Marla Pennington

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Marla Pennington was born on March 5, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marla Lynn Pennington. She is an actress, known for Soap (1977), Small Wonder (1985) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She has been married to Thomas Patrick Rowan since August 8, 1988. They have two children. She was previously married to Howard D. Baker. See full bio »

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Soap Leslie Walker
Small Wonder Joan Lawson
Magnum, P.I. Carol Ann Little
Class Reunion Mary Beth McFadden


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 1985-1989 Small Wonder (TV Series)
Joan Lawson
- Thy Neighbor's Wife (1989) ... Joan Lawson
- See No Evil (1989) ... Joan Lawson
- The Strike (1989) ... Joan Lawson
- The Tattletale (1989) ... Joan Lawson
- Vicki Doolittle (1989) ... Joan Lawson
 1984 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Nurse Joan Fleming
- Tonsils (1984) ... Nurse Joan Fleming
 1983 Herndon (TV Movie)
 1982 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
- Tank's Soldier (1982) ... Harmony
 1982 Class Reunion
Mary Beth McFadden
 1982 Happy Days (TV Series)
Cynthia Brannigan / Countess Cynthia
- Hi Yo, Fonzie Away (1982) ... Cynthia Brannigan
- A Touch of Classical (1982) ... Cynthia Brannigan / Countess Cynthia
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Carol Ann Little
- Billy Joe Bob (1981) ... Carol Ann Little
 1979-1981 Soap (TV Series)
Leslie Walker
- Episode #4.10 (1981) ... Leslie Walker
- Episode #4.6 (1980) ... Leslie Walker
- Episode #4.3 (1980) ... Leslie Walker
- Episode #4.2 (1980) ... Leslie Walker
- Episode #4.1 (1980) ... Leslie Walker
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Miriam Charles
- Deathmask (1980) ... Miriam Charles
 1979 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
- Luke (1979) ... Blossom
 1976-1978 General Hospital (TV Series)
Samantha Livingston Chandler
- Episode dated 27 November 1978 (1978) ... Samantha Livingston Chandler
- Episode dated 29 May 1978 (1978) ... Samantha Livingston Chandler
- Episode #1.3763 (1977) ... Samantha Livingston Chandler
- Episode #1.3731 (1977) ... Samantha Livingston Chandler
- Episode dated 15 January 1976 (1976) ... Samantha Livingston Chandler
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Jenny Warren
- Bullseye (1976) ... Jenny Warren
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Jane Benson
- Cheers (1974) ... Jane Benson
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 1986 The 28th Annual Strawberry Festival Parade (TV Movie)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 1983 Imps*
American Mom (segment "Moms")

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[In 2015, when asked if she is hurt by the fact that Small Wonder (1985) is being called one of the worst sitcoms of all time] It doesn't hurt me one way or the other. It was a job. I got paid. I have a nice savings account... It's certainly not my best work. I don't think anyone would say it was their best work. But it was fun, and I don't think it really harmed anybody. See more »


She has mixed feelings about Small Wonder (1985), the show that she is best remembered for. On one hand, she was grateful that she was able to earn and save money from the show, since it ran for four seasons. On the other hand, she didn't think the show displayed her talents and showed her at her best, so she left acting after the show ended to raise her family. She still keeps in touch with the ... See more »

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