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Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) 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), as well as episodes of According to Jim (2009). She most recently directed an episode of the Showtime original series United States of Tara.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) 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), as well as episodes of According to Jim (2009). She most recently directed an episode of the Showtime original series United States of Tara.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 63

Birthday 1942-10-15

Place of Birth The Bronx, New York, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Murder Police(1 episode) as Sylvia Goldenberg
The Odd Couple together again as Myrna Turner
2016 Mother's Day as Opening Mom Narrator (voice)
2015 Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery as The Elder
2015 Staten Island Summer as Dolores
2015 Celebrity Family Feud(1 episode)
2015 The Odd Couple(1 episode) as Patty
2014 Last Supper as Herself - Famous Director
2013 If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the NY Accent as Herself
2007 Blonde Ambition as Bolo Executive
2007 Alice Upside Down as Mrs. Plotkin
2007 On the Lot(1 episode)
2005 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World as Penny Marshall
2005 The Reichen Show(1 episode)
2005 Bones(1 episode)
2004 The Tony Danza Show(3 episodes)
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2003 I'm with Her(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1996 Nash Bridges(1 episode)
1993 Frasier(1 episode) as Guest Caller - Celeste
1993 Hocus Pocus as The Master's Wife (uncredited)
1991 The Hard Way as Angie
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1988 She's Having a Baby as Herself (uncredited)
1986 Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary as Herself
1985 Challenge of a Lifetime as Nora Schoonover
1984 Love Thy Neighbor as Linda Wilson
1982 The Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour(1 episode) as Laverne DeFazio
1981 Laverne & Shirley in the Army(13 episodes) as Laverne DeFazio
1980 Bosom Buddies(1 episode)
1979 Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall as Herself/Laverne DeFazio
1977 The Barry Manilow Special as Waitress
1976 The Captain and Tennille(1 episode)
1976 Good Heavens(1 episode)
1976 Laverne & Shirley(180 episodes) as Laverne De Fazio
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1975 Let's Switch! as Alice Wright
1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers(15 episodes) as Janice Dreyfuss
1974 Chico and the Man(1 episode)
1974 Happy Days(6 episodes)
1972 The Couple Takes a Wife as Paula
1972 The Bob Newhart Show(1 episode)
1971 Getting Together(1 episode)
1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz as Liberation Lady
1970 The Odd Couple(16 episodes)
1969 Then Came Bronson(1 episode)
1968 The Savage Seven as Tina
1966 That Girl(2 episodes)

Directing

2009 United States of Tara(2 episodes)Director
2001 Riding in Cars with BoysDirector
2001 According to Jim(2 episodes)Director
1996 The Preacher's WifeDirector
1994 Renaissance ManDirector
1992 A League of Their OwnDirector
1990 AwakeningsDirector
1988 BigDirector
1986 Jumpin' Jack FlashDirector
1979 Working Stiffs(1 episode)Director
1976 Laverne & Shirley(4 episodes)Director

Production

2005 BewitchedProducer
2005 Cinderella ManProducer
1996 Getting Away with MurderProducer
1990 AwakeningsExecutive Producer

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