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Born: October 15, 1942 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

Riding in Cars With Boys (2001) as Director
After failing to get into college, Beverly Donofrio loses interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking, smoking and rebelling against authority. After becoming pregnant, marrying, then divorcing, she must cope with being a teenage single parent. She finally ends up at an elite New England university where she tries to reach a balance between her mistakes and her goals.
Preacher's Wife, The (1996) as Director
The Reverend Henry Biggs is a good man who''s doubtful about his ability to make a difference in his troubled community and home. Help is on the way in the form of an angel named Dudley who soon becomes the source of and solution to their problems.
Renaissance Man (1994) as Director
An unemployed civilian advertising executive lands a teaching job with the Army, and soon discovers that his radical teaching philosophy doesn''t please his rigid military superiors.
A League of Their Own (1992) as Director
Two sisters become rivals while playing women''''s baseball during World War II.
Awakenings (1990) as Director
A doctor''''s experiments bring a group of comatose patients back to consciousness.
Big (1988) as Director
Through a carnival wishing machine, a 12-year-old boy is transferred into the body of a 35-year-old man.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) as Director
Terry (Whoopi Goldberg) works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.

Cast (feature film)

Mother's Day (2016)
The stories of several mothers intertwine during the day leading up to the Mother's Day holiday.
Going to America (2015)
Two romantic escapees from a mental institution take a video camera along on their quest to find a princess and wind up becoming YouTube sensations with a burned-out prostitute.
New Year's Eve (2011)
On New Year's Eve, several couples and singles celebrate love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
Alice Upside Down (2008)
12-year-old Alice McKinley's main worry these days is how to become a teenager, the problem is that she doesn't know how. Her mother has been dead for years, and what do her father and her nineteen-year-old brother, Lester, know about being a teenage girl? And to complicate matters more, her family
Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2008)
Jake Bianski, a handsome fishmonger, is still stuck on ex-girlfriend Isabella despite the fact that she left him eight years ago and is now married with three children. Fed up with their depressive pal's unwillingness to let go of the past, Jake's work friends Steve and Gianluca set him up on a blin
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)
A humorous story of what happens when the U.S. Government sends comedian Albert Brooks to India and Pakistan to find out what makes the over 300 million Muslims in the region laugh. Brooks, accompanied by two state department handlers and his trusted assistant, goes on a journey that takes him from
Stateside (2004) as Lieutenant Chevetone
A love story about two imperfect teenagers who find perfect love. The film follows the story of two teenagers from different worlds--Mark Deloach and Dori Lawrence--as their lives quickly spiral out of control. The rebellious but privileged Mark delves into dangerous antics resulting in a nearly fat
Jackie's Back! (1999)
A mock documentary ("mockumentary") that comically chronicles the bizarre life and career of an outrageous pop diva, named Jackie Washington, on the eve of her attempted musical comeback.
Odd Couple: Together Again, The (1993) as Myrna
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall reprise the roles they created in the long-running comedy series, "The Odd Couple." Based on Neil Simon's play and the 1968 theatrical film release. Felix and his wife are preparing for their daughter's marriage, but everything is put on hold when Felix learns that Osca
Hocus Pocus (1993) as (Cameo Appearance)
Three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they''re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters. The tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.
Hard Way, The (1991) as Angie
An actor famous for his shallow action roles has an upcoming audition for a serious part in a cop movie. To prepare, he arranges to trail a reluctant, tough-as-nails, rule-breaking detective, and winds up getting involved in a real search for the Manhattan serial killer known as The Party Crasher.
Movers And Shakers (1985) as Reva
A Hollywood studio head promises a dying friend to turn a notorious sex manual into a movie.
Challenge of a Lifetime (1985) as Nora Schoonover
Penny Marshall stars as a lovable eccentric who becomes obsessed with competing in Hawaii's Ironman Triathlon -- a grueling day-long sports contest that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile running race -- and her teenaged son encourages her to "go for it!" Much of the m
Love Thy Neighbor (1984) as Linda Wilson
A serio-comedy casting John Ritter and Penny Marshall as next door suburbanites who overcome their mutual dislike for one another and are drawn into an unlikely affair when his wife runs off with her husband, leaving them to cope with their children and their houses.
1941 (1979) as Miss Fitzroy
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
More Than Friends (1978) as Maddy Pearlman
A romantic comedy, loosely based on the early courtship of Rob Reiner and his wife, Penny Marshall. It's about a young couple who can't make up their minds whether they just want to be bosom buddies or uncommitted lovers and their embattled relationship between 1958 and 1971 when her show business a
Let's Switch (1975) as Alice Wright
Comedy adventures result when a hip woman's magazine editor and a pretty suburban housewife swap lives.
Evil Roy Slade (1972) as Bank Teller
A comedy Western involving a rotten outlaw whose villainy knows no bounds, a pretty but bubbleheaded schoolmarm who tries to reform him, and an egotistical singing marshal out to capture him. This feature-length film was the second pilot to an unrealized series called "Sheriff Who?" in which the bad
Couple Takes a Wife, The (1972) as Paula
An independent-minded couple, each insisting on a business career, decide to hire a second "wife" -- someone who looks like a model and works like a scrub-woman -- to take care of the house and kids, but the three-way arrangement threatens to break up the marriage.
Crooked Hearts, The (1972) as Waitress
A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.
Feminist and the Fuzz, The (1971) as Liberation Lady
A familiar TV sitcom plot that makes roommates of a dedicated women's libber and a male chauvinist cop.
The Grasshopper (1970) as Plaster caster
Christine Adams, at 19, leaves her small town in British Columbia to follow her boy-friend to L.A., where he works for a bank, to live with him and have babies. He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. Tommy loses his job after beating a man who assaults Chris, so they head for L.A. There tragedy strikes, and there's no place left for her but Vegas and prostitution. Are redemption and fulfillment possible on the Strip?
How Sweet It Is! (1968) as
A married couple''s working vacation in Paris turns into a battle to stay faithful.
The Savage Seven (1968) as Tina

