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40 years after the premiere of Laverne & Shirley, Cindy Williams opens up to Et about what it was like shooting the revered show.
The 69-year-old actress sat down with Et's Nischelle Turner, shortly after guest appearing on The Odd Couple, and shared that the famous Laverne & Shirley opening sequence was an idea that Penny's brother and show co-creator, the late Garry Marshall, came up with on the spot.
"We were out on the lot at Paramount on New York street, and he said, 'Penny, teach Cindy that little dance you did on the way to school with your chums,'" Williams recalled. "And he said action and we did it once, and I didn't get it -- the up and down, 'Schlemiel! Schlimazel!' -- and so the second take I got it, and he said, 'Ok that's good. We're out of here.'"
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"I don't think two people can work all the time in show business and stay married," Dawber tells Et's Nischelle Turner.
Dawber and Harmon, both 65, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary next year. When Dawber and Harmon wed, the actress was still going strong off the success of her sitcom, Mork & Mindy, and the handsome heartthrob was more than a decade into an extraordinary TV career, which included roles on The Love Boat and St. Elsewhere. Today, Harmon stars on CBS' No. 1 rated drama NCIS, while Dawber gave up fame more than a decade ago to raise the couple's two sons: 28-year-old Sean and 24-year-old Ty.
"I was in a number one show. I had my own deal. I got to do Broadway. I got to »
In celebration of the comedy legend, who in July died at age 81 due to complications from pneumonia, the episode welcomed a bevy of stars from his previous sitcoms, including Happy Days‘ Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Don Most, Mork & Mindy‘s Pam Dawber, and Laverne & Shirley‘s Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall (who »
Airing Monday on CBS, the special episode will pay tribute to the late Marshall, who died in July at age 81. Marshall developed and executive produced the original Odd Couple, which ran from 1970–75 starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
Marshall’s sister Penny Marshall appears in the episode, which will also Happy Days‘ Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Don Most; Laverne & Shirley‘s Cindy Williams, and Pam Dawber from Mork & Mindy.
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- Aurelie Corinthios
"My brother gave me a life," Penny told her nephew, Scott -- Garry's director son -- who was interviewing her for Et. "It's not many people who have a brother who give them a life. He gave me a life and I appreciate it and I tried to not let him down."
Penny's career was just one of many that Garry launched in his five-decade-long career. As the mastermind behind such beloved TV shows and movies such as Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries (to name just a few!), Garry greatly impacted the careers of stars like Julia Roberts, Robin Williams, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Henry Winkler, Rob Lowe, John Stamos, Scott Baio and Mayim Bialik.
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In the episode, Oscar (Matthew Perry) reconnects with people from his father Walter’s life while preparing to scatter his ashes behind the candy factory his father used to own. Marshall played Walter in an April episode of the series. The guests will come from Marshall’s TV hits, including Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Don Most from “Happy Days,” Cindy Williams from “Laverne & Shirley,” Pam Dawber from “Mork & Mindy” and Marshall’s sister (and famed director) Penny Marshall.
Marshall helped develop and executive produced the first TV iteration of “The Odd Couple” for Paramount TV in 1970 and served as an executive consultant on the remake.
- Oriana Schwindt
Marshall was creator of the original Odd Couple and an executive consultant on the reboot. He died in July at age 81 of complications from pneumonia.
The episode will air Monday, Nov. 7, at 9:30/8:30c. Stars from his previous shows taking part include: Happy Days‘ Marion Ross, Ron Howard, Anson Williams and Don Most; Laverne & Shirley‘s Penny Marshall (who is also Marshall’s sister) and Cindy Williams »
The November 7 episode of CBS’ The Odd Couple will take a look back with a tribute to the original series’ co-creator Garry Marshall, who died in July. The episode will feature actors from his hit TV shows including Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Don Most from Happy Days; Marshall's sister Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley; and Pam Dawber from Mork & Mindy, which made Robin Williams a star. In the 1978-79 season, those series claimed… »
The BBC Three remit aimed to attract 16-34 year olds, Bennett explained at the 2012 Edinburgh International Television Festival. Because The Fades found more love among those with mortgages and middle-age spread than it did with fresh-faced teens and twenty-somethings, it didn’t fulfil that remit.
However much critical acclaim (plaudits from The Guardian, The Telegraph, some website called Den Of Geek) or however many awards (a Bafta for Best Drama, nominations for Best Writer, wins for Best Music and Digital Effects) The Fades received, the kids weren’t down so it had to go. »
9 items from 2016
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