“Penny was as courageous as she was talented, and broke down the wall for women directors. Penny will be missed, but her talent and inspiration is evergreen,” said Anson Williams, who played Potsie on the iconic television show.
Marion Ross, who played matriarch Mrs. Cunningham said, “Our dear sweet Penny has gone up to see Garry. So, there will no doubt be happier days in heaven, just as they made every day happy for us here on earth.”
“So sad to hear about Penny’s passing,” said Don Most, who played Ralph. “She was a very funny, gifted and deceptively smart woman. There will be a lot more laughs up in heaven. RIP Penny.”
Ron Howard, who played Richie, also chimed in on Twitter saying, “#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.”
Marshall, who became a trailblazing director of films such as Big and A League of Their Own, died Monday night of diabetes complications at her home in the Hollywood Hills. She was 75.