A League of Their OwnThis year marks its 30th anniversary. The tale of a women’s baseball league was a big hit and became a standout in the filmographies of its stars. The franchise received its own reboot series on Amazon this year, but what’s become of the original cast? Let’s find out.
Okay, Tom Hanks needs no explanation, but it’s important to note how important A League of Their OwnHe was to his career. Hanks was a star, according to the story. Big and he was set for life, but that’s not the case. With the exception of 1989’s Turner & HoochHanks was in many of the bombs such as Bonfire of Vanities. A League of Their OwnThis marked the beginning of an amazing run for him.
After Seattle is sleeplessAnd PhiladelphiaHanks was a Hollywood legend in 1993. Hanks most recently appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Austin Butler is his co-author, but he also has several projects in the works.
Madonna is Madonna. Even after all these years, she is an icon and tabloid topic. A League of Their Own was probably the peak of her commercial film career (at least as an actress—more on that in a moment), but we seriously doubt she would mind. She was working with Abel Ferrara in 1993. Ferrara is not a viable business partner.
But her career is still booming. Madonna is celebrating the August 19th launch of her compilation album. FIFTY NUMBER ONES: FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE Co-writing and directing biopicsLearn more about her life.
Did you know Geena Davis wasn’t supposed to be in A League of Their Own? Debra Winger was forced to quit after Demi Moore gave birth, and she got the gig. Davis was on an extraordinary streak, winning an Oscar for The Accidental TouristAnd another nomination Thelma & Louise. A League of Their OwnHer last hit was for a long time.
Davis hasn’t stopped working. You can find her in Pussy Island from Zoë Kravitz soon. With her humanitarian work, Davis has had an amazing impact on the big screen. She’s an advocate for Title IX, gender equality in children’s media, and launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. In 2019, she received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work.
Lori Petty in 1991 was a hot commodity. She had just appeared in the action-packed classic Point BreakIt would be the same year as the one before it. Tank GirlIn 1995. Her steady work as a Livewire animator in DC was a great opportunity for her to grow, and she would go on to have a successful career. Petty was able to get a second major break in 2014, when she joined Orange is the New Black. Recent film credits include the adaptation of the dystopian book. Station ElevenHBO Max.
Rosie O’Donnell got her big break on Star Search. The comedian alternated between major projects, such as Seattle is sleeplessAnd The FlintstonesBefore settling down into the talk-show scene. In its prime The Rosie O’Donnell ShowOnly rivaled was Oprah Winfrey Live!. O’Donnell infamously joined The ViewIn 2006, she quit her co-host Elizabeth Hasselback after a major disagreement with her. She returned in 2014 for another year.
Today, O’Donnell is as in demand as ever. She’s one of the only original actors returning for the Amazon reboot of A League of Their Own. She’s also scored a lead role in the Showtime reboot of American Gigolo, and she was all about the Netflix hit series Russian doll.
1992 was a huge year for Anne Ramsay. Anne Ramsay was also a major contributor to the… A League of Their OwnShe starred in the NBC sitcom Mad About You. She was part of 93 episodes and returned to the show for the 2019 reboot. Like O’Donnell, Ramsay appeared on The L Word.
Ramsay received steady work on early 2000s guest roles in TV shows like Dexter Six Feet Under The Secret Life of the American Teenager.Ramsay continues to find steady work, landing a spot in Greta van Susteren’s office. BombshellAdditionally, she will be playing a recurring part on the canceled NBC series Ordinary Joe.
Did you know Bill Pullman was a Canadian? A League Of Their Own? He played Davis’ husband Bob Hinson. This role was created a few years after they starred together in The Accidental Tourist. Pullman’s most famous role came as President Thomas Whitmore on Independence Day. Pullman was asked for the sequel. Pullman can be seen performing with David Harbour in the West End production Mad House.
Jon Lovitz was fresh from a successful stint. Saturday Night LiveHe appeared in A League of Their Own. He voiced Jay Sherman’s opinion in 1994. The CriticThe creators of, the animated series cult-classic series “The Legendary Animation Series” The Simpsons. Lovitz took over the role of Phil Hartman, his best friend and tragically lost to cancer. NewsRadio. Lovitz stars in a variety of films every year and is a unique entity today. Lovitz is a good friend of Adam Sandler and has guaranteed Lovitz guest roles on films such as The Wedding SingerAnd Grown Ups 2.
Penny Marshall, Director, was nominated for a Best Picture award A League of Their Own. The Laverne & Shirley Star remains one of Hollywood’s most successful female directors. Marshall retired as a director in 2001 but continued to produce films. BewitchedAnd Cinderella ManIn 2005. Marshall was a guest star on shows such as Portlandia?, and MulaneyThis video shows Marshall’s impact on a whole new generation of comedians. Marshall died in 2018.