Producer (feature film)

Section 8 (2013)
Cinderella Man (2005) as Producer
During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the "Cinderella Man"--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him--his family--was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring.
Bewitched (2005) as Producer
Out in California''s San Fernando Valley, Isabel is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a "normal" life. At the same time--across town--Jack Wyatt, a tall, charming actor is trying to get his career back on track. He sets his sights on an updated version of the beloved 1960''s situation comedy "Bewitched," reconceived as a starring vehicle for himself in the role of the mere-mortal Darrin. Fate steps in when Jack accidentally runs into Isabel. He is immediately attracted to her and her nose, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the nose of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha in the original TV version of "Bewitched." He becomes convinced she could play the witch, Samantha, in his new series. Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man, with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires. It turns out they''re both right--but in ways neither of them ever imagined.
With Friends Like These (1998) as Producer
Four best friends compete for what they think is the role of a lifetime. Character actor Johnny DiMartino is asked to audition for the role of Al Capone in a new Martin Scorsese film. Johnny's acting buddies- Steve, Dorian and Armand -find out about the role and compete with Johnny for the opportuni
Getting Away With Murder (1996) as Producer
Professor Jack Lambert who lives a peaceful, quiet life is stunned when the media proclaims that his kindly old next door neighbor Max Mueller is really SS Colonel Karl Luger, a notorious Nazi war criminal nicknamed the Beast of Berkau. Naturally, Mueller and his dutiful daughter Inga insist it's a
Renaissance Man (1994) as Executive Producer
An unemployed civilian advertising executive lands a teaching job with the Army, and soon discovers that his radical teaching philosophy doesn''t please his rigid military superiors.
Calendar Girl (1993) as Executive Producer
A young US Army inductee persuades his two best friends, one college-bound and the other soon-to-be married, to accompany him to Hollywood in the hope of meeting Marilyn Monroe.
A League of Their Own (1992) as Executive Producer
Two sisters become rivals while playing women''''s baseball during World War II.
Awakenings (1990) as Executive Producer
A doctor''''s experiments bring a group of comatose patients back to consciousness.

Sound (feature film)

Preacher's Wife, The (1996) as Soundtrack Executive Producer
The Reverend Henry Biggs is a good man who''s doubtful about his ability to make a difference in his troubled community and home. Help is on the way in the form of an angel named Dudley who soon becomes the source of and solution to their problems.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Preacher's Wife, The (1996)
The Reverend Henry Biggs is a good man who''s doubtful about his ability to make a difference in his troubled community and home. Help is on the way in the form of an angel named Dudley who soon becomes the source of and solution to their problems.

