‘Laverne & Shirley’ actor Cindy Williams dies at 75


              FILE - Cindy Williams arrives to the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary in New York on April 14, 2012. Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, after a brief illness, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
            
              FILE - Actress Cindy Williams smiles as she receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Aug. 12, 2004. Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, after a brief illness, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - Actor, writer, and producer Cindy Williams speaks at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library on Aug. 9, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, after a brief illness, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (Junfu Han/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Actors Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall present the legend award on stage at the TV Land Awards on June 8, 2008, in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, after a brief illness, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
            
              FILE - Actors Cindy Williams, left, and Penny Marshall, stars of the ABC-TV comedy series "Laverne and Shirley," make an impression in cement after the taping of their show in Los Angeles, on Nov. 14, 1979. Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, after a brief illness, her family said Monday, Jan. 30.  (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
            
              FILE - Chip Carter, son of Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter, poses with Penny Marshall, left, and Cindy Williams, right, on the set of the sitcom "Laverne and Shirley" at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Sept. 21, 1976. Williams, who played Shirley opposite Marshall's Laverne on the popular sitcom, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)
            
              FILE - Penny Marshal, left, and Cindy Williams from the comedy series "Laverne & Shirley" appear at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 9, 1979. Williams, who played Shirley opposite Marshall's Laverne on the popular sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
            
              FILE - Cindy Williams arrives to the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary in New York on April 14, 2012. Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the popular sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, her family said Monday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
‘Laverne & Shirley’ actor Cindy Williams dies at 75