Penny Marshall is an American actress, producer and director known for starring as Laverne DeFazio on the ABC hit sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off series Laverne & Shirley, for which she received three Golden Globe Award nominations. As a director, she has over the years directed a number of famous films, including the 1988 comedy film Big and the 1992 comedy-drama film A League of Their Own.
In 1961, she got married to Michael Henry, with whom she had a daughter named Tracy. The couple divorced in 1963. Her second marriage was to actor and director Rob Reiner in 1971. The marriage ended in 1981.
In 2004, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In addition to her 1988 film Big being included in Empire Magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time", the film also became the first feature film directed by a female director to gross over $100 million.
She was diagnosed with lung cancer and brain tumor in 2010.
I have a grandson who is 20. He's a computer guy. I'm worried that he can't communicate without his machine. They have no personal contact with people. That's the bad part of technology.Penny Marshall
I'm not the most positive person.Penny Marshall
I've directed seven movies and know a thing or two about dealing with unexpected crises.Penny Marshall
was a famous American actress and director,
who was born on
October 15, 1943. As a person born on this date, Penny Marshall is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 15) and the 49th most popular for the year (1943).
People born on October 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Penny Marshall is the 479th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Penny Marshall's birthday, Penny Marshall is the 3073rd most famous American.
In general, Penny Marshall ranks as the 5588th
most popular famous person, and the 950th most popular actress of all time.
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