Penny Marshall

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Carole Penny Marshall
  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/15/1943, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Penny Marshall Fast Facts:
  • As a teen, formed a tap-dancing troupe which won Ted Mack's Amateur Hour and appeared on The Jackie Gleason Show.
  • First screen appearance was in the 1968 biker flick The Savage Seven; also in '68 appeared with James Garner and Debbie Reynolds in How Sweet It Is! which was scripted by her brother, Garry Marshall.
  • Appeared with an unknown Farrah Fawcett in a 1970s Head & Shoulders TV commercial.
  • Big break came when brother Garry cast her as a secretary on his sitcom The Odd Couple and later in two of his other ABC series: Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley.
  •  Was given the directorial reins on Whoopi Goldberg's 1986 movie Jumpin' Jack Flash, even though her directing experience was limited to a few TV episodes.
  • Became the first woman to direct a $100 million-grossing film with Big; other directorial efforts include the Oscar-nominated Awakenings and A League of Their Own.
  • Is an avid collector of sports memorabilia.
  • Penny Marshall Relationships:
  • Garry Marshall - Brother
  • Tracy Reiner - Daughter
  • Ronny Hallin - Sister
  • Michael Henry - Ex-husband
  • Rob Reiner - Ex-husband
  • Marjorie Ward Marshall - Mother
  • Tony Marshall - Father
  • Penny Marshall Awards:
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

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