Carole Penny Marshall
Penny Marshall starred as Laverne DeFazio in the ABC sitcom Laverne &
Shirley (1976-1983), then went on to become a director of such films as
Awakenings (1990), A League of Their Own (1992) and Big (1998), both
starring Tom Hanks. With Big, she became the first female director to have
a film gross over $100 million. She started tap dancing at the age of three
and began her acting career with guest-starring appearances on The Odd
Couple, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Happy Days.