Spotlight: Penny Marshall
Actress and director Penny Marshall, best known for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the 1970's hit TV show, "Laverne & Shirley," has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to the National Enquirer.
Ms. Marshall, 66, underwent brain surgery at a New York Hospital on Oct. 30, after falling ill on her way to New York. The Bronx native was planning on being in Manhattan to see her favorite baseball team, the Yankees, in the playoffs.
Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Ms. Marshall is "doing fine" after spending a short time in the hospital.
After starring on TV, Ms. Marshall went on to become a successful movie producer and director. Some of the films she directed include "Big," (1988), "Awakenings" (1990), and "A League of Their Own" (1992).
She directed her daughter, Tracy Reiner, whose father is Ms. Marshall's ex-husband, actor and director Rob Reiner, in "A Leauge of Their Own."
Posted by: NoMad3 | November 6, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: LaurenWiseman | November 9, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.