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|Birth Place:||Bronx, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
"Hollywood's top three directors today are Meathead, Opie and Laverne." --comic Bill Maher.
"I've been married. I have a child and a grandson. I'm very happy to watch a video at home with a friend rather than do dinner. I have a good support system of friends and family."--Penny Marshall to People, December 23, 1996.
"I was a tomboy, basically. I looked like a coconut [with] an overbite. You know how guys describe women as 'beautiful' or 'they have a good personality?' I was the one with the good personality. But I'm okay about it. I'm a grandmother now--I'm waiting to wear muumuus. . . The good thing about directing is you can get as old and funny looking as you want and not worry about it."--Penny Marshall, quoted in New York's Daily News, May 31, 1994.
"By all accounts, including her own, Marshall carries off her responsibilities as a director through the power of understatement. 'I administer in a very odd way--begging, whatever. But it gets done.' The main problem she sees for a woman directing a film is that 'girls cry.'"--Sean Mitchell in Los Angeles Times, December 16, 1990.
Marshall, whose real first name is Carole, was named after actress Carole Lombard, who died the year before she was born.
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