Cindy Williams

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Cindy Williams
NameCindy Williams
Birth NameCynthia Jane Williams
ProfessionAmerican actress
Famous role(s)Shirley Feeney in Laverne & Shirley (1976–1982)
Years Active1969-2020
Date of BirthAugust 22, 1947
Birth PlaceVan Nuys, California, USA
Date of DeathJanuary 25, 2023 (aged 75 years)
Place of DeathLos Angeles, California, USA
CasteRoman Catholic
Mother TongueItalian
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 4in
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusDivorced
Husband/SpouseBill Hudson (Divorced, 1982-2000)
cindy williams with her ex-husband bill hudson
Marriage DateMay 1, 1982
Son(s)Zachary Hudson
Daughter(s)Emily Hudson
cindy williams with her children
FatherBeachard Williams
MotherFrancesca Bellini
Sister(s)Carol Ann Williams
Brother(s)Jim (half-brother)
Education Details
SchoolBirmingham High School, Los Angeles, California
CollegeLos Angeles City College (LACC), Los Angeles, California
Educational QualificationMajor in theater arts
Debut MovieGas-s-s-s (1970)
MoviesCanaan Land (2020)
Still Waiting in the Wings (2018)
Stealing Roses (2012)
The Legend of William Tell (2006)
The Biggest Fan (2005)
Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
Bingo (1991)
Rude Awakening (1989)
Big Man on Campus (1989)
The Joy of Natural Childbirth (1985)
UFOria (1985)
The Creature Wasn’t Nice (1983)
More American Graffiti (1979)
The First Nudie Musical (1976)
Mr. Ricco (1975)
The Conversation (1974)
American Graffiti (1973)
The Killing Kind (1973)
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
Beware! The Blob (1972)
Drive, He Said (1971)
Gas-s-s-s (1970)
Movies (As Producer)Stealing Roses (2012)
Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Television MoviesA Dream of Christmas (2016)
Strawberry Summer (2012)
The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin’ in Brooklyn Heights (1999)
The Stepford Husbands (1996)
The Laverne & Shirley Reunion (1995)
Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story (1995)
Earth Angel (1991)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Menu for Murder (1990)
Steel Magnolias (1990)
Tricks of the Trade (1988)
Save the Dog! (1988)
The Leftovers (1986)
Help Wanted: Kids (1986)
Joanna (1985)
When Dreams Come True (1985)
Suddenly, Love (1978)
The Migrants (1974)
Short Film(s)Peter at the End (2012)
The Happiest Man Alive (2010)
For Goodness Sake (1993)
TV Show(s)The Odd Couple (Episodic role, 2016)
Sam & Cat (Episodic role, 2013)
Are We There Yet? (Episodic role, 2012)
Drive (3 Episodes, 2007)
Girlfriends (2 Episodes, 2004-05)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episodic role, 2004)
8 Simple Rules (2 Episodes, 2003)
Less than Perfect (Episodic role, 2002)
7th Heaven (Episodic role, 2002)
Laverne & Shirley: Together Again (2002)
The Brothers García (Episodic role, 2001)
Son of the Beach (Episodic role, 2001)
For Your Love (4 Episodes, 2000-02)
Strip Mall (6 Episodes, 2000-01)
Girls Across the Lake (1997)
Hope & Gloria (Episodic role, 1996)
Touched by an Angel (Episodic role, 1996)
The Magic School Bus (Episodic role, 1995)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Episodic role, 1994)
Getting By (1993-94)
Normal Life (1990)
Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (Episodic role, 1982)
Laverne & Shirley in the Army (1981-82)
CHiPs (2 Episodes, 1979-80)
Saturday Night Live (Episodic role, 1977)
Laverne & Shirley (1976-82)
Petrocelli (Episodic role, 1976)
Happy Days (5 Episodes, 1975-79)
Police Story (Episodic role, 1975)
Insight (Episodic role, 1975)
Cannon (Episodic role, 1974)
Hawaii Five-O (Episodic role, 1974)
Love, American Style (2 Episodes, 1973)
Getting Together (Episodic role, 1971)
The Funny Side (6 Episodes, 1971)
Nanny and the Professor (Episodic role, 1971)
Barefoot in the Park (Episodic role, 1970)
My World and Welcome to It (Episodic role, 1970)
Room 222 (3 Episodes, 1969-71)
TV Shows (As Director)Laverne & Shirley (1 Episode, 1981)
Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004
Best Actress nomination for ‘Laverne & Shirley’ at Golden Globe Awards in 1978
Best Supporting Actress nomination from BAFTA for ‘American Graffiti’ in 1973
Other Details
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Favorite ActressDebbie Reynolds
Net Worth (Approx)$10 million
Cindy Williams also known as Cynthia Jane Williams was an American actress best remembered for her role as Shirley Feeney in the popular television sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976–1982).
