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Penny Marshall Net Worth. Carole Penny Marshall was an actress, director, and producer from the United States. She is most known for her performance as Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley, for which she received three Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Penny Marshall’s Net Worth is estimated to be approximately $45 Million.

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NameCarole Penny Marshall
BornOctober 15, 1943
Height1.68 m
Country of OriginBronx, New York, United States
OccupationActress, Director, Producer
SpouseRob Reiner (m. 1971–1981), Michael Henry (m. 1963–1967)
ChildrenTracy Reiner
Penny Marshall Net worthPenny Marshall’s Net Worth is $45 Million
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Biography of Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall Biography
Penny Marshall Biography

Early life

Carole Penny Marshall was born on October 15, 1943, in the Bronx, New York City, to Marjorie Irene, a tap dance teacher and owner of the Marjorie Marshall Dance School, and Anthony “Tony” Masciarelli, subsequently Anthony Wallace Marshall, an industrial film director and eventually a producer. She was the younger sister of actor/director/TV producer Garry Marshall and television producer Ronny Hallin.

Carole was chosen as her birth name since Carole Lombard was her mother’s favorite actress. Her mother chose her second name in an attempt to pacify her older sister Ronny, who was collecting her pennies in the Bronx in order to get a horse.

The Preacher's Wife
The Preacher’s Wife

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Marshall initially appeared in a Head and Shoulders beautifying shampoo commercial on television. Farrah Fawcett was cast as a girl with thick, bouncy hair, while she was cast as a girl with stringy, ugly hair.

Marshall’s stand-in wore a banner that said: “Homely Girl,” while Fawcett’s stand-in wore a placard that read “Pretty Girl” when the team lit the set. Fawcett wiped out “Homely” on the Marshall stand-in sign and put “Plain” instead, sensing Marshall’s concern about her appearance.

Penny Marshall Career
Penny Marshall Career

The only actresses who auditioned for the character of Witchiepoo in H.R. Pufnstuf, created by Sid and Marty Krofft, were Marshall and Billie Hayes. Marshall didn’t think she was the proper fit for the position, so Hayes was cast instead.

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Marshall accepted an offer from her brother to star in How Sweet It Is!, a film he had written and was producing, in 1968. She had a brief appearance on the hit television series That Girl, starring Marlo Thomas, and another small role in the film The Savage Seven (1968). Marshall was considered for the character of Gloria Bunker Stivic on All in the Family, but Sally Struthers won the position.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Marshall appeared in TV movies such as Evil Roy Slade (1972), starring John Astin and Mickey Rooney (and produced by her brother Garry); The Crooked Hearts (1972), starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; The Couple Takes a Wife, starring Bill Bixby; and Wacky Zoo of Morgan City, starring Bill Bixby (1972).

Marshall was hired as Janice Dreyfuss, Paul Dreyfuss’ sister-in-law in the 1974 television series Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers, by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns.


Riding In Cars With Boys
Riding In Cars With Boys

Beginning September 14, 1974, it aired on CBS-TV on Saturday nights. Despite positive reviews and ratings, it was canceled in the middle of the season. Marshall’s comedic talent pleased Brooks and Burns, as well as studio boss Grant Tinker, to the point where they hired Marshall and actress Mary Kay Place to play Mary Richards’ new neighbors (Paula and Sally Jo) on The Mary Tyler Moore Show the next season.

Directing career

Marshall grew interested in filmmaking after her brother encouraged her. She made her directorial debut while appearing on Laverne and Shirley, directing four episodes of the sitcom as well as other TV projects.

Mother's Day
Mother’s Day

She directed many episodes of Michael Keaton and James Belushi’s short-lived sitcom Working Stiffs in 1979. She quickly moved on to big pictures, with Peggy Sue Got Married is her debut (which at that point was scheduled to star Debra Winger in the leading role).

However, due to creative disputes between Marshall and the film’s writers, Marshall quit the production, and Winger also left out of loyalty to Marshall. Marshall was immediately granted the directing assignment for Whoopi Goldberg’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986).

When the original director bowed out, she was offered the job. Tracy and her brother Garry were also cast as characters in the film. Marshall compared the transition to directing to “cramming four years of college into one semester,” demonstrating the difficulty of learning.

Laverne & Shirley TV series
Laverne & Shirley TV series

She spent her nights working out the rest of the picture, trying to finish it on time, while on set all day. Marshall also stated that if she appeared exhausted that day, Whoopi Goldberg would take her away and calm her down.

Her Parkway Productions company was sold to Sony from Universal in 1999. In the year 2000, Jessica Cox was hired as the company’s CEO.

Personal life

Marshall met Michael Henry, a football player, while in college and married him in 1963 at the age of 20; they had one daughter named Tracy in 1964. The relationship lasted three years.

Jumpin' Jack Flash
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Marshall married actor/director Rob Reiner on April 10, 1971, and the couple eventually adopted Tracy. Reiner and she produced five grandchildren together before their marriage terminated in 1981.

In the mid-1980s, Marshall had a brief relationship with singer Art Garfunkel, whom she credits with helping her get past her depression.

Marshall was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to her brain in 2010, but she was reported ‘well now’ two years later. Her book, My Mother Was Nuts, was released after her rehabilitation.

Get Shorty
Get Shorty


Marshall died on December 17, 2018, at the age of 75, in Los Angeles. Cardiopulmonary failure, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus type 1 were the causes of her death, according to her death certificate.

Marshall is buried in Hollywood Hills’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park. At the bottom of her headstone is the ‘L’ from her Laverne character.

A League of Their Own
A League of Their Own


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