Hollywood Friends Express Their Love For Penny Marshall



Hours after the announcement Tuesday morning of the passing of legendary actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall, a flood of condolences and sympathy came raining in on social media. Celebrity friends of the iconic entertainer let their feelings be known regarding the death of one of their own. Actors, writers, and directors of all generations made it known just how important Marshall was to them, both professionally and personally. Below are just a few of the endless amounts of messages sent across social media.

Tom Hanks (Twitter: @tomhanks)

“Goodbye, PennyMan, did we laugh a lot! Wish we still could. Love you. Hanx.”

Ron Howard (Twitter: @RealRonHoward)

“#RIPPennyMarshall She was funny & so smart. She made the transition from sitcom star to A List movie director with ease & had a major impact on both mediums. All that & always relaxed, funny & totally unpretentious. I was lucky to have known & worked with her.”

Billy Crystal (Twitter: @BillyCrystal)

“Sad to hear of Penny Marshall’s passing. A great comedienne, a terrific director and a dear friend.”

Whoopi Goldberg (Twitter: @WhoopiGoldberg)

“Penny Marshall & I made Jumping Jack Flash together & the 1st film she directed & the second film I was ever in. We laughed, we yelled & for her I was a little black woman in a big silver box being dragged thru the streets of LA. My condolences to Tracy & family RIP Penny Marshall.”

Ava DuVernay (Twitter: @ava)

Thank you, Penny Marshall. For the trails you blazed. The laughs you gave. The hearts you warmed.”

Related – Legendary Actress And Filmmaker Penny Marshall Has Died At Age 75

Having an especially difficult time with Marshall’s passing is Rosie O’Donnell, who formed a strong friendship with her since starring in Marshall’s A League Of Their Own. O’Donnell shared a commercial the two did together for K-Mart in 1996 and pictures of the two, including the one below from Saturday Night Live:

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