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Laverne & Shirley (1976 - 1983)

Laverne & Shirley (1976 - 1983)






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Series Info

Long-running slapstick sitcom (with a great theme song) about two single Milwaukee women sharing an apartment and working at a brewery in the 1950s. Their circle of friends included oddballs Lenny and Squiggy, and Shirley's sweet boyfriend Carmine. A spin-off from `Happy Days,' it relied more on physical comedy than its parent show and was actually more successful, becoming the No. 1 show in its second year. Before the end of its run, the girls moved to L.A. A cartoon version aired in 1981.

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1982, ABC, 23 episodes

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1981, ABC, 22 episodes

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1980, ABC, 22 episodes

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1979, ABC, 26 episodes

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1978, ABC, 24 episodes

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1977, ABC, 24 episodes

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1976, ABC, 23 episodes

Critics Consensus: Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams make for a hilarious duo who are easy to root for, but their big dreams feel constrained by this sitcom's retrograde take on women's lib.

1976, ABC, 15 episodes


Penny Marshall
as Laverne DeFazio
Cindy Williams
as Shirley Feeney
Michael McKean
as Leonard `Lenny Kosnowski
David L. Lander
as Andrew `Squiggy' Squiggman
Phil Foster
as Frank DeFazio
Eddie Mekka
as Carmine Ragusa
Betty Garrett
as Edna Babish DeFazio
Carole Ita White
as Rosie Greenbaum
Ed Marinaro
as Sonny St. Jacques
Harry Shearer
as Announcer
William L. Sumper
as Concessionaire
Richard Stahl
as Marshall Stewart
Doris Hess
as Dolores
Charles Frank
as Jerry Callahan
Norman Bartold
as Hildebrand
Vicki Lawrence
as Sgt. Plout
Kip Gilman
as Dr. Sandor
Jack Lukes
as Guy #1
Rose Michtom
as Mrs. Kolchek
Paul Willson
as Eraserhead
Jack Perkins
as Patient
Penny Santon
as Grandma DeFazio
Ron Howard
as Richie
Byron Webster
as Warren Tompkins
Helen Page Camp
as Mrs. Havenwurst
Linda Gillen
as Amy Babish
Wayne Powers
as Officer Battaglia
Timothy Blake
as Veronica
John Hayes
as George Morris
Troy Donahue
as Himself
Greg Lewis
as Wolfgang Gessler
Carl Ballantine
as Lionel T. Zimmmerman
Ron Prince
as Man on Phone
Lynne Stuart
as Barbara
Garry Marshall
as Drum Player
Billy Curtis
as Roger Robot
Joseph Hacker
as Dr. Lawler
Mickey Deems
as Capt. Shmidt
Hamilton Camp
as Rags (Mr. Burns)
Murphy Dunne
as Reporter
John Lansing
as Anthony
Anjelica Huston
as Geraldine
Julie Payne
as Charmayne
Morgan Upton
as Photographer
Kenneth Gilman
as Dr. Sandor
Larry Hankin
as Tall Dancer
Sandy Roveta
as Mrs. Anderson
Richard Moll
as Hightide
Julie Brown
as Secretary
Conrad Janis
as Mr. Ripper
Kathryn Fuller
as Ernestine
Ed Peck
as Packer Fan
Michele Bernath
as Nurse Hoblit
Tim Jerome
as Dr. Schoenbroom
Jack Somack
as Officer Newman
Robin Bach
as Mr. Pennington
Hugh Hefner
as Himself
Tim Thomerson
as Silky Mulcheck
Peggy Doyle
as Milwaukee Mission Mercy Lady
Fred Dryer
as Lifeguard
Bob Perlow
as Promoter
Al Molinaro
as Father Flannagin
Louis Nye
as Clark
John Edwards
as Stage Manager
Louise Lasser
as Sister Margaret
Francine Kessler
as Leonetta Pike
Bill Fiore
as Franklin
Doug Cox
as Beatnik
Chuck Pierce
as MacGuffin
Leland Palmer
as Gloria Lubitz
David W. Duclon
as Vincent Van Eagle
George Memmoli
as Uncle Tom
Robert Alda
as Harrison
Charles Pierce
as MacGuffin
Ilene Graff
as Monique
Jim Mills
as Policeman
Paul Sand
as David
Jeff Goldblum
as Laverne's Date
Fran Ryan
as Mother Superior
Wendy Cutler
as Viviana
Joanna Kerns
as Monique
Roy Stuart
as `Buzz' Anderson
Ed Greenberg
as Max Jr.
Howard Mann
as Grand Bass
Gary Epp
as Pvt. Duff
Stubby Kaye
as Cowboy Bill
Carole Cook
as Mrs. Harmon
Marcia Rodd
as Hillary
DeVera Marcus
as Esmerelda
Bill Moray
as Priest
Dick Yarmy
as Ludwig
Dennis Haysbert
as Shore Patrolman
Larry Gelman
as Chuck Malone
Merie Earle
as First Lady
Mary Treen
as Nana Shotz
Roger Til
as Maitre D'
Vern Rowe
as Professor
Dee Marcus
as Reception Nurse
Michael Spound
as Lift Operator
Robert Hogan
as Bullets
Lyman Ward
as Tom Shotz
Sandra Wirth
as Lucille
John Moskoff
as Store Detective
Richard Young
as Charles Warner
Frances E. Williams
as Mrs. Bellini
Penny Stanton
as Grandma DeFazio
Lu Leonard
as Dottie
Harold Oblong
as Deliveryman
Susan Stone
as Beatrice
Joi Staton
as Hostess
Dick Shawn
as Gatekeeper
Don Potter
as Big Hollywood Producer
Frank Ashmore
as Bachelor No. 1
Robert Cornthwaite
as Dr. Futoran
Lindsey Bloom
as Nurse Krevsky
Paul Kreppel
as Raphael
Mary Tiffany
as Mrs. Dorfman
Christopher Weeks
as Monty Shore
Janice Carroll
as Mrs. Lasagna
Rosemary Prinz
as Mrs. Latimer
Donna Garrett
as Red Team Member
Paul Barselou
as Eulogist
John Brent
as Shasta
Shirley O'Hara
as Mrs. Ramsdale
Robert Casper
as Max Gruber
Toni Basil
as Mickie
Ted Danson
as Fireman
Dee Gardner
as Cricket
Janet Brady
as Red Team Member
Steve Doubet
as Johnny Pulse
Kathryn Ish
as Mrs. Stewart
Deborah Harmon
as Receptionist
Mel Scott
as Ronald
John Fink
as Mortician
Don Bexley
as Rev. Larry
Deborah White
as Claudette
Jim Lange
as Jim Lange
Wolf Muser
as Heinrich
Jerry Belson
as Mr. Wardcraft
Robin Menken
as Christine
Bob Basso
as Security Guard
Will Hunt
as Preacher
Sarah Lilly
as Waitress
Carl Gottlieb
as Station Master
Paul Wilson
as Eraserhead
Howard Hesseman
as Dr. Grayson
Tim Stack
as Teller
Joie Magidow
as Pvt. Walker
Julie Paris
as 3rd Mother
Paddi Edwards
as Receptionist
Diane Sommerfield
as Blue Team Member
Paula-Marie Moody
as Blue Team Member
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Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Jan 27, 1976
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Edward K. Milkis, Garry Marshall, Thomas L. Miller
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