Cindy Williams: She Did it Her Way

Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the iconic television series "Laverne & Shirley," passed away on January 25th, 2023, at the age of 75.

TheArchive sends our thoughts and condolences out to Williams' family, friends, and fans during this difficult time. She will be deeply missed.

Born in Van Nuys, California in 1947, Williams began her acting career in the late 1960s and rose to fame in the 1970s as one of the stars of "Laverne & Shirley," which ran for eight seasons and was one of the most popular sitcoms of its time. In the show, Williams played Shirley, the sweet and good-natured best friend of Laverne DeFazio, played by Penny Marshall.

In addition to her role on "Laverne & Shirley," Williams also appeared in numerous other television shows and films, including "American Graffiti," "Happy Days," and "Love American Style." She was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, known for her talent, humor, and kindness.

TheArchive is proud to feature two of our Cindy Williams gems:

Prom queen Angela dies in 1962, but her entry into heaven is indefinitely postponed. She is given a chance at redemption by returning to Earth in 1990, where she is to assist friends from her youth. Cindy Williams plays the Earth Angel alongside Erik Estrada, Mark Hamill, and Andy Dick. 

Donald splits his affection between two women: his wife and a prostitute. When he's mysteriously murdered and the women become targets, they unite to uncover his secrets and track down the killer. Tricks of the Trade also stars Cindy Williams and the late greats John Ritter and Markie Post.

Throughout her life, Williams was a strong advocate for various causes, including animal rights and environmental protection. She was also a devoted mother and grandmother and leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter.

Cindy Williams will be remembered as a beloved icon of television and as a talented actress who brought joy to millions of people around the world. Her passing is a loss to the entertainment industry and to all those who knew and loved her.


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