young cindy williams
Cindy was born on 22nd August 1947 to Beachard Williams and his wife Francesca Bellini in Van Nuys, California, USA. She has a sister, Carol Ann Williams and also has an elder half-brother named Jim from her mother’s first marriage.
Her father, Beachard Williams was an electronics technician and her mother, Francesca Bellini worked as a waitress.
Her maternal grandparents were from Italy.
She attended Birmingham High School in Los Angeles, California where actress Sally Field and producer Michael Ovitz were her classmates & later majored in theatre arts from Los Angeles City College (LACC), Los Angeles, California.
After completing her graduation, she appeared in several television commercials including Foster Grant sunglasses and TWA.
She made her television debut with Room 222 (1969-71) and followed it up with episodic roles in several television shows including My World and Welcome to It (1970), Barefoot in the Park (1970), Nanny and the Professor (1971), The Funny Side (1971), Getting Together (1971), Love, American Style (1973), Hawaii Five-O (1974), Cannon (1974), Insight (1975) and Police Story (1975).
She made her big screen debut with Roger Corman’s Gas-s-s-s (1970).
In 1973, she got her first prominent film role as Laurie Henderson in George Lucas’s ‘American Graffiti’ also starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack and Harrison Ford. The film was a critical & commercial success and it became one of the most profitable films ever by earning over $140 million at the box-office against its $777,000 budget. Cindy Williams earned a BAFTA nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film. She reprised the role of Laurie in its sequel, More American Graffiti (1979).
cindy williams in american graffiti
In 1974, she starred in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Conversation’ starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield and Frederic Forrest. The film was also nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Sound) and also won the Palme d’Or, the highest honor at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall were working as writers for Francis Ford Coppola’s company ‘Zoetrope’, when they received a call from Penny’s brother, Garry Marshall to make an appearance on one episode of the television series ‘Happy Days’ but their appearance was received so warmly by the audience that Cindy & Penny got their own show Laverne & Shirley (1976-82). The show became one of the most popular shows on television and earned Williams a Golden Globe nomination in 1978 for best actress in a TV series. Cindy left the show in 1982 after she became pregnant with her first child.
cindy williams in Laverne and Shirley
Cindy Williams met her ex-husband musician Bill Hudson of the musical trio Hudson Brothers at a celebrity softball match in 1981 and they fell in love. They tied the knot on 1st May 1982 and their daughter Emily Hudson was born in 1982 and the couple’s son, Zachary Hudson was born in 1986. The couple parted ways in 2000 after 18 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences. 1
Williams donned the hat of a producer for Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II (1995).
In 2000, a woman named Cindy Williams who was a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former assistant director for national security in the Congressional Budget Office wrote an article in The Washington Post questioning the proposed 25% pay raise for the military but the people started criticizing actress Cindy Williams assuming that it was she who wrote that article. 2
Williams died in Los Angeles on January 25, 2023, after a brief illness. She was 75 years old. 3