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Old 10-15-2016, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default October 15: Happy Birthday Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall celebrates her 73rd today. She had been working in television for several years when, in 1975, she and Cindy Williams were cast as a pair of brewery workers for a guest appearance on Happy Days. Their episode was so well received that the two characters, LaVerne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, were given their own series. LaVerne & Shirley was a major hit and ran for eight seasons on ABC, and Marshall received three Golden Globe nominations during the show’s run.

Marshall began directing while working on LaVerne & Shirley, and moved into directing feature films in the mid-1980s. Her directing credits include Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Big, and A League of Their Own. More recently she has directed episodes of Showtime’s The United States of Tara.
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