Penny Marshall

1943 - 2018

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Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018) was an American actress, director, and producer. She came to notice in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983), receiving three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her portrayal. Marshall made her directorial debut with Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) before directing Big (1988), which became the first film directed by a woman to gross more than $100 million at the U.S. box office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Penny Marshall has received more than 7,660,845 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Penny Marshall is the 2,752nd most popular actor (down from 2,077th in 2019), the 4,490th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,536th in 2019) and the 1,352nd most popular American Actor.

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  • 7.7M

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  • 61.50

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  • 57

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  • 1.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Penny Marshall ranks 2,752 out of 10,030Before her are Delroy Lindo, Ellen Terry, Roseanne Barr, Paulette Dubost, Lili Damita, and Joseph Bologna. After her are Raymond Massey, Joe Morton, Michel Duchaussoy, Lee Jong-suk, Eve Meyer, and Dany Robin.

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Among people born in 1943, Penny Marshall ranks 277Before her are David Geffen, Ted Neeley, Reinhard Libuda, Charles Savarin, Robbie Robertson, and Jeffrey Tate. After her are Tim Krabbé, Ramón Grosso, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jon Postel, Shlomo Ben-Ami, and Joe Haldeman. Among people deceased in 2018, Penny Marshall ranks 204Before her are Vitaliy Masol, Anna Maria Ferrero, Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Barbara Harris, René Houseman, and Frank Carlucci. After her are Thomas S. Monson, Walter Laqueur, Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab, Leonid Kadeniuk, Nancy Roman, and Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Penny Marshall ranks 4,490 out of 15,968Before her are Sunita Williams (1965), Ludacris (1977), John Trumbull (1756), F. Holland Day (1864), Roseanne Barr (1952), and Joseph Bologna (1934). After her are Joe Morton (1947), Walt Frazier (1945), Grant Green (1935), Thomas Horsfield (1773), Eve Meyer (1928), and Adam Driver (1983).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Penny Marshall ranks 1,352Before her are David Cassidy (1950), Jared Padalecki (1982), Hope Lange (1933), Ray Bolger (1904), Roseanne Barr (1952), and Joseph Bologna (1934). After her are Joe Morton (1947), Eve Meyer (1928), Adam Driver (1983), Perry King (1948), Ossie Davis (1917), and Jeffrey Jones (1946).

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