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Old 07-22-10, 03:16 AM
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What happened to Penny Marshall?

The director of Awakenings, A League of Their Own, & Big.

Her last major movie in 2001





Now she is directing episodes of United States of Tara and According to Jim? Did she get blackballed?



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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Well, she was a producer on some movies as recent as 2005, like Cinderella Man and Bewitched. (Maybe the latter hurt her career?) She's 67 now, so it's possible that she's just semi-retired.

On the other hand, there are rumors that she's been battling cancer.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

I wish her the best but I was never impressed with her filmmaking skills.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

I imagine being a woman director in hollywood is pretty tough, no matter who you are.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

I liked League of Their Own. Bummer if the cancer thing is true.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Joe Camel
She got fat.



Is there anything more that needs to be added?
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

She may be fat, but it looks to me like she did things right.

She started working regularly as an actress in her 20s.
By the time she was 40, she had starred on one of TVs most popular shows.
Soon after that, she started directing movies and made seven (three of them are good).

Now, she's in her 60s, and apparently she didn't piss away all her money, so she doesn't have to work, and only occasionally does so when it's for a friend.

Good for her.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Jack Straw


Is there anything more that needs to be added?
no--she added enough
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

# Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
# The Preacher's Wife (1996)
# Renaissance Man (1994)
# A League of Their Own (1992)
# Awakenings (1990)
# Big (1988)

# Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

None of those are bad, Flash is borderline but the others are all good films 3 of which are something to be proud of no matter who the dir was.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Is that Chevy Chase in the picture?
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

^Sure looks like it.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Drexl
Is that Chevy Chase in the picture?
At a Lakers game? Definitely.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Drexl
Is that Chevy Chase in the picture?
Yes
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

How many of us have a brother in the business who help us as much she had?
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Count Dooku
She may be fat, but it looks to me like she did things right.

She started working regularly as an actress in her 20s.
By the time she was 40, she had starred on one of TVs most popular shows.
Soon after that, she started directing movies and made seven (three of them are good).

Now, she's in her 60s, and apparently she didn't piss away all her money, so she doesn't have to work, and only occasionally does so when it's for a friend.

Good for her.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Another here.

Also a strange coincidence. Yesterday I drank two things that I drink somewhat rarely, milk and pepsi. Not together mind you, but weird that the one day of my life that those are my two choices I stumble into her thread.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Jack Straw
So Lisa Lampanelli ate Penny Marshall?
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Jack Straw

Obviously the Lakers can't win if Penny is going to hide the basketball under her shirt like that.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

She is an amazingly talented person. I enjoyed every aspect of her career.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Pizza
She is an amazingly talented person. I enjoyed every aspect of her career.
And from the looks of that picture, she has enjoyed you a lot as well.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

There have been stories that she is not in the best of health, which may explain the weight gain.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Never liked her. Didn't know she did Big and A League of Their Own...so I guess I do like her work on those. Beyond that...don't really care about her. HATE HATE her voice...
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase
There have been stories that she is not in the best of health, which may explain the weight gain.
I heard it was the steroids she was taking for the cancer treatments that was causing her to blow up like that.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Looks like Laverne ate Shirley.
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Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Never liked her. Didn't know she did Big and A League of Their Own...so I guess I do like her work on those. Beyond that...don't really care about her. HATE HATE her voice...
Hah! You hate her trademark voice. Her brother has the same voice just deeper.

That said, personally, I was always a "Shirley" fan.

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