My Mother Was Nuts Characters

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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall was born in the New York City borough of the Bronx. She lived with her parents, older brother and older sister in an apartment. When her mother's parents moved in, the small apartment was even more cramped. Penny was an unwanted child. When her mother found out she was pregnant with her third child, Penny, she hoped for a miscarriage. But Penny survived and, at a young age, learned to walk across busy streets by herself to find refuge away from her unhappy home. She loved her friends at school and lived for hanging out at her favorite place after school. She was a bright girl and did well in school unless the choice was between books and boys. She'd always choose the latter.

Penny left New York for the University of New Mexico where she chose partying over learning. Pregnant in her junior year...

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