As well as starring in the insanely popular Laverne & Shirley, Penny Marshall was one of the highest grossing female directors of all time.
The star's publicist revealed that she passed away due to complications related to her diabetes on Monday.
Penny played Laverne alongside Cindy Williams as Shirley from 1976 to 1983.
She also was very sucessful on the other side of the camera, after her hit movie starring Tom Hanks grossed over $100m at the box office.
Penny's former husband from 1971 to 1981 and film director took to Twitter to share a tribute: “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.”
Tom Hanks also shared a few words: “Goodbye, Penny. Man, did we laugh a lot! Wish we still could. Love you. Hanx.”