Penny Marshall, who died on Monday night at the age of 75, is being remembered by her peers, co-stars and those she inspired as a hilarious and poignant icon in Hollywood.
Marshall was remembered on Twitter on Tuesday for her work directing “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” along with her long-running role as Laverne DeFazio on “Laverne & Shirley.”
“Goodbye, Penny. Man, did we laugh a lot. Wish we still could,” Tom Hanks tweeted.
“R.I.P. Penny Marshall,” comedian Albert Brooks tweeted. “So talented and funny. A big loss.”
“I was invited by Penny Marshall to her house one afternoon to talk about a film she was doing. She was so kind to me. She was so smart and funny. I will never forget that afternoon. My heart goes out to her family and friends,” actor Vincent D’Onofrio said.
“Penny will be missed. May she Rest in Peace,” Robert De Niro said in a statement.
Marshall was also the first guest star on “The Simpsons,” appearing on the show as Ms. Botz, a.k.a. The Babysitter Bandit, in the very first season of the legacy show. “The Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean tweeted a video link of Marshall’s voice work and called her a “great talent.”
Even those in the sports and media world reacted emotionally to Marshall’s passing, as Marshall was both a big baseball fan and Los Angeles Lakers season ticket holder.
“Thank you for so many laughs and smiles,” ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter tweeted, along with a photo of Marshall hugging Houston Rockets star Chris Paul when he was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.
“Mourning the loss of a funny, poignant, and original American voice,” Dan Rather said in a tweet. “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.”
Here are some more of the reactions to Marshall’s death.
Goodbye, Penny. Man, did we laugh a lot! Wish we still could. Love you. Hanx.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) December 18, 2018
R.I.P. Penny Marshall. So talented and funny. A big loss.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 18, 2018
#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. https://t.co/pf2kfIkCH4
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) December 18, 2018
I was invited by Penny Marshall to her house one afternoon to talk about a film she was doing. She was so kind to me. She was so smart and funny. I will never forget that afternoon. My heart goes out to her family and friends. pic.twitter.com/JGE9kB7uAF
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) December 18, 2018
— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 18, 2018
Thank you, Penny Marshall. For the trails you blazed. The laughs you gave. The hearts you warmed. pic.twitter.com/7qPKJa6ApH
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 18, 2018
Sad to hear of Penny Marshall’s passing. a great comedienne a terrific director and a dear friend.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall 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
— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) December 18, 2018
— Al Jean (@AlJean) December 18, 2018
Oh Penny Marshall. ???? Rest In Peace and thank you for everything.❤️
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) December 18, 2018
RIP Penny Marshall pic.twitter.com/YNVU8SJKyD
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall directed one of the greatest fantasy comedies of all time. pic.twitter.com/sQjgBFfrXB
— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) December 18, 2018
The #HOF remembers actor/director Penny Marshall, who brought the @AAGPBL heroes to life through “A League of Their Own”. Marshall, who visited the Hall of Fame in 2002, passed away on Monday. Photo: Milo Stewart Jr. pic.twitter.com/XwOfBa21PA
— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) December 18, 2018
My heart is heavy to learn of the passing of Penny Marshall. TV legend!!! I grew up watching “Laverne & Shirley”, like so many. She was just 75 years old. Her publicist confirmed the news and said she died of complications from diabetes. pic.twitter.com/fQvYY3WGdg
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) December 18, 2018
Had the chance to meet and sit at plenty of Laker games with ms penny marshall during my childhood years. Great woman with a great soul! RIP pic.twitter.com/6ca7TkgDBo
— Bow Wow (@smoss) December 18, 2018
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.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 18, 2018
RIP Penny Marshall. One of my favorite directors. Her movies blended comedy and drama better than anyone. pic.twitter.com/NKNM8VeRL8
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) December 18, 2018
Our hearts are saddened to learn that Penny Marshall, actress, director and celebrated TV icon, has passed away. We were fortunate to have the talented Ms. Marshall appear in Steven Spielberg’s 1979 WWII comedy, 1941. Her singular talents and personality will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/jaLPELqSi4
— Amblin (@amblin) December 18, 2018
One of my favorite Penny Marshall quotes: “I would much rather feel comfortable and feel beautiful, than to feel uncomfortable, but look fantastic.” Rest in love, Penny ❤️❤️❤️????
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) December 18, 2018
I grew up wanting to be as funny as Penny Marshall, and had the pleasure of meeting her a few times. Watch some old Laverne and Shirley to see why her brother Garry insisted on casting her. Comedy gold, she was. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/DhP10j7m8s
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall?!? Wtf? A funny and brilliant filmmaker and performer. Died at 75. Shocker. I feel sad.
— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall was a loyal friend, a pioneer for women in film, and true supporter of women in the industry. Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/UL2yAgbNUr
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star and ‘Big’ Filmmaker, passed away. She was 75. Thank you for so many laughs and smiles…. pic.twitter.com/BVuDBSg4St
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2018
Oh Rest In Peace dear Penny Marshall we have had many laughs through the years. This is very sad news.
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) December 18, 2018
A generation before the current crop of female directors Penny Marshall made such memorable films as ‘Big’, ‘A League of Their Own’ and ‘Awakenings’. Let her not be forgotten. #PennyMarshall #RestInPeace pic.twitter.com/1c1iT6V3eI
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall brought us great laughter and truly broke new ground as a director. Neither a schlemiel, nor ever a schlimazel, she shall be missed by her many fans. Rest in peace.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 18, 2018
I just heard of Penny Marshall's passing. I was such and admirer of hers, such talent she had. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans. She and her wonderful brother are reunited. -Barbara
— Barbara Eden (@Barbara_Eden) December 18, 2018
Saying goodbye today to Penny Marshall, a much loved director and the star of "Laverne and Shirley." She was 75. Complications of diabetes.
— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) December 18, 2018
So sad about Penny.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 18, 2018
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.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 18, 2018
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 18, 2018
Condolences to the family of Penny Marshall. She was a true treasure! ???? pic.twitter.com/BtM46dAnYq
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall accomplished so much in her career. But if you are my age you will always remember her like this, with the L on her sweater, drinking milk and Pepsi on Tuesday nights. A big piece of our childhood goes with her. #RIP Penny, thanks for making us laugh so many times. pic.twitter.com/dIasexXECC
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 18, 2018
She was an incredible artist. Met her when I was a broke young actor. She gave me her court side seats to a Clippers game. "Here, I can't watch them lose anymore." I felt like such a big shot with my friends that night sitting in Penny Marshall's seats watching the Clippers lose. https://t.co/ndTWYQnYQA
— alan tudyk (@AlanTudyk) December 18, 2018
“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
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
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 18, 2018