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Release Date:
27 January 1976 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of two single women in the 1950's and '60's. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Laverne & Shirley reruns See more (21 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 95)

Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio (178 episodes, 1976-1983)

Cindy Williams ... Shirley Feeney (159 episodes, 1976-1983)

David L. Lander ... Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman (156 episodes, 1976-1983)

Michael McKean ... Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski / ... (150 episodes, 1976-1983)

Eddie Mekka ... Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa / ... (150 episodes, 1976-1983)

Phil Foster ... Frank DeFazio (149 episodes, 1976-1983)

Betty Garrett ... Edna Babish / ... (97 episodes, 1976-1981)

Leslie Easterbrook ... Rhonda Lee (51 episodes, 1980-1983)
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Series Directed by
Tom Trbovich (36 episodes, 1981-1983)
Joel Zwick (33 episodes, 1978-1980)
Alan Rafkin (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Alan Myerson (12 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ray DeVally Jr. (9 episodes, 1977-1981)
Howard Storm (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
James Burrows (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Tracy (5 episodes, 1980)
Jack Winter (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dennis Klein (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Thomas Lenox (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Penny Marshall (4 episodes, 1979-1981)
Frank Alesia (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Phil Perez (3 episodes, 1981-1983)
Garry Marshall (2 episodes, 1976-1983)
Maurice Bar-David (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Linda McMurray (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gary Menteer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Cindy Williams (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Lowell Ganz (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Garry Marshall (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Mark Rothman (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Shelly Goldstein (17 episodes, 1981-1982)
Judy Pioli (14 episodes, 1977-1983)
Paula A. Roth (13 episodes, 1976-1982)
Jeff Franklin (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Roger Garrett (11 episodes, 1977-1983)
Marc Sotkin (11 episodes, 1977-1983)
Al Aidekman (11 episodes, 1978-1983)
Chris Thompson (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Barry Rubinowitz (8 episodes, 1976-1982)
Deborah Leschin (6 episodes, 1976-1980)
Anthony DiMarco (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
David Ketchum (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
David W. Duclon (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Arthur Silver (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Monica Mcgowan Johnson (4 episodes, 1977-1982)
Jack Lukes (4 episodes, 1980-1983)
Nick LeRose (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jack Winter (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
William Bickley (3 episodes, 1976)
Michael Warren (3 episodes, 1976)
Stephen Nathan (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Paul B. Price (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Cindy Begel (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Lesa Kite (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Bob Perlow (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jill Gordon (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ed Solomon (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Laura Levine (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bo Kaprall (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
David L. Lander (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Michael McKean (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Sand (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Brunner (2 episodes, 1976)
Judy Skelton (2 episodes, 1976)
Babaloo Mandel (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Eric Cohen (2 episodes, 1977)
Phil Foster (2 episodes, 1978-1983)
Kenny Rich (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ruth Bennett (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Charlotte M. Dobbs (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ria Nepus (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Joanne Pagliaro (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Deborah Raznick (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Richard Rosenstock (2 episodes, 1980)
Cheryl Alu (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
Gene Braunstein (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dana Olsen (2 episodes, 1981)
Susan Jane Lindner (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ken Sagoes (2 episodes, 1983)

Series Produced by
Garry Marshall .... executive producer (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Edward K. Milkis .... executive producer (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Thomas L. Miller .... executive producer (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Gary Menteer .... supervising producer / producer (70 episodes, 1979-1982)
Tony Paris .... associate producer (70 episodes, 1980-1983)
Anthony W. Marshall .... producer / supervising producer (65 episodes, 1976-1980)
Nick Abdo .... associate producer / producer (61 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jeffrey Ganz .... associate producer (49 episodes, 1976-1978)
Marc Sotkin .... supervising producer / producer (49 episodes, 1978-1983)
Lowell Ganz .... producer (37 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jeff Franklin .... producer (33 episodes, 1979-1981)
Mark Rothman .... producer (29 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arthur Silver .... producer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Milt Josefsberg .... producer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Marty Nadler .... supervising producer / producer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jeff Melman .... producer (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Chris Thompson .... producer (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
David W. Duclon .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Ron Leavitt .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Phil Mishkin .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ronny Hallin .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1979)
Rich Correll .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1980)

