The co-star of “Laverne & Shirley”, one of the most famous comedies of the 70s, has died at the age of 75

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american actress cindy williamswho played Shirley Feeney on television in the hit comedy happy days and its famous spin-off Laverne & Shirley, he died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles.

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As reported last night by his sons Zak and Emily Hudson via a statement, Williams actually passed away on January 25 of this year, after a short illness.

“The passing of our kind and hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, brought us an insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed. Knowing and loving her has been our joy and our privilege,” wrote her children.

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They also claimed that their mother was “one of a kind” and who thanks to her “brilliant wit” and her “brilliant sense of humour” made many people adore her.

a successful career

Williams grew up in Van Nuys, California and began her acting career in the 1960s appearing in television shows such as American style love, room 222 Y The nanny and the professor.

In 1975 he was part of the cast of happy daysone of the most popular television series in the United States, and finally her role as Shirley Feeney catapulted her to fame in the series Laverne and Shirleya spin-off that ran for eight seasons, between 1976 and 1983..

Furthermore, Williams had previously been a part of renowned film productions such as the film George Luke American graffiti (1973) and The conversation (1974) from Francis Ford Coppola.

In addition to her acting work, Williams also served as an executive producer on the two films The father of the bridehero Steve Martin in the 90s, and from the movie Steal the roses.

Other projects in which he took part were the series 8 simple rules, Strip Mall and the movie The creature was not kind (nine hundred and eighty-one).

The fury of its own series

Laverne and Shirley (originally Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney) was an American television series that ran for eight seasons on ABC. from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983.

A spin-off of happy daysLaverne and Shirley followed the lives of Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), two friends and roommates who work as bottlers at the fictional Shotz Brewery in late 1950s Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

With its third season it became the most watched series in the United States.. Beginning in Season 6, the series’ setting shifts to mid-1960s Burbank, California. In all, he received six Golden Globe nominations and one Emmy nomination.

Michael McKean and David Lander played his friends and neighbors Lenny Kosnowski and Andrew “Squiggy” Squiggman, respectively; alongside Eddie Mekka as Carmine Ragusa, Phil Foster as Laverne’s father, Frank DeFazio, and Betty Garrett as the girls’ landlady, Edna Babish.

In Latin America, it was first broadcast on Warner Channel from 1995 to the end of 2000.


Source: Clarin

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