Penny Marshall, the star of the iconic 1970s and 1980s sitcom Laverne and Shirley and the director of beloved classic films like Big and A League of Their Own, has died at the age of 75. She leaves behind her a long and lasting legacy as one of the faces of ’70s television and as one of the most successful female directors in Hollywood history.
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There are an abundance of great baseball movies out there, from Field of Dreams to The Sandlot. But more often than not, ladies who play baseball don’t get the spotlight on the big screen. That’s what makes A League of Their Own so special, and that’s why it was previously selected for preservation in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress in 2012.
This past weekend, fans of A League of Their Own who happened to be attending the Bentonville Film Festival, which was co-founded by star Geena Davis, received a special treat by seeing a mini-reunion featuring some of the key players from the movie, along with a real member of the AAGPBL who played for the Rockford Peaches, the team portrayed in the film. See the A League of Their Own reunion photo after the jump. Read More »