Al Aidekman .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Robert L. Boyett .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Pearl (68 episodes, 1980-1983)
Dan Foliart (25 episodes, 1981-1983)
Jack Hayes (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Charles Fox (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Norton (49 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lester Shorr (38 episodes, 1976-1977)
Edward E. Nugent (24 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert James Kern (43 episodes, 1976-1979)
Daniel P. Hanley (16 episodes, 1980-1982)
Ed Cotter (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Larry Breslow (3 episodes, 1982)
Carl Mahakian (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Casting by
Bobby Hoffman (66 episodes, 1978-1983)
Pat Harris (37 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marsha Kleinman (37 episodes, 1976-1977)
Martha Brown (22 episodes, 1982-1983)

Ronny Hallin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Monty Elliott (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Anthony D. Nealis (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gail Viola (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Dianne Kennedy (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist (142 episodes, 1976-1983)
Shirley Gilbert .... hair stylist (81 episodes, 1976-1979)
Delree F. Todd .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Janis Clark .... hair stylist (20 episodes, 1979-1982)
Carol Mercatoris .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... unit production manager (33 episodes, 1980-1983)
Paul Rapp .... unit production manager (30 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Thomas Lenox .... unit production manager (28 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rusty Meek .... unit production manager (19 episodes, 1978-1980)
Robert James Kern .... post-production supervisor (17 episodes, 1979-1982)
Norm Gray .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda McMurray .... assistant director / first assistant director (54 episodes, 1976-1982)
Jules Lichtman .... first assistant director / second assistant director (27 episodes, 1981-1983)
Sheila Stewart .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Susan Norton .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bruce Solow .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barbara Searles .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1976)
John C. Thomas .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Thomas Lenox .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1976)
Harriette Regan .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Eugene S. Kelley .... construction coordinator (68 episodes, 1976-1979)
Louis Zamora .... labor foreman (14 episodes, 1979-1983)
Margaret Mazzola .... set dressing (4 episodes, 1979)

Erik L. Nelson .... property master (unknown episodes, 1977-1978)
Douglas Forsmith .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Wayne O'Brien .... re-recording mixer: restoration (169 episodes, 1976-1983)
Richard Adams .... sound effects editor (43 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jim Ford .... production mixer (37 episodes, 1980-1983)
Jack A. Finlay .... sound effects editor (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
George D. Dutton .... sound effects editor (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Fred Stafford .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Denis Dutton .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Pike .... special effects technician (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunt double: Penny Marshall (1 episode, 1978)
Leslie Hoffman .... stunt double: Cindy Williams (1 episode, 1978)

Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Armstrong .... assistant camera (59 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Hofstein .... assistant camera / first assistant camera (47 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... camera coordinator (15 episodes, 1976)
Sam Rosen .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1976)
Richard Debolt .... camera & mechanical design (10 episodes, 1976)

