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In Theaters
  • Father of the Bride

  • American Graffiti

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At Home
  • Drive, He Said

  • Mr. Ricco

  • Travels with My Aunt

  • The Killing Kind

  • The Biggest Fan

  • More American Graffiti

  • Bingo

  • The First Nudie Musical

  • The Conversation

  • Beware! The Blob

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Cindy Williams Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Aug 22, 1947
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Upon graduating from LA City College, petite brunette actress Cindy Williams sought out and found stage and film work, supporting herself as a waitress between engagements. In films from 1970, Williams earned critical and popular plaudits for her work as Ron Howard's girlfriend in American Graffiti (1973) and as a highly unlikely murderess in The Conversation (1974). Her musical comedy prowess was shown off to excellent advantage in the better-than-it-sounds The First Nudie Musical (1975). In 1976, Williams signed to star as eternally optimistic brewery worker Shirley Feeney in the blue-collar sitcom Laverne and Shirley (1976-83). The series proved to be a smash, winning its Tuesday night timeslot for several seasons. Married to comedian Bill Hudson, Williams became pregnant in 1982, a circumstance that was hastily written into the program. Feeling that the L & S producers were using her pregnancy as an excuse to ease her off the series, she stormed off the set permanently, filing a $20,000,000 lawsuit against Paramount Pictures. Williams' later TV-series credits have included Normal Life and Just Getting By. Increasingly active on the business end of show business, Cindy Williams served as co-producer of the two Father of the Bride films of the 1990s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi