The biggest names in Hollywood who have worked with Penny Marshall highlighted her prowess and friendlyl personality as a film director.
On Twitter, the performers who have worked with her in popular movies have paid their tributes on Tuesday.
Due to complications from diabetes, Marshall passed away on Monday evening in her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75 years old.
She is a versatile TV and movie industry professional, having worked as an actress, director, and producer.
As a director, Marshall first contributed in the 1986 movie, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” This movie was one of the first projects of famous comedienne, Whoopi Goldberg.
In 1988, Marshall advanced in her career with her top-grossing Hollywood project, “Big” starring acting legend, Tom Hanks.
On Twitter, Hanks bade Marshall farewell and expressed his happiness and appreciation in remembering their happy times together.
The “Sleepless in Seattle” actor generated over $150 million globally with “Big.” Marshall also gained recognition with the film, being hailed as the first motion picture made by a female filmmaker to cross the $100-million milestone.
In 1990, Marshall directed “Awakenings” featuring Hollywood A-listers, Robert De Niro, and the late Robin Williams.
De Niro, appreciative of the critically acclaimed movie, cited that he would miss the multi-talented female director. He wished for the eternal repose of her soul.
“A League of Their Own” is another flourishing project for Marshall.
The 1992 movie about two sisters who took part in the first-ever female professional baseball league, also featured Hanks and actresses, Rosie O’Donnell and Geena Davis.
O’Donnell, who appeared in a 1996 Kmart advertisement with Marshall, tweeted that she is absolutely grieving and appended the hashtag #ripPENNY.
Meanwhile, Davis remarked that she is mournful to hear the departure of the Hollywood director, extending her condolences to Marshall’s family.
Davis also cited that she is eternally thankful for allowing herself to be a part of the successful movie project.
Danny DeVito who starred in the 1994 movie, “Renaissance Man,” praised Marshall as a “sweet woman.”
He remarked that he was lucky to be supervised by the director and lauded her for being good-natured and strong.
Marshall was born in Bronx, New York in 1943 as Carole Penny Marshall. Her family also worked for the entertainment industry.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracy, and her sister, Ronny Hallin.