Penny Marshall Biography – Penny Marshall Wiki
Carole Penny Marshall was an American actress, director and producer. She was born on October 15, 1943 in The Bronx, New York City, United States.
Penny Marshall graduated from Walton High School in New York and went on to University of New Mexico where she studied math and psychology.
Marshall rose to fame playing Laverne DeFazio in the hit ABC series “Laverne & Shirley” which aired from 1976 to 1983 starring alongside Cindy Williams. She became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100m with Big, the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. She was also only the second woman director to see her film Oscar-nominated for best picture.
In 2004, Penny Marshall was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along with her Laverne & Shirley co-star.
Penny Marshall Age
She was born on October 15, 1943 in The Bronx, New York City, United States. She died on December 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California aged 75.
Penny Marshall Parents – Penny Marshall Father
She was the daughter of Marjorie Marshall, a tap dance teacher, and Tony Marshall, a film director and producer.
Penny Marshall Family
She was born to Marjorie Marshall and Tony Marshall. She had two siblings, a brother Garry Marshall and a sister Ronny Hallin. Her brother Garry Marshall died on July 19, 2016 aged 81 of complications from a stroke.
Penny Marshall Husband
She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Michael Henry in 1963. They had a daughter, Tracy in 1964. The marriage ended in divorce in 1966. She married her second husband actor/director Rob Reiner on April 10, 1971. Rob Reiner adopted her daughter Tracy and gave her his last name. The marriage ended in 1981.
Following Penny Marshall’s death, Rob Reiner wrote on Twitter, “I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her.”
I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 18, 2018
Penny Marshall Daughter
She had a daughter, Tracy Reiner born Tracy Henry on July 7, 1964. Tracy was her only child. Her daughter played left fielder Betty Spaghetti in A League of Their Own.
Penny Marshall Health
She was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in 2009.
Penny Marshall Death
She died on December 17, 2018 in her Hollywood Hills, California, home aged 75.
Penny Marshall Cause of Death
Penny Marshall’s cause of death was complications of diabetes.
Penny Marshall Net Worth
Penny Marshall had an estimated net worth of $55 million.
Penny Marshall Ethnicity
Her father was of Italian descent and her mother was of German, English, and Scottish descent.
Penny Marshall Lesbian
Penny Marshall was said to have been involved with the late Carrie Fisher, a close friend. In 2002, Fisher told Out she had a National Enquirer piece about the rumored relationship hanging on her fridge along with the quote: “We’re not lesbians, we’re loonies!”.
Penny Marshall Movies and TV Shows
As actress, she appeared in movies including The Savage Seven, How Sweet It Is!, The Grasshopper, Where’s Poppa?, How Come Nobody’s on Our Side?, 1941, Movers & Shakers, The Hard Way, Hocus Pocus, Get Shorty, The Emperor’s New Clothes: An All-Star Illustrated Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale, Special Delivery, High Fidelity, Stateside, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, Everybody Wants to Be Italian, Alice Upside Down, Blonde Ambition, New Year’s Eve, Going to America, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, and Mother’s Day
She also appeared in television shows including That Girl, My Friend Tony, Then Came Bronson, Love, American Style, Barefoot in the Park, The Wonderful World of Disney, The Feminist and the Fuzz, Getting Together, Evil Roy Slade, The Super, The Bob Newhart Show, The Crooked Hearts, The Couple Takes a Wife, Banacek, Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Let’s Switch!, Wives, Chico and the Man, Happy Days, Good Heavens, Laverne & Shirley, Blansky’s Beauties, Mork & Mindy, More Than Friends, Carol Burnett & Company, Laverne & Shirley in the Army, Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour, The New Show, Love Thy Neighbor, Challenge of a Lifetime, The Simpsons, The Odd Couple: Together Again, Saturday Night Live, Tracey Takes On…, Nash Bridges, Jackie’s Back!, Frasier, Campus Ladies, Bones, The Game, The Life & Times of Tim, Portlandia, Sam & Cat, Mulaney Tutti, The Odd Couple.