penny marshall dead

Penny Marshall, the star of the iconic 1970s and 1980s sitcom Laverne and Shirley and the director of beloved classic films like Big and A League of Their Own, has died at the age of 75. She leaves behind her a long and lasting legacy as one of the faces of ’70s television and as one of the most successful female directors in Hollywood history.

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UPDATE: According to The Wrap, Foxx’s “agent said through his publicist that there is ‘no truth’ to the story.” Did Marshall misspeak? Is the deal not done? Unknown. Original article follows.

No surprise that a big-screen version of Laverne & Shirley might be in the works (slightly surprised that it has taken so long) but who would have expected Jamie Foxx would be writing it? That’s odd, even with Foxx’s history as a writer on In Living Colour. Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner have been recently been rumored to star, and current quotes seem to confirm that as well. Read More »