Cindy Williams

Penny Marshall Was ‘Just Brilliant,’ Says ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Costar Cindy Williams: ‘I Admired Her’

Penny Marshall stopped wearing heels around the same time she became a film director. “When you’re directing, your shoes are the most important thing,” she told Closer. “You gotta find shoes that are comfortable. I have more Chuck Taylors than you can imagine, in every color. I have Adidas. I have Pumas. I have spangled ones to match my dress-up stuff.”
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‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star Cindy Williams Recalls Hilarious Ron Howard Road Trip Story

Actress Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley fame actually did have some interactions with fellow actor Ron Howard. Sure, they crossed paths on Howard’s show Happy Days. After all, Williams and her on-screen partner Penny Marshall started their act as Shirley Feeney and Laverne DeFazio on the other sitcom. There was a time, though, when Williams and Howard were together for some work.

Cindy Williams bringing one-woman show to Playhouse

“Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!”. It’s been almost 40 years since audiences last heard the chant that signaled the start of a new Laverne & Shirley episode. The hit sitcom, a spinoff of Happy Days, starred Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, best friends and roommates employed as bottle-cappers at the Milwaukee-based Shotz Brewery.
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Television: Cindy Williams has always been much more than just ‘Shirley’

The role of Shirley Feeney came just in time for Cindy Williams. Although she’d been acclaimed, and received award nominations, for her work in movies such as “American Graffiti” and “The Conversation,” directed by powerhouses George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, she went through a period when she was not being offered roles and considered putting her acting career on hold to move from Hollywood to Eugene, Oregon to take a job as a waitress.

Cindy Williams shares a great ‘Shirley & Ron Howard’ NJ story

Cindy Wiliams, a.k.a. Shirley from "Laverne & Shirley" will be coming to the Bucks County Playhouse April 23-24 with a one-woman show called "Me Myself and Shirley." Best known for her role as Shirley Feeney, best friend of Penny Marshall's Laverne DeFazio on the iconic sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Williams's show, according to the press release, will "chronicle the stories, the secrets, the embarrassing moments, and the highs and lows of her life in Hollywood".