Penny Marshall - Famous Film Director

Penny Marshall Net Worth


Penny Marshall was an American actress, television and film producer/director who had a net worth of $45 million at the time of her death in December 2018. Penny played several small television roles before landing the role that made her famous, that of Laverne DeFazio on the 70s sitcom ‘Laverne & Shirley’ (opposite Cindy Williams who starred as Shirley Feeney).

Key facts:

  • Penny Marshall was an American actress, television, and film producer/director.
  • She gained fame for her role as Laverne DeFazio in the sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley'.
  • Marshall was the first female director to have a movie gross more than $100 million with the success of 'Big'.
  • She directed other popular films such as 'A League of Their Own' and 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'.
  • Marshall had a successful career in both acting and directing, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

Basic Information About Penny Marshall

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsActor, Film director, Film Producer, Television Director, Television producer
Net worth$45,000,000
Date of birth1943-10-15
Place of birthNew York City
Date of death2018-12-18 (aged 75)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksBangs
Her unusual nasal voice
SpouseRob Reiner - (10 AprilΒ 1971 - 1981)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
30 November - Michael Myron Henry (Β 1963 - 18 JanuaryΒ 1967)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Penny Marshall win?


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Penny Marshall awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Hochi Film Award - Best Foreign FilmWinnerA League of Their Own1992
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeBig1989
Children and Cinema Award - Special Mention - WinnerBig1988
Yoga Award - Worst Foreign FilmWinnerAwakenings1992
Stinker Award - Worst Fake Accent: FemaleNominee19411979
Golden Swann - WinnerRiding in Cars with Boys2002
Golden Globe - Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNomineeLaverne & Shirley1980
Golden Globe - Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNomineeLaverne & Shirley1979
TV Land Award - Working Stiff of the YearWinnerLaverne & Shirley2003

Penny Marshall roles

Movie / Series Role
A League of Their OwnDirector
Hocus PocusThe Master's Wife (uncredited)
Get ShortyPenny Marshall (uncredited)
She's Having a BabyPenny Marshall (uncredited)
1941Miss Fitzroy (uncredited)
Mother's DayOpening Mom Narrator (voice)
The Hard WayAngie
Riding in Cars with BoysDirector
New Year's EvePenny Marshall (segment "Ahern Party")
Renaissance ManDirector
Jumpin' Jack FlashDirector
Staten Island SummerDolores
The Preacher's WifeDirector
According to JimDirector
BanacekReceptionist 1 episode, 1973
Mary Tyler MoorePaula Kovacs / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1976
The SimpsonsMs. Botz 1 episode, 1990
Chico and the ManAnita Cappuccino 1 episode, 1975
BonesPenny Marshall 1 episode, 2006
EntouragePenny Marshall 1 episode, 2006
That GirlAssistant Librarian / ... 1 episode, 1968-1969
Saturday Night LiveVarious / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1996
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 2004-2006
FrasierCeleste 1 episode, 2004
Happy DaysLaverne DeFazio 6 episodes, 1975-1979
United States of TaraDirector
TaxiSelf 1 episode, 1983
The Odd CouplePatty 1 episode, 2016
Love, American StyleMary Agnes (segment "Love and the Pick-Up") 1 episode, 1970
TattletalesSelf 5 episodes, 1976
The TalkSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2013
Modern MarvelsSelf 1 episode, 2004
PortlandiaBarbara 1 episode, 2012
The Bob Newhart ShowStewardess 1 episode, 1972
Nash BridgesIris Heller 1 episode, 1998
Match Game 73Self - Panelist 5 episodes, 1974
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 1993-2014
MulaneyTutti 1 episode, 2014
Chelsea LatelySelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
Laverne & ShirleyDirector
Laverne & ShirleyLaverne DeFazio 178 episodes, 1976-1983
The Tracey Ullman ShowDirector
The Maury Povich ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1996-1999
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1994-1996

Penny Marshall's Quotes

  • I have a strange combination of fearlessness and massive insecurity.
  • You had to learn at a certain age what sarcasm is, you know?
  • If you're not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life.
  • My brother and sister were much older. They were planned. I was not planned for. I was called the mistake, amongst other things.
  • I don't mind if somebody texts me but I'm not a big texter, the things are too small. I don't mind if they text, '7 o'clock', that's fine, that's logistics but, 'What's up?' Get real! Pick up a phone!

Penny Marshall's photos

Interesting Facts about Penny Marshall

  1. Is the first female to direct a movie that grossed over 100 million dollars in the United States, with Was ik maar groot! (1988). And the first female director with two movies that grossed over 100 million, with A League of Their Own (1992).
  2. She was one of four finalists considered for the role of Gloria Bunker/Stivic on All in the Family (1971). Had she won the role, she would have played opposite her real life boyfriend, and later husband (now ex-husband), Rob Reiner.
  3. Made a rare public appearance at the Hollywood Collectors Show in North Hollywood, California with fellow Laverne & Shirley (1976) cast mates Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka. There, she greeted hundreds of fans, signed autographs and took pictures with them. [October 2002]
  4. She replaced Howard Zieff as director of Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) despite having only a couple of Laverne & Shirley (1976) and Happy Days (1974) episodes on her directing resumΓ©.
  5. Aunt of Penny Lee Hallin, Judy Hallin, Wendy S. Hallin, Lori Marshall, Kathleen Marshall and Scott Marshall.
  6. Is an avid collector of sports memorabilia and has quite an extensive collection of baseballs, footballs and basketballs autographed by top athletes.
  7. Her mother agreed to send her to University of New Mexico because she thought it was close to her home in New York.
  8. Played the wife of her real-life brother Garry Marshall in Hocus Pocus (1993).
  9. Ex-daughter-in-law of Carl Reiner and Estelle Reiner.
  10. Ex-sister-in-law of Lucas Reiner and Maud Winchester.
  11. Best known by the public for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976).
  12. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 12, 2004.
  13. Has directed two actors to Oscar nominations: Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Was ik maar groot! (1988)), and Robert De Niro (Best Actor, Awakenings (1990)).
  14. Sister-in-law of Barbara Marshall.
  15. Best friends with Carrie Fisher.
  16. Younger sister of Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin.
  17. Daughter of Anthony W. Marshall and Marjorie Marshall.
  18. Mother of Tracy Reiner.
  19. Her father was of Italian descent. Her maternal grandfather had English, Scottish and Irish ancestry, and her maternal grandmother was of German descent.
  20. In 2009 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor which was found to be from lung cancer which was discovered upon her diagnosis. The tumor was successfully removed and she underwent twelve radiation treatments, which caused a fifty pound weight gain. In 2012 she announced that she was in remission, even later joking that with cancer, as most people lost weight, she instead gained. In a 2012 interview with the Huffington Post she said, that she regretted smoking. She died on December 18, 2018 of heart failure caused by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She was 75. Upon Marshall's death in 2018, Suzanne Somers, as part of her statement and reflection of her passing, remarked that she assisted Marshall in selecting "cutting edge therapies" as similarly Somers herself had undertaken with her own, previous battle with cancer.

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