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Marla Pennington

Marla Pennington was born on March 5, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marla Lynn Pennington. She is an actress, known for Small Wonder (1985), Soap (1977) and Class Reunion (1982). 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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Known For

Small Wonder
Small Wonder Joan Lawson
(1985-1989)
Soap
Soap Leslie Walker
(1979-1981)
Class Reunion
Class Reunion Mary Beth McFadden
(1982)

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 1984 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Nurse Joan Fleming
- Tonsils (1984) ... Nurse Joan Fleming
 1983 Herndon (TV Movie)
Laura
 1982 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Harmony
- 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
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Miriam Charles
- Deathmask (1980) ... Miriam Charles
 1979 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Girl
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Blossom
- 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 dated 25 December 1977 (1977) ... Samantha Livingston Chandler
- Episode dated 7 November 1977 (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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 2009 Imps*
American Mom (segment "Moms")

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[on first being offered Small Wonder (1985)] Honestly, the whole thing sounded sketchy. Syndication was not well-known. I didn't think anyone would even see it. See more »

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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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