Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy Laverne & Shirley, which aired from 1976 to 1983. As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million with Big, the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. She also directed A League of Their Own, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Awakenings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leading ladies of “Laverne & Shirley” are reuniting. Nickelodeon said Wednesday that Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will guest star in an episode of its new sitcom “Sam & Cat.” The actresses starred as 1950s and ’60s pals and roommates Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, workers in a Milwaukee brewery. […]