Cindy Williams Dead At 75

Posted January 30, 2023 by with 0 comments

The Laverne & Shirley star died after a brief illness, per family members. Via CNN:

Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress known best for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, according to a statement from her family, provided to CNN by a representative. She was 75.

Williams died after a short illness, said the statement from her children Zak and Emily Hudson, provided to CNN by family spokesperson and Williams’ personal assistant Liz Cranis.

“The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed,” their statement read. “Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”


The CNN link has a full bio on Williams, who had a prolific career not just on TV, but also on stage and in movies.

Back when TV shows had iconic, memorable theme songs (and back when TV shows—especially sitcoms, which don’t even really exist anymore—were just better in general), here’s the unforgettable opening to Laverne & Shirley in 1976:

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