American actress Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley in the hit series Laverne & Shirley, has died at the age of 75. The interpreter has also appeared in iconic films such as ‘American Graffiti’ and ‘The Conversation’.
Williams died this Wednesday in Los Angeles (USA) after a “brittle illness,” according to a statement released by his children Zach and Emily Hudson.
“The death of our kind and funny mother, Cindy Williams, leaves us with an overwhelming sadness that we cannot really express.” as pointed out in the text published by the portal of hollywood reporter.
“It was our pleasure and privilege to know and love her.
After appearing in the film Travels With My Aunt (1972) starring Maggie Smith, the actress was nominated for Best Picture for George Lucas and later for the Oscars.
Admiration led her to the casting of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Conversation” (1974), and in 1975 she appeared in the ABC series “Happy Days” alongside Penny Marshall, both of them.
Like “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” set in the 1950s, was the highest-rated show of the 1977-78 and 1978-79 seasons.