She helmed such films as “Big” and “The Preacher’s Wife.”
She passed away in California after a long illness.
Porter was “discovered unresponsive”at her home in Los Angeles.
“Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect,” Disney said in a statement.
“She spoke for, and in fact embodied the ongoing struggle of black women,” her daughter said.
The veteran actor passed away Thursday at a hospital in Florida.
Her daughter shared the sad news with fans on Facebook.
Leach most recently covered entertainment for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Legendary singer known for such hits as “Respect” passed away Thursday from cancer.
Jackson was best known for managing the Jackson 5, and making solo stars out of his children, Michael and Janet Jackson.