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Born: October 15, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Competed on and won "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour" with friends at age 14
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Performed as a teenager on "The Jackie Gleason Show" (CBS)
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Played one season of summer stock in Durango, CO in the mid-1960s
1967:
Made TV debut on "The Danny Thomas Hour" (NBC)
1968:
Appeared in films "How Sweet It Is" and "The Savage Seven"
1971:
Played recurring role of Myrna Turner on ABC sitcom "The Odd Couple"
1975:
Debuted Laverne DeFazio character on ABC's "Happy Days"
1976:
Co-starred as tough-talking Laverne opposite Cindy Williams' perky Shirley on hit ABC sitcom "Laverne and Shirley," a spin-off of "Happy Days"
1979:
Made TV directing debut on an episode of the sitcom "Working Stiffs" (CBS)
1979:
Directed four episodes of "Laverne and Shirley" toward the end of its run
1982:
Asked by Paramount to direct feature film "Joy of Sex," starring John Belushi; Belushi was then found dead in 1982; film eventually made by Martha Coolidge two years later
1986:
Feature directorial debut, Whoopi Goldberg comedy vehicle "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1988:
Directed Tom Hanks to his first Oscar nomination in "Big"
1990:
Feature executive producing debut, "Awakenings"; film earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination
1992:
Helmed "A League of Their Own" about the women's national baseball league; film starred Geena Davis and Hanks, and featured Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna in supporting roles
1994:
Suffered what may have been a heart attack
1995:
Began appearing with Rosie O'Donnell in a series of TV commercials for K-Mart
1996:
Signed three-year, first-look deal with Universal Pictures
1996:
Helmed "The Preacher's Wife," a remake of the 1942 film "The Bishop's Wife"; Marshall's version starred Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston
2001:
Directed the comedy-drama "Riding in Cars With Boys," starring Drew Barrymore
2004:
Played Lt. Chevetone in the drama "Stateside," starring Carrie Fisher and Rachael Leigh Cook
2004:
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (August)
2006:
Appeared in Albert Brooks' "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World"
2006:
Helmed a series of Dove shorts headlined by Felicity Huffman; premiered at <i>dovenight.com</i>
2009:
Helmed two episodes of "According to Jim" (ABC), starring Jim Belushi
2010:
Directed "Women Without Men"; also co-starred with Lorraine Bracco and Dyan Cannon
2012:
Guest starred on IFC comedy series "Portlandia"
2012:
Published memoir <i>My Mother Was Nuts</i>

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