Oct 15, Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA Instantly recognizable for her cute overbite, raucous voice, and broad Bronx accent, Penny Marshall successfully made the transition from popular comic actress to a respected director and producer of popular mainstream feature films. A New York native born Carole Penny MarsciarelliMarshall is the daughter of an industrial filmmaker and a dance instructor. She started dancing herself as a toddler and as a teen competed on The Ted Mack Amateur Hour with a dance troupe comprised of several friends.
Her middle name was selected because her older sister, Ronny, wanting a horse in the Bronx, was saving her pennies; her mother chose the middle name in an attempt to console her. Garry Marshall was christened Episcopalian, Ronny was Lutheran, and Marshall was confirmed in a Congregational Churchbecause "[Mother] sent us anyplace that had a hall where she could put on a recital.
There, Marshall got pregnant with daughter, Tracy Reinerand soon after married the father, Michael Henry, in The couple divorced two years later in She married Rob Reiner on April 10, She was hired to play a girl with stringy, unattractive hair, and Farrah Fawcett was hired to play a girl with thick, bouncy hair.
Pufnstufproduced by Penny marshall and Marty Krofft. Hayes got the role. After her divorce, Marshall worked Penny marshall a secretary, and raised her daughter alone. She accepted an offer from her brother to appear in a movie he had written and was producing, called How Sweet It Is She landed another small role in the film The Savage Sevenas well as a guest appearance on the hit television series That Girlstarring Marlo Thomas.
InJames L. Despite good reviews and decent ratings, it was canceled mid-season. In that episode, Laverne and Shirley were a pair of wise-cracking brewery workers, who were dates for Fonzie played by Winkler and Richie played by Howard.
It would take a few years before both actresses reconciled. In the Taxi episode "Louie Moves Uptown",  Marshall is turned down for residency in a new high-rise condo in Manhattan. The Laverne and Shirley episode "Lost in Spacesuits"  is referenced in the scene.
She lent her voice to Ms. Botzcowski, the "babysitter bandit", on the first produced episode of The Simpsonsand played a cameo role as herself on the HBO series Entourage. She also made a cameo appearance alongside her brother Garry in the Disney Halloween-themed movie Hocus Pocus as husband and wife.
Directing career[ edit ] At the encouragement of her brother, Marshall became interested in directing. She directed four episodes of Laverne and Shirley  and other TV assignments. Inshe directed several episodes of the short-lived sitcom Working Stiffsstarring Michael Keaton and James Belushi.
She got this gig when the first director dropped out. In —, she directed three episodes of the Showtime series United States of Tara. Aged 19, she left college to marry him in ;  they had one child, a daughter, Tracy.
Marshall worked as a secretary and later as a tap dance teacher. The marriage lasted 3 years. Her marriage to Reiner ended in but Reiner and Marshall have five grandchildren. Their friendship stayed strong even after their romantic relationship ended.
Garfunkel would later say of Marshall, "Everything changed. Penny is a sweet human being who can bring anybody down to earth. We had a lot of laughs, great sex, and a ton of party nights.Early life.
Garry Kent Marshall was born in The Bronx, New York on November 13, , the son of Anthony Wallace Marshall (–), a director of industrial films and later a producer, and Marjorie Irene (née Ward; ), a tap dance teacher who ran a tap dance school.
He was the brother of actress/director Penny Marshall and Ronny Marshall Hallin, a television producer.
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"My brother gave me . Carole Penny Marshall (born October 15, ) is an American actress, director and producer. She is the daughter of Marjorie Marshall, a tap dance teacher, and Tony Marshall, a film director and producer.
Her parents' background in entertainment, along with her brother, Garry Marshall's, background as a comedy writer and her sister's background as a casting director and producer, gave rise to.
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Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, The Libra is 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes.