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Also Known As: Cynthia Jane Williams Died:
Born: August 22, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Van Nuys, California, USA Profession: actor, producer, waitress

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Cindy Williams will forever live in TV history as Shirley Feeney, the dreamer half of the brewery workers on the long-running hit ABC series "Laverne & Shirley" (1976-82), although she left the show over alleged disputes with executive producer Garry Marshall. Film buffs may prefer to remember the brown-haired, baby-cheeked actress as Ron Howard's girlfriend in George Lucas' classic "American Graffiti" (1973). Since the early 1980s, she has remained active in sitcoms and occasional feature film roles.

Cindy Williams will forever live in TV history as Shirley Feeney, the dreamer half of the brewery workers on the long-running hit ABC series "Laverne & Shirley" (1976-82), although she left the show over alleged disputes with executive producer Garry Marshall. Film buffs may prefer to remember the brown-haired, baby-cheeked actress as Ron Howard's girlfriend in George Lucas' classic "American Graffiti" (1973). Since the early 1980s, she has remained active in sitcoms and occasional feature film roles.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Stealing Roses (2014)
2.
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 Meet Wally Sparks (1997) Emily Preston
5.
 Stepford Husbands, The (1996) Caroline Knox
6.
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 Bingo (1991) Natalie Devlin
8.
 Earth Angel (1991) Judith
9.
 Menu for Murder (1990) Connie Mann
10.
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1958:
Appeared as youngster in bit role in "The Blob"
1969:
Made TV acting debut in an episode of the ABC series "Room 222"
1970:
Made film debut in "Gas-s-s!"
1971:
Was teamed with Michael Lembeck as regulars on the NBC series "The Funny Side"
1973:
Played Ron Howard's girlfriend in "American Graffiti"
1974:
Made TV-movie debut in "The Migrants"
1976:
Starred as Shirley Feeney opposite Penny Marshall in the ABC sitcom "Laverne & Shirley"
1981:
Supplied voice of Shirley Feeney in animated "Laverne & Shirley in the Army"
1986:
Played opposite husband Bill Hudson in TV-movie "Help Wanted: Kids" (ABC)
1989:
Starred with husband in "Just Like Family" (Disney Channel)
1991:
Co-produced feature film "Father of the Bride"
1993:
Starred in the short-lived sitcom "Getting By"
1995:
Reteamed with Penny Marshall for "The Laverne & Shirley Reunion" (ABC)
1996:
Co-starred in feature film "Meet Wally Sparks"
2000:
Made guest appearances on the Showtime series "Beggars and Choosers"
2004:
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (August)
2007:
Joined the cast of the Broadway musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" as Mrs. Tottendale
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Education

Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California -
The Actors Studio: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

"She cares more about other people than she does about herself." --Bill Hudson to PEOPLE, c. 1989

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husband:
William Louis Hudson. Actor, musician. Born on October 17, 1949; married on May 1, 1982; eldest of the Hudson Brothers; formerly married to Goldie Hawn; Williams filed for divorce on December 13, 2000.

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father:
Bechard J Williams.
mother:
Frances Williams.
step-daughter:
Kate Hudson. Actor. Hudson's daughter from marriage to Goldie Hawn; estranged from father.
step-son:
Oliver Hudson. Actor. Hudson's son from marriage to Goldie Hawn; estranged from father.
daughter:
Emily Taylor Hudson. Born on November 3, 1982.
son:
William Zachry Hudson. Born on April 9, 1986.
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