Early life. Carole Penny Marshall was born in the Bronx, New York City, New York, on October 15, 1943, to Marjorie Irene (née Ward), a tap dance teacher who ran the Marjorie Marshall Dance School, and Anthony "Tony" Masciarelli, later Anthony Wallace Marshall, a director of industrial films and later a producer.
Penny Marshall, Actress: Laverne & Shirley. Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of filmmakers Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin. Her ...
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Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2\\", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony \\"Tony\\" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of filmmakers Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin. Her father was of Italian descent, originally surnamed \\"Masciarelli,\\" and her mother was of German, Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry.
Penny was known in her family as \\"the bad one\\"... because not only did she walk on the ledge of her family's apartment building, but she snuck into the movies as a child and even dated a guy named \\"Lefty.\\" She attended a private girls' high school in New York and then went to the University of New Mexico for two and a half years. There, Penny got pregnant with daughter, Tracy Reiner, and soon after married the father, Michael Henry, in 1961. The couple divorced two years later in 1963. She worked as a secretary for awhile. Her film debut came from her brother Garry Marshall, who put her in the movie How Sweet It Is! (1968) with the talented Debbie Reynolds and James Garner. She also did a dandruff commercial with Farrah Fawcett - the casting people, of course, giving Farrah the part of the \\"beautiful girl\\" and Penny the part of the \\"plain girl.\\" This only added to Penny's insecurity with her looks.
She then married Rob Reiner on April 10, 1971, shortly after getting her big television break as Oscar Madison's secretary, Myrna Turner, on The Odd Couple (1970). She also played Mary Richards' neighbor, Paula Kovacks, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) for a couple of episodes. However, her Laverne & Shirley (1976) fame came when her brother needed two women to play \\"fast girls\\" who were friends of Arthur Fonzarelli and would date Fonzie and Richie Cunningham on Happy Days (1974). Penny had been working on miscellaneous writing projects (\\"My Country Tis Of Thee\\", a bicentennial spoof for Francis Ford Coppola and \\"Paper Hands\\" about the Salem Witch Trials) with writing partner Cindy Williams. Cindy happened to be a friend and ex-girlfriend of Henry Winkler's, so Garry asked the two to play the parts of these girls. The audience saw their wonderful chemistry, and loved them so much, a spin-off was created for them.
Penny was well-known as Laverne DeFazio. She and Rob had divorced in 1980. The show ended three years later, half a year after Cindy Williams left the show due to pregnancy (her first baby, Emily, from now ex-husband Bill Hudson)... they wanted Williams to work the week she was supposed to deliver.
Soon after, Penny began directing such films as Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Big (1988) and A League of Their Own (1992). Her hobbies included needlepoint, jigsaw puzzles and antique shopping. She was best friends with actress Carrie Fisher and was godmother to Carrie's daughter, Billie.
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Dec 18, 2018 · Penny Marshall landed her breakthrough role in the mid-’70s with the help of her brother. Director Penny Marshall on the set of "Awakenings" with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro in 1990.
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Apr 02, 2014 · Born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943, in New York City, Marshall grew up in the Bronx with parents Tony Marshall, a director and producer, and Marjorie Marshall, a dance teacher. Penny's ...
Dec 18, 2018 · The Marshall family said, "Penny was a girl from the Bronx, who came out West, put a cursive 'L' on her sweater and transformed herself into a Hollywood success story.
Dec 31, 2018 · Actress and director Penny Marshall dead at 75. Star of 'Laverne & Shirley' and director of 'Big' and 'A League of Their Own' died from complications from diabetes. Penny Marshall’s cause of ...
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- Marshall Died From Complications From Diabetes in 2018. Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at the age of 75 She starred in TV's 'Laverne and Shirley' for eight seasons before moving behind the camera to direct seven films.
- Marshall Was Survived by A Daughter and Three Grandchildren. When Marshall was in college at the University of New Mexico, she met a man named Michael Henry who was there on a football scholarship.
- Her Brother Garry Died 2 Years Prior to Her Death. Penny Marshall on her brother Garry Marshall – EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG For her full interview, see emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/penny-marshall 2016-01-27T16:14:23Z.
- Marshall Was a Record-Setting Director. Tom Hanks Remembers His Friend Penny Marshall Tom slips into his Penny Marshall impression to tell a story from the set of "A League of Their Own."
Cindy Williams is mourning the passing of her friend Penny Marshall. Williams played Shirley, opposite Marshall's Lavern on the classic TV show, “Laverne and...
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