Cast (special)

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)
Documentary film takes a behind the scenes look at big Hollywood blockbusters, their development, production and their recipe for success. Zeitgeist films, such as "American Graffiti," the epic genre-films, such as "Birth of a Nation," and films made from a best-selling book, such as "The Godfather
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003) as Featuring
Award show which honors the legendary and most beloved programs in television history.
Great Women of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special (2003) as Interviewee
Television clips and interviews salute the great women of television comedy.
Intimate Portrait: Rosie O'Donnell (2003) as Interviewee
A look at the life of comedian, actress and talk show host as told through clips and interviews with those closest to her.
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne & Shirley Together Again (2002)
This retrospective special reunites the cast of the classic sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" as they reminisce about the show, share clips and anecdotes, and perform a sketch.
Garry Marshall (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of writer/director Garry Marshall.
Laverne & Shirley (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about the television series "Laverne & Shirley," which premiered in 1976 on ABC.
Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of actress Cindy Williams, probably most famous for playing Shirley Feeney in the ABC sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" (1976-83).
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Rumors 2 (2001) as Interviewee
Stars from "Cheers" and "Laverne & Shirley" reveal secrets and controversies that occurred behind the scenes while their series were shooting.
Lifestory: Rosie O'Donnell (2001) as Interviewee
Special that chronicles Rosie O'Donnell's childhood, her early days in stand-up comedy and her success as an actress, talk show host, Broadway performer and businesswoman.
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special (1999)
A live broadcast of the 25th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live," featuring clips and highlights from previous seasons as well as appearances by former regulars and former guest hosts.
Lifetime Women's Film Festival (1998) as Host
The second annual Women's Film Festival showcases the work of four burgeoning female filmmakers: Nicola Hart, Carol Mayes, Dani Minnick and Paula Walker. Host Penny Marshall introduces each film and talks to all four directors about their work, aspirations and creative influences.
Intimate Portrait: Anjelica Huston (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary on the life and career of Oscar-winning actor and director, Anjelica Huston.
Calvin Klein: A Stylish Obsession (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of fashion designer Calvin Klein.
Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (1998) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 11th annual Kids' Choice Awards, in which kids vote for their favorite performers.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame (1998) as Presenter
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California, honoring and inducting individuals into the ATAS Hall of Fame who have made significant contributions to the television industry.
Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family (1995) as Interviewee
Actress and author Carrie Fisher presents her perspective on what it's like to live in Hollywood. Focuses on the difficulty of relationships and an examination of the child-acting mill.
Laverne & Shirley Reunion, The (1995)
Nostalgic tribute to the situation comedy, "Laverne and Shirley."
Laughing Matters (1993)
A three-part documentary that explores the various forms of comedy. Hosted by comedians, the series features performances and special interviews by comics combined with archival footage.
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1993)
Compilation of excerpts from interviews conducted in the past 17 years by Barbara Walters in which well-known personalities discuss their experiences with love, romance relationships and marriage.
6th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1992)
The 6th annual American Comedy Awards honors top comedic performers in all fields of American entertainment.
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989) as Voice
An animated Christmas special featuring "The Simpsons." When Homer tries to earn extra money to buy Christmas presents for the family, everything he does goes wrong, but he's rescued by Santa's Little Helper.
40th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1988)
Live coverage of the 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presentation from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary (1986)
A special that highlights Warner Brother's half-century contribution to animated art. Included among the "guest stars" are familiar animated characters such as Bugs Bunny himself, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, the Roadrunner, Yosemite Sam, and Tweety Bird. Comments by live guest stars are inter
37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, The (1985)
The thirty-seventh annual presentation by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) of the Emmy Awards for prime time television. Telecast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
Lily For President (1982) as Laverne Defazio
Comedienne Lily Tomlin stars in this comical farce which deals with her experiences running for the office of President of the United States.
Celebrity Football Classic, The (1979)
Top-name celebrities compete in a game of flag football for charity.
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978)
The program recalls the music, song, and comedy of the past 100 years and celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the General Electric Company.
Battle of the Network Stars II (1977) as Abc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1977) as Female Team Captain
A twice-yearly series of specials in which celebrities compete in various athletic contests to determine which is the superior sex.
Barry Manilow Special, The (1977)
An hour of music and song with singer Barry Manilow in his first TV special.
Battle of the Network Stars III (1977) as Abc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Circus of the Stars (1977) as Performer
Another installment in an irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
Battle of the Network Stars I (1976) as Abc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Wives (1975) as Connie; A Wife
The story revolves around the daily routines and misadventures of five married women.
Friends and Lovers (1974) as Janice Dreyfuss; Charlie'S Wife
The story of Robert Dreyfuss, a young bachelor and bass violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The pilot film establishes the storyline with Robert auditioning for his prospective employers.

Producer (special)

Crossover (2004) as Executive Producer
An in depth look at the sport of basketball and it's worldwide impact culturally and economically and what it means to the hearts and minds of the players and fans. Will likely include unique perspectives from players, owners, managers and coaches, celebrities, and sponsors.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

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