Nothing’s gonna turn her back now

Feeling those midweek artist blahs? Here’s a lift for you from the early years of actress and director Penny Marshall.

 Young actress Penny Marshall lands a shampoo commercial featuring Pretty Girl and Plain Girl.

The director introduces Penny to Pretty Girl.

Perseverance pays. Penny’s an icon from the beloved TV series “Laverne and Shirley.” She directed two movies that put $100 million-plus in Hollywood’s bank. “Big” helped launch Tom Hank’s star, and “A League of Their Own” shook up the male underdog sports genre. Penny  snagged an Oscar nod for “Awakenings” and wrote a memoir. Penny stayed in the race and won.

Footnote: Pretty Girl was Farrah Fawcett.

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