With “Laverne & Shirley” Cindy Williams also gained popularity here. The series, which began as part of Happy Days and aired in the United States from 1976 to 1983, followed the lives of two young Milwaukee brewery workers who shared an apartment. In the sitcom he was Williams’ partner Penny Marshall, who later became a well-known director and passed away in 2018, also at the age of 75.. Williams played the uptight Shirley Feeney and Marshall played the more liberated Laverne DeFazio. Many of the character’s traits were inspired by the lives of the two actresses.
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The series’ theme song itself became an allegory, with a text that was wholly antecedent to the time of female affirmation “Give us any chance, we’ll take it, read us any rule, we’ll break it”. actress Rosario Dawson Recall Williams tweeted on the song she wrote: “I am singing this song with so much gratitude for both of the ladies. Absolute gems. United again. Rest in heaven Cindy Williams.”
For Williams, the sitcom experience ended in painful fashion. In fact, she became pregnant in 1982 and wanted to reduce her working hours. When his demands were not met, he walked off the set and sued the production company. Over the past season her appearances have been very sporadic.
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Her acting career began in the late 1960s with small roles in TV series such as “Room 222”, “Nanny and the Professor” and “Love, American Style”. The turning point came in 1973 with the role in “American Graffiti“. The movie was a pioneer of the ’50s and ’60s revival boom that was soon to take off. The next year it would be broadcast”happy Days“, whose protagonists included one of the actors of” American Graffiti “, Ron Howard. And in “Happy Days”, which will also become a phenomenon in Italy, the characters of Laverne and Shirley appear for the first time. George Lucas He also considered it for a role Princess Leia in “Star Wars”And he prefers them in the end Carrie Fisher.
Over the past 30 years, Williams has starred in dozens of TV series, including “7th Heaven”, “8 Simple Rules”, and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”. In 2013, she and Penny Marshall appeared in a tribute episode of the Nickelodeon series “Laverne & Shirley”.Sam and a cat“.
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