LOS ANGELES — Cindy Williams, who performed Shirley reverse Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the favored sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, her household stated Monday.
Williams died in Los Angeles at age 75 on Wednesday after a quick sickness, her youngsters, Zak and Emily Hudson, stated in a press release launched by way of household spokeswoman Liza Cranis.
“The passing of our variety, hilarious mom, Cindy Williams, has introduced us insurmountable disappointment that might by no means actually be expressed,” the assertion stated. “Figuring out and loving her has been our pleasure and privilege. She was one among a form, lovely, beneficiant and possessed a superb humorousness and a glittering spirit that everybody beloved.”
Williams additionally starred in director George Lucas’ 1973 movie “American Graffiti” and director Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Dialog” from 1974.
However she was by far greatest identified for “Laverne & Shirley,” the “Completely satisfied Days” spinoff that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983 that in its prime was among the many hottest reveals on TV.
Williams performed the straitlaced Shirley to Marshall’s extra libertine Laverne on the present a couple of pair of roommates that labored at a Milwaukee bottling manufacturing unit within the Nineteen Fifties and 60s.
Marshall, whose brother, Garry Marshall, co-created the collection, died in 2018.
“Laverne & Shirley” was identified nearly as a lot for its opening theme because the present itself. Williams’ and Marshall’s chant of “schlemiel, schlimazel” as they skipped collectively turned a cultural phenomenon and oft-invoked piece of nostalgia.