Cindy Williams has passed away at 75

Most people know her from Laverne and Shirley. Her family has announced she has passed away after a brief illness.

Her career got an early boost with American Graffiti. I also recall her part in Coppola’s The Conversation.

Schlameezal, schlamaazel to you, Cindy.

I always wanted to watch submarine races with her.

RIP. :sob:

That leaves Michael McKean as the only surviving cast member of Laverne And Shirley.

I will always remember Cindy and Ron Howard’s dance in American Graffiti. Very sweet moment in a great film.

I saw joints interviews with Penny and Cindy. I thought it was wonderful they put aside bad feelings and were friends at the end.

RIP Cindy

Many nice comments from several former costars.

Sad news She was just so likeable.

I posted this in the Game Room thread, but I think it is worth repeating:
“To Laverne, If in heaven we don’t meet, hand in hand we’ll bear the heat. And if it ever gets too hot, Pepsi-Cola hits the spot.”


If you look at her pre-L&S work, particularly The Conversation as well as American Graffiti you’ll see that she had real potential as an actress with remarkably varied facial expressions and twitches. She got sidetracked into the sausage-grinder of sitcoms, but on the other hand, she probably made more money doing that than she ever would have as a dramatic actress.

I can imagine Cindy and Penny chanting “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated” through the streets of heaven.

Vo-dee-o-dodo or Vo-dee-o?

There is a forgettable movie from the late 80s/early 90s called “Rude Awakening” where she screams the line
And that memory of her always makes me smile.