Penny Marshall was an American actress, director, and producer, best known for her role as Laverne DeFazio in the 1970s hit television series “Laverne & Shirley”. She also directed several blockbuster films including “Big” (1988), “A League of Their Own” (1992), and “Renaissance Man” (1994).
Throughout her career, she broke barriers for women in Hollywood and paved the way for future female filmmakers. She was the first woman to direct a film that grossed over $100 million, “Big,” which starred Tom Hanks.
In addition to her successful career, Marshall was known for her kindness, humility, and philanthropy. She was an active supporter of various charitable organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, and was also a passionate advocate for animal rights.
Meet Rob Reiner And Michael Henry
Penny Marshall was married to Michael Henry, a talent manager, from 1963 to 1966. She later married Rob Reiner, director and producer, from 1971 to 1981. After her divorce from Reiner, she was single and never remarried until she passed away on December 17, 2018, at the age of 75.