'Happy Days' cast mourns the death of their castmate Penny Marshall
“Happy Days” was an American sitcom which was televised for a decade from 1974 to 1984. It became a household favorite, along with its beloved cast.
Penny Marshall, who played the role of Laverne on the show, passed away on December 17 at age 75.
Her cast mates took some time to remember her recall funny moments from working with her and reflecting on her legacy.
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PENNY’S LIFE AND LEGACY
Her character of Laverne became so popular that she got a spinoff called “Laverne & Shirley.” This show had a total of 178 episodes.
The spin-off show received three Golden Globe nominations. Penny later moved into directing and is the director of films such as “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Big,” and “Awakenings.”
She won many awards in her lifetime including the Muse Award at the New York Women in Film and Television awards and the Icon Award at the Elle Women in Hollywood awards.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Reiner, and five grandchildren.
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
While a reunion with Penny Marshall can no longer happen, the other cast members are open to it, even in an informal fashion.
At the Emmy Awards earlier this year former “Happy Days” castmates Henry Winkler and Ron Howard reunited. They took a photograph together and posted it on Twitter.
Their followers were delighted to see them together again. In the picture, they are both grinning broadly, and in the caption, they refer to each other as pals.