Cliff Concialdi .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Henry Minski .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Gerald B. Wolfe .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Ronny Hallin .... casting consultant / casting coordinator (47 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wes Echert .... costumer: men (52 episodes, 1977-1983)
Adrianne Levesque .... costumer: women (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gerry Puhara .... costumer: women (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Justine Brady .... costumer: women (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Karen Kaufman .... costumer: women (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lee Peters .... costumer: women (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gail Viola .... costumer: women (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (150 episodes, 1976-1983)
Ed Cotter .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music / music conductor / ... (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Norman Gimbel .... lyricist: theme music (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Cyndi Grecco .... singer: theme music (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
Chips Swanson .... music editor (144 episodes, 1976-1983)
Frank Comstock .... composer: additional music (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bennett Salvay .... music coordinator (25 episodes, 1981-1983)
Bob Whyley .... score music mixer (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (12 episodes, 1976)
Martin Weiss .... music editor (5 episodes, 1976)
Robert Krueger .... music editor (4 episodes, 1976)
Ike Cole .... musician: Recording artist contributing to the series are (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Fats Domino .... musician: Recording artist contributing to the series are (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Connie Francis .... musician: Recording artist contributing to the series are / musician (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Johnnie Ray .... musician: Recording artist contributing to the series are (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Eddie Mekka .... musician / musician: Recording artist contributing to the series are (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1976)
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Other crew
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor (106 episodes, 1977-1983)
Anthony W. Marshall .... production executive / executive production consultant (65 episodes, 1978-1983)
Lowell Ganz .... executive script consultant / creative consultant / ... (61 episodes, 1976-1978)
Judy Pioli .... story editor / script consultant / ... (56 episodes, 1977-1983)
Phil Perez .... technical coordinator / technical director (46 episodes, 1978-1983)
Mark Rothman .... executive script consultant / creative consultant / ... (43 episodes, 1976-1979)
Al Aidekman .... executive script consultant / story editor (36 episodes, 1980-1983)
Paula A. Roth .... story editor / executive story editor / ... (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chris Thompson .... story editor / executive script consultant (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
Roger Garrett .... executive story consultant / executive story editor (33 episodes, 1979-1983)
Marc Sotkin .... story editor / executive script consultant (30 episodes, 1977-1979)
David W. Duclon .... executive story consultant / executive script consultant / ... (29 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... technical coordinator (27 episodes, 1976-1978)
Arthur Silver .... executive story consultant / story editor (26 episodes, 1976-1978)
Milt Josefsberg .... executive consultant (25 episodes, 1981-1983)
Susan Jane Lindner .... story editor (23 episodes, 1977-1983)
Bo Kaprall .... story editor (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Sand .... story editor (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jill Gordon .... story editor (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Deborah Leschin .... executive story editor (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jeff Franklin .... executive story consultant / executive script consultant / ... (18 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert L. Boyett .... creative consultant (15 episodes, 1979-1981)
Marty Nadler .... story editor / executive script consultant / ... (13 episodes, 1976-1981)
Frank Alesia .... executive consultant (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Brunner .... executive story consultant (7 episodes, 1976)
Anthony DiMarco .... executive story consultant (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
David Ketchum .... executive story consultant (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Harvey Miller .... executive consultant (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ron Leavitt .... executive script consultant (5 episodes, 1980)
Richard Rosenstock .... executive story editor / executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1980)
Susan Seeger .... story editor (5 episodes, 1980)
Barry Rubinowitz .... consultant (4 episodes, 1979)
Ronny Hallin .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to the executive producer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tony Paris .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Gary H. Miller .... consultant (3 episodes, 1979)
Wally Dalton .... script consultant (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Laurie Gelman .... story editor / executive story editor (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dana Olsen .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
James Cranna .... story editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Jordan Tabat .... intern (2 episodes, 1977)
Ruth Bennett .... story editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Joanne Pagliaro .... story editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Terry Hart .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1981-1982)

David L. Lander .... original consultant (unknown episodes)
Michael McKean .... original consultant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Laverne & Shirley & Company" - USA (syndication title)
"Laverne & Shirley & Friends" - USA (syndication title)
"Laverne DeFazio & Shirley Feeney" - USA (first season title)
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Runtime:
30 min (178 episodes)
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Language:
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Penny Marshall worked the milk and Pepsi joke in based on her own life because as a child her mother would fill the same cup with milk as later with Pepsi and often wouldn't rinse out the cup or even wait until it was empty.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The show was originally set in Milwaukee, famed for its brewing history. The title characters were bottlecappers in the fictional Schotz Brewery, so they are shown working along a brewery's bottling line during the opening titles. However, this sequence was obviously shot in an Anheuser-Busch facility, as the bottles shown streaming along the conveyor are the iconic 'teardrop' bottles used for Michelob beer in the 1970s. Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis-based maker of Budweiser, never had a facility in Milwaukee.See more »
Quotes:
Laverne De Fazio:Ahhhh! I just said bet your buns to a nun!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Laverne & Shirley reruns, 18 June 2007
Author: agowin-1 from United States

I wish they would put Laverne & Shirley reruns back on in the evening time- like around 7 or 8 pm-- I need a little Nostalgia in my evening time. Thank you so much-I love Laverne & Shirley.I watched this show with my family all the time - tried to not miss any episodes,it made ya for get the bad day,and let you think back on the good ol' days,the show had style,and respect,honesty, it had a lot of class i always thought anyway.I guess I could go and get the series on DVD but most of the time there isn't much to watch on TV.,but I don't know having it just come on your TV like it used to is a lot better than popping in a DVD.Silly huh---I have some TV programs on DVD set but I never play them -maybe I'm lazy-oh well so please think about putting back on the reruns of Leverne and Shirley--Thank you.

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