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Penny Marshall: ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star’s Dying Regrets

Still stewed over spat with co-star and late-life abortion!

Penny Marshall went to her grave regretting that she didn’t mend her broken bond with co-star Cindy Williams until years after Laverne & Shirley ended. “We were both stubborn and refused to give in,” Penny said before her death at 75 on Dec. 17 from diabetes complications. According to sources, the two were so competitive their agents stood in the wings with stopwatches timing how long each one was on camera! “Each was paranoid that the other would be seen as a bigger star,” tattled an insider close to the hit sitcom that ran from 1976 to 1983. Despite that, they were very close — until Cindy married musician Bill Hudson, who started to make demands about how the show would handle her pregnancy. Read on for details of Penny’s lingering disappointments s and click here for more star’s dying regrets….