Penny Marshall Remembered by Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Hanks and More: ‘So Talented and Funny’

Busy Philipps, Vincent D’Onofrio and Billy Crystal also tweet their memories of the “Laverne & Shirley” star

Last Updated: December 18, 2018 @ 8:12 PM

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.