CTVA US Comedy - "Laverne and Shirley" (Paramount/ABC)(1976-83) Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams

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Laverne and Shirley (1976-83)
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Laverne and Shirley (season 1) (ABC) (Early 1976) Milwakee
Laverne and Shirley (season 2) (ABC) (1976-1977) Milwakee
Laverne and Shirley (season 3) (ABC) (1977-1978) Milwakee
Laverne and Shirley (season 4) (ABC) (1978-1979) Milwakee
Laverne and Shirley (season 5) (ABC) (1979-1980) Milwakee
Laverne and Shirley (season 6) (ABC) (1980-1981) Burbank
Laverne and Shirley (season7) (ABC) (1981-1982) Burbank
Laverne and Shirley (season 8) (ABC) (1982-1983) Laverne

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LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY
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Miller-Milkis Productions, Inc., and Henderson Production Company, Inc.,
in association with Paramount Television, a Gulf + Western company.

for
ABC
Executive Producers Garry Marshall, Edward K. Milkis, Thomas L. Miller
Produced by Robert L. Boyett
Produced by Arhur Slver, Nick Abdo (prod. nos. 40-50)
Produced by Tony Marshall & Arthur Silver (prod. nos 52-70)
Produced by Tony Marshall, Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin (prod. nos. 71-86)
Produced by Chris Thompson (prod. nos 87-95) (start of season 5)
Produced by Jeff Franklin (prod. no. 96-98) (mid season 5)
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt (prod. nos. 99-112) (end season 5)
Produced by Gary Menteer & Marty Nadler (prod. nos. 113-121,123)(1st half of season 6)(Fall 1980)
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin (prod. nos. 122, 124-134)(2nd half of season 6)(Early 1981)
Produced by Gary Menteer (prod. nos. 135-156)(season 7)(1981-82)
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman (prod. nos. 157-178)(season 8)(1982-83)

Created by Garry Marshall, Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman

US Situation Comedy series 1976-83 178 episodes x 30 min color
27Jan76-9th May 1983.
(113 Milwaukee, Wisconsin episodes) (seasons 1-5)(1976-80)
(65 Burbank, California episodes) (seasons 6-8)(1980-83)

Starring:
Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney (159 episodes, 1976-1983)
During the final season Cindy Williams became pregnant and only appeared in a few episodes
Recurring Characters:
David L. Lander as Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman (155 episodes, 1976-1983)
Michael McKean as Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski (149 episodes, 1976-1983)
(called "Kolowski" in earlier episodes)
Eddie Mekka as Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa (147 episodes, 1976-1983)
Phil Foster as Frank DeFazio (146 episodes, 1976-1983)
Betty Garrett as Edna Babish De Fazio (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Leslie Easterbrook as Rhonda Lee (50 episodes, 1980-1983)
Carole Ita White as Rosie Greenbaum (1976-1977)
Ed Marinaro
as Sonny St. Jacques (1980-1981)

A spin-off from
"Happy Days" (1974-84)

Premise:
The original format (1976-80)(seasons 1-5) relates the adventures of Laverne DeFazio, a realist and Shirley Feeney,
a romantic; two working girls (bottle cappers at the Shotz Brewery, in Milwaukee) and roommates (Apt. A 730 Hampton Street).
The second format (1980-82)(seasons 6-7) followed their dismissal from the brewery and their move to Burbank, California,
where their antics as clerks in the Bardwell Department Store were depicted.
The third format (1982-83)(season 8) followed when actress Cindy Williams became pregnant and left the show. Her
character (Shirley) is seen marrying Dr. Walter Meany and departing to join her Army husband overseas. The remainder of the
 final season relates Laverne's misadventures as a single girl looking for romance and working the AjaxAerospace Company.

Other credits:
Directed by
James Burrows, Michael Kidd, Dennis Klein, Garry Marshall
Alan Myerson, Jay Sandrich, Howard Storm

Theme Music Composed by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
Theme Song Sung by Cyndi Grecco
Still photographer; Gerald B. Wolfe

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