Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Damn You Fat Alert™:
250 lb. Penny Marshall fighting for life

Publication: Globe
Date: 17 May 2010

I did not look up Penny Marshall's career when I first saw this headline, but upon further review, this counts as Hey Old Timer Gossip because Ms. Marshal played Myrna Turner on the TV version of The Odd Couple before I graduated high school.

There is no mention of Penny Marshall's successful transition from actor to director, which parallels other sitcom actors of her era, Ron Howard and Rob Reiner, her former husband. This has given her career a longevity few women her age in Hollywood can match. No, she's on a tabloid cover because she is fat. The Globe uses the magic phrase "fighting for her life", so I am adding her to the Not Long 4 This World list, which continues to get longer and longer without anyone on the list actually dying yet.

Our best wishes to Ms. Marshall.

1 comment:

Karen Zipdrive said...

The tabs say she's battling liver cancer and malignant brain tumors.
Her agent denies it.
Her expected attendance at a Yankees game is the measure by which the media will judge her health status.