Cindy Williams first started with small roles in TV series like “Room 222” and “Love, American Style” but her breakthrough role came as Laure Henderson in George Lucas’ coming-of-age drama. “American Graffiti.” Her performance earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and she starred alongside future “Happy Days” lead actor Ron Howard. The performance helped him star in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation” alongside Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, and Robert Duvall.
In his later years, Williams returned to the television world with the TV series “Normal Life” and “Getting By”. Later, he appeared in movies and TV series such as “Bingo”, “Meet Wally Sparks”, “The Biggest Fan”, “Strip”. Mall”, “For Your Love”, “7. Paradise”, “8 Simple Rules”, and “Girlfriends.” A few years after the “Laverne & Shirley: Together Again” reunion special, the duo appeared with Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande on an episode of the Nickelodeon show “Sam & Cat” in 1970 In 2015, she released a memoir called “Shirley, I Jest!: A Storyed Life,” documenting Williams’ blue-collar origins, starring in one of the most memorable shows in television history.
Cindy Williams will be remembered largely as the sweet, positive, and caring working-class girl she portrayed on television, helping to forever change the way female friendships appear on screen. 730 Knapp Street, Apartment A. was better thanks to him. He will be greatly missed.