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Happy Birthday to Cindy Williams - wikipedia
After college, she began her professional career by landing national commercials, which included Foster Grant sunglasses and TWA. Her first roles in television, among others, were on Room 222, Nanny and the Professor and Love American Style.
Williams picked up important film roles early in her career: George Cukor's Travels with My Aunt. as Ron Howard's high school sweetheart in George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973); and Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation (1974). She auditioned for Lucas's next project, Star Wars, but lost the role of Princess Leia to a younger actress, Carrie Fisher.
She portrayed the loyal and fun-loving brewery worker "Shirley Feeney" in the sitcom Laverne and Shirley. from 1976 until 1982. She left the show after she became pregnant with her first child. Later, she would star in the short-lived 1993-1994 sitcom Getting By. She also guest starred on several shows, including two episodes of the sitcom 8 Simple Rules.
Williams made a guest appearance on illusionist David Copperfield's first CBS TV special in 1978. She assisted Copperfield in the Zig Zag Girl and a length-wise sawing-in-half illusions.
Williams was executive producer on the successful Steve Martin comedy film Father of the Bride and its sequel.
She was so funny in Laverne and Shirley...