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stumpcity t1_j6kldja wrote

Well damn.

Shouts out to her roles in American Graffiti and The Conversation. People tend to only think of her in terms of Laverne & Shirley because of how huge that show was, and how key she was to its success, and it's led to a lot of people forgetting that in the early-to-mid 70s she was instrumental in helping people like George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola make some of the best films of their careers.


_ShigeruTarantino_ t1_j6kvsxd wrote

The Conversation is a masterpiece and her role in it is unforgettable and chilling.


IntergalacticPuppy t1_j6km9kg wrote

Really nice how you saw the whole, talented, and iconic person and their impact on other careers.


justabill71 t1_j6kmvg8 wrote

Laverne, Shirley, Squiggy, and the Big Ragoo have all passed on, and Lenny's jacket is now sadly accurate.


GotMoFans t1_j6kqxzh wrote

It was because he cut electricity out of his life.


bhind45 t1_j6lif7d wrote

Also, both Laverne & Shirley died at the of 75


gskhasp t1_j6mq7fq wrote

So just Lenny and Carmine left?


EauDeUpdog t1_j6o0qyc wrote

No. He died in 2021.. I think it’s just the Fonz and Lenny. But Fonzie was just a small recurring character. Not a regular.


baltimoretom t1_j6kooqp wrote

Schlemiel. Schlimazel.


GlockGuy- t1_j6kwrgm wrote

Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!


baltimoretom t1_j6l1yz9 wrote

We’re going to do it!


ballrus_walsack t1_j6l3ikr wrote

Give us any chance we’ll take it.


IgnacioHollowBottom t1_j6l790h wrote


peepingsignal t1_j6kwqk2 wrote

Her and Penny Marshall both died at 75.

I've only recently come to appreciate L&S but the pair of them were so good on it. One of the great TV duos.


reddig33 t1_j6kyt7v wrote

Great talent elevates things to a new level. It’s a simple show, but the entire ensemble turned it into something special.


Top-Economist-722 t1_j6mw2xl wrote

Which is amazing considering they supposedly did not get along at all on set.


GotMoFans t1_j6kqu4d wrote

RIP Cindy Williams.

Laverne and Shirley was a huge hit. So big, they made a Saturday morning cartoon out of it.


Latter_Feeling2656 t1_j6kug0e wrote

Only 7 sitcoms have been #1 in the annual Nielsens two or more times: All in the Family (5 times), The Cosby Show (5), I Love Lucy (4), The Beverly Hillbillies (2), Laverne & Shirley (2), Seinfeld (2), and The Big Bang Theory (2).


dinoroo t1_j6la5jp wrote

My cousins are about 5-7 years older than me and when we were kids, they used to always watch a bunch of 70s shows that aired regularly as reruns in the 90s. A few of those shows were Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley and Three’s Company. I can’t say I loved watching any of those shows but I still have nostalgia and fond memories when I think of them.


[deleted] t1_j6lzres wrote

RIP to Cindy. I recently learned that she still had Boo Boo Kitty (in her lingerie drawer - in an interview, she mentioned that he fit in there, and it was a nice, soft bed for him). I wonder if he's gonna be buried with her, or if he gets passed down to someone in the family?

I loved L&S, but I remember good ol' BBK most of all.


MorriePoppins t1_j6l25ei wrote

I loved Laverne and Shirley growing up. May she rest in peace.


KneeHighMischief t1_j6l4cwu wrote

I recently watched the short lived Nathan Filllion show Drive.& was happy to see her pop up in a few episodes. RIP


itsallgonetohell t1_j6l9qjd wrote

She also played the mom in Dweezil Zappa's short-lived CBS sitcom, 'A Normal Life,' alongside Max Gail as the dad...


sd_glokta t1_j6l2ojh wrote

RIP Cindy. Your sweetness and intelligence held the show together.


Toxic-Park t1_j6me4h2 wrote

By complete random coincidence, I just happened to see an old late 79s Johnny Carson episode with her as a guest. She hadn’t crossed my mind more than a handful of times in my life and a day later this news hits.

I know it’s kind of an observer bias phenomenon when this happens, but it still blows my mind when it does.