly history, with the movie “Big” from 1988, in which Tom Hanks, the starring role played. It was the first time that a film that was made by a woman more than $ 100 million brought in. Four years later, she did that once again with the baseball movie “A League of Their Own”, again with steracteur Tom Hanks. In 1990, she made the successful “Awakenings” with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. She gave Mark Wahlberg his first roll of film, in 1994 (“Renaissance Man”).
Marshall died at the age of 75 at the consequences of diabetes.