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Laverne & Shirley
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The Bronx, New York, USA
Actor/Actress, Director, Producer
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Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1943) is an American actress, producer and director. After playing several small roles for television, she was cast as Laverne DeFazio in the sitcom Laverne and Shirley. A ratings success, the show ran from 1976 until 1983, and Marshall received three Golden Globe award nominations for her performance. She progressed to directing films such as Big (1988), the first film directed by a woman to gross in excess of $100 million at the U.S. box office, Awakenings (1990), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and A League of Their Own (1992). In more recent years, she has produced Cinderella Man (2005) and Bewitched (2005).
While attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Marshall met Michael Henry, a football player. She quit college after three years, married him in 1961, and they had a daughter, Tracy. Marshall worked as a secretary and later as a tap dance teacher. The marriage lasted two years. On April 10, 1971, Marshall married actor/director Rob Reiner, and her daughter took the name of Tracy Reiner. The marriage would last until 1981. Marshall is an avid collector of sports memorabilia and a season ticket holder for the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. She is also a diehard fan of the New York Yankees.
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Carole Penny Marshall
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Actress, Director and Producer
Carole Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1943) is an American actress, director, and producer. After playing several small roles for television, she was cast as Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, which ran from 1976 until 1983, during which Marshall was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance three times.
Walton High School (1960)
University of New Mexico (dropped out after two years)
Anthony "Tony" Masciarelli, later Marshall (film producer)
Marjorie Irene (née Ward) (tap dance teacher)
Garry Marshall (producer), Ronny Hallin (tv producer)
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Michael Mann Management
TV commercial for Safeguard soap, (1995) TV commercials for K-Mart (w/ Rosie O'Donnell)., TV Commercial for Merck and the American Heart Study, (2003) TV commercial: IBM Linux, Radio public service announcement for American Stroke Association (2004), 1970s: TV commercial for Head & Shoulders shampoo with Farrah Fawcett