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"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1976-1983

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Laverne & Shirley: Season 8: Episode 21 -- Laverne and her friends do some hectic campaigning when Frank decides to run against an unscrupulous man for the post of city councilman.
Laverne & Shirley: Season 8: Episode 19 -- Squiggy’s sultry and bizarre sister falls for Carmine on her visit.
Laverne & Shirley: Season 8: Episode 13 -- Laverne pretends to be with-child to help her pregnant friend win a contest.
Laverne & Shirley: Season 8: Episode 11 -- Laverne visits a convent where the nuns have taken a vow of silence.
Laverne & Shirley: Season 8: Episode 4 -- Laverne experiments with an anti-gravity suit at the factory.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
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 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Good show until it moved the locale to California See more (20 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 94)

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 / ... (149 episodes, 1976-1983)

Phil Foster ... Frank DeFazio (146 episodes, 1976-1983)

Betty Garrett ... Edna Babish / ... (96 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)
Barry Rubinowitz (9 episodes, 1976-1982)
Chris Thompson (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Deborah Leschin (6 episodes, 1976-1980)
David W. Duclon (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Anthony DiMarco (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
David Ketchum (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
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)
Marc Sotkin .... supervising producer / producer (49 episodes, 1978-1983)
Jeffrey Ganz .... associate producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Lowell Ganz .... producer (38 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jeff Franklin .... producer (33 episodes, 1979-1981)
Mark Rothman .... producer (30 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)
Richard Correll .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1980)

Al Aidekman .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Robert L. Boyett .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Pearl (69 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 (47 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lester Shorr (38 episodes, 1976-1977)
Edward E. Nugent (25 episodes, 1979-1983)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert James Kern (43 episodes, 1976-1979)
Daniel P. Hanley (15 episodes, 1980-1982)
Ed Cotter (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carl Mahakian (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Larry Breslow (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Casting by
Bobby Hoffman (65 episodes, 1978-1983)
Pat Harris (37 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marsha Kleinman (37 episodes, 1976-1977)
Michael 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 (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist (141 episodes, 1976-1983)
Shirley Gilbert .... hair stylist (84 episodes, 1976-1979)
Delree F. Todd .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Janis Clark .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1979-1982)
Carol Mercatoris .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1979)
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... unit production manager (32 episodes, 1980-1983)
Paul Rapp .... unit production manager (31 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Thomas Lenox .... unit production manager (28 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rusty Meek .... unit production manager (17 episodes, 1978-1980)
Robert James Kern .... post-production supervisor (16 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 (51 episodes, 1976-1982)
Jules Lichtman .... first assistant director / second assistant director (26 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 Thomas Lenox .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1976)
John C. Thomas .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1979)
Harriette Regan .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Eugene S. Kelley .... construction coordinator (71 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 (177 episodes, 1976-1983)
Richard Adams .... sound effects editor (42 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jim Ford .... production mixer (36 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 (3 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 (62 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Hofstein .... assistant camera / first assistant camera (50 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 (45 episodes, 1979-1983)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wes Echert .... costumer: men (49 episodes, 1977-1983)
Adrianne Levesque .... costumer: women (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gerry Puhara .... costumer: women (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Justine Brady .... costumer: women (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Karen Kaufman .... costumer: women (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lee Peters .... costumer: women (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gail Viola .... costumer: women (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (156 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 (26 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 (105 episodes, 1977-1983)
Anthony W. Marshall .... production executive / executive production consultant (65 episodes, 1978-1983)
Lowell Ganz .... executive script consultant / creative consultant / ... (62 episodes, 1976-1978)
Judy Pioli .... story editor / script consultant / ... (55 episodes, 1977-1983)
Phil Perez .... technical coordinator / technical director (44 episodes, 1978-1983)
Mark Rothman .... executive script consultant / creative consultant / ... (43 episodes, 1976-1979)
Al Aidekman .... executive script consultant / story editor (35 episodes, 1980-1983)
Paula A. Roth .... story editor / executive story editor / ... (33 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chris Thompson .... story editor / executive script consultant (33 episodes, 1977-1979)
Roger Garrett .... executive story consultant / executive story editor (33 episodes, 1979-1983)
David W. Duclon .... executive story consultant / executive script consultant / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marc Sotkin .... story editor / executive script consultant (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... technical coordinator (26 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 / ... (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert L. Boyett .... creative consultant (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
Marty Nadler .... story editor / executive script consultant (12 episodes, 1976-1981)
Frank Alesia .... executive consultant (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Brunner .... executive story consultant (7 episodes, 1976)
Anthony DiMarco .... executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
David Ketchum .... executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
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)
Harvey Miