Penny Marshall Wiki, Penny Marshall Death
Penny Marshall Wiki: Carole Penny Marshall October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018 was an American actress, director and producer. She was 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 Penny Marshall‘s career in the industry. She rose to fame in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983), receiving three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her portrayal.
Penny Marshall Bio
Carole Penny Marshall was born in the Bronx, New York City, New York, on October 15, 1943, to Marjorie Irene (née Ward; 1908–1983), a tap dance teacher who ran the Marjorie Marshall Dance School, and Anthony “Tony” Masciarelli (1906–1999), later Marshall, a director of industrial films and later a producer. She was the sister of actor/director/TV producer Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin, a television producer. She began her career as a tap dancer at age three and later taught tap at her mother’s dance school. Her birth name, Carole, was selected because her mother’s favorite actress was Carole Lombard. 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.
Penny Marshall Personal life
While attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Penny Marshall met Michael Henry, a football player. Aged 20, she left college to marry him in 1963; they had one child, a daughter, Tracy. Penny Marshall worked as a secretary and later as a tap dance teacher. The marriage lasted 3 years.
On April 10, 1971, Penny Marshall married actor/director Rob Reiner, who adopted her daughter and gave her his last name. Her marriage to Reiner ended in 1981 but Reiner and Penny Marshall have five grandchildren together.
Penny Marshall had a brief relationship with singer Art Garfunkel in the mid-1980s, and he credits her with helping him through his depression. Their friendship stayed strong even after their romantic relationship ended. Garfunkel would later say of Penny 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.”
Penny Marshall Death Cause
In 2010, it was reported that Marshall had been diagnosed with lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain, but she revealed in 2012 that she was in remission.
Penny Marshall Death and reaction
Penny Marshall died in Los Angeles from complications of diabetes on December 17, 2018, at the age of 75
Following Penny Marshall‘s passing her ex-husband Rob Reiner took to Twitter to say …”I loved Penny Marshall. I grew up with her Penny Marshall 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 live with her and her funnybone. I will miss her”.