Penny Marshall, who rose to fame on TV’s Laverne & Shirley and enjoyed an unexpected second act as the bankable Hollywood director of Big and A League of Their Own, died Monday of complications from diabetes. She was 75.
Marshall died “peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home,” according to publicist Michelle Bega.
“Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” her family said in a statement.
A reboot of Queer As Folk is in the works. Bravo is developing a new version of the series, which originally starred Aidan Gillen, Charlie Hunnam, and Craig Kelly as gay men living in Manchester and was later remade in the U.S. on Showtime with Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Hal Sparks, Peter Paige, and Scott Lowell playing characters living in Pittsburgh.
Sandra Bullock has an absolutely terrifying but brilliant idea as who should host the Oscars. Bullock suggested that at the Academy Awards, they should have actors in the crowd picked randomly to participate.
The producers “don’t even have to tell them it’s happening, just put up the teleprompter, and go, ‘it’s your turn,'” Bullock told the outlet. “You’re an actor, figure it out.”
Watch her describe her idea in the video below.
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