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Carole Penny Marshall
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Actor; director; producer
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Penny Marshall Fast Facts:
As a teen, formed a tap-dancing troupe which won Ted Mack's
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:
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
; other directorial efforts include the Oscar-nominated
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
Attended University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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