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  1. Groundbreaking director and actress Penny Marshall dead at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Penny Marshall, who co-starred in US comedy show Laverne & Shirley before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died at 75. She was the first female director to make a film which grossed more than US$100 million at the US box office Marshall's publicist said the actress and director passed away in her home in Hollywood Hills, California, on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall starred as Laverne DeFazio, the Milwaukee brewery worker, alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy Laverne & Shirley.

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  2. Actress and director Penny Marshall dead at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | South China Morning Post

    ... Garry Marshall, turned to directing after her series ended. Her first film was the underwhelming 1986 Whoopi Goldberg comedy Jumpin' Jack Flash , but that was followed by the charming 1988 hit Big , starring fellow former TV sitcom star Tom Hanks. ...

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  3. Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75Read the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... Calif., home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy "Laverne & Shirley," which aired from 1976 to 1983. As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that grossed ...

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  4. Actor, director Penny Marshall dies at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... filmmaker, Marshall became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million with "Big," the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. She also directed "A League of Their Own," a 3Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Awakenings." Marshall had most ...

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  5. 5-foot snake found chewed like corn on the cob in middle of NC swamp. What did that?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | WBTV

    If there's one thing creepier than walking up on a 5-foot snake in a swamp, it's finding one eaten down to the spine -- like a piece of corn on the cob. That's exactly what George Howard found Saturday at the The Swamp Park in eastern North Carolina, raising the question: What does that to a snake? The Swamp Park is infamous for hosting some of the state's creepiest wildlife, including alligators, copperheads, cottonmouths and countless species of vicious looking spiders.

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  6. 'Laverne and Shirley' star Penny Marshall dead at 75Read the original story

    16 min ago | KCEN

    Even without "Laverne & Shirley," Penny Marshall -who died Monday at 75 of complications from diabetes, her spokeswoman told CBS and the Los Angeles Times - would count as Hollywood royalty. She was the sister of late TV mogul Garry Marshall and the ex-wife of Rob Reiner, which ties her to two great comedy traditions.

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  7. Penny Marshall, TVa s a Laverne,a dies at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | The Town Talk

    ... She was the sister of late TV mogul Garry Marshall and the ex-wife of Rob Reiner, which ties her to two great comedy traditions. More importantly, on her own she became one of the most successful female film directors of all time, with hits such as ...

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  8. AvidXchange to hire over 1,200 workers in exchange for millions in incentivesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | WBTV

    The Charlotte tech company AvidXchange will hire over 1,200 people over the next five years, a move that will more than double its local footprint, officials said Tuesday. The move is made possible through a generous incentives package from local and state governments.

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  9. Actor and director Penny Marshall dead at 75 Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Bronx-born Penny Marshall, who found '70s sitcom success on “Laverne and Shirley” before stepping behind the camera for Hollywood hits like “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” died Monday night at her California home. She was 75. “Yes she did … peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home,” said her publicist Michelle Bega.

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  10. US actress and director Penny Marshall dies aged 75Read the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Independent.ie

    ... filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a movie that grossed more than 100 million dollars with Big, the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. Penny Marshall was married to Michael Henry for two years in the 1960s and to the director Rob Reiner ...

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  11. a Fresh Princea star sues popular video gaming companies over a Carltona danceRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Former Fresh Prince of Bel'Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators behind the hit games Fortnite and NBA 2K because he believes they ripped off the likeness to his famed "Carlton" dance from his iconic 90's sitcom. Ribeiro, 47, filed suit Monday in California District Court against Epic Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and 2K Sports, alleging "unauthorized use of Ribeiro's highly popular signature dance in their video game," according to the suit obtained by ABC News.

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  12. Penny Marshall, actress and director, dead at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Philly.com

    ... Ms. Marshall earned three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for best actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in Laverne & Shirley . She began directing films in the 1980s. Her film, Big , became the first film directed by a ...

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  13. Bill Crystal, Rob Reiner and more stars mourn Penny MarshallRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | The Janesville Gazette

    ... of meeting her a few times. Watch some old Laverne and Shirley to see why her brother Garry insisted on casting her. Comedy gold, she was." - "Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik, via Twitter. "Sad to hear of Penny Marshall's passing. a great ...

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  14. 'Laverne & Shirley' star Penny Marshall has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | WWLP

    (L-R) Actors David L. Lander, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall speak onstage at the 10th Annual TV Land Awards at the Lexington Avenue Armory on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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  15. Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019Read the original story

    34 min ago | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Tuesday that "Don't Stop Believin'" would be published March 12. The book will include a new afterword by the award-winning singer and actress, known for such hits as "Physical" and "I Honestly Love You" and for her starring role in the movie version of "Grease."

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  16. Milan to showcase da Vinci to mark 500 years since his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    Visitors attend the press presentation of the 'Secrets of the Codex Atlanticus. Leonardo at the Ambrosiana" exhibition, at the Ambrosiana Library in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.

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  17. Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75 -mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | Reuters

    Penny Marshall, the endearingly graceless actress with the thick Bronx accent who starred on U.S. television's "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died at 75, the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday. Marshall died of complications of diabetes at her home in California on Monday, the newspaper reported, citing Marshall's publicist.

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  18. Belgian premier resigns as coalition comes under pressureRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | KAUZ

    In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced his resignation in address at parliament, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and says he will notify the king.

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  19. Actress and director Penny Marshall has died at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    Penny Marshall attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. Penny Marshall attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.

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  20. Actor, director Penny Marshall dies at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | KAUZ

    ... filmmaker, Marshall became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million with "Big," the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. She also directed "A League of Their Own," a 3Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Awakenings." Marshall had most ...

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