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‘Laverne & Shirley’ Actor Cindy Williams Passes Away Aged Of 75

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Cindy Williams, who played Shirley Feeney opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne in the iconic comedy series, “Laverne & Shirley,” was one of the most well-known actors in America in the 1970s and 1980s. Her family announced her death on Monday. Following a brief illness, Williams passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday at 75, according to her children Zak and Emily Hudson and family representative Liza Cranis.

At 22, Williams made her acting debut in 1969 when she made multiple appearances in the comedy-drama series Room 222. When Williams played Laurie Henderson in the 1973 film American Graffiti, she had her big break and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Williams played Shirley in just five episodes of the iconic sitcom Happy Days, but she became a massive figure due to the series Laverne & Shirley. The children said, “The loss of our sweet, funny mother, Cindy Williams, has left us with indescribable grief. Our delight and honor have been getting to know and love her. She was unique, lovely, giving, and had a sparkling personality that everyone adored.” And Bruce Kimmel, a friend, and producer, said to Variety, “Cindy” was eager to promote her upcoming project, the short-form musical series ‘Sami,’ which will release in April on Amazon Prime.”

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Williams had a very successful and influential career throughout her life, and fans can credit her and Marshall for creating one of the most beloved American sitcoms. She will be remembered for her intelligence, talent, and wit. Williams’ work will always be a part of television history despite her passing, and audiences worldwide express their sorrow at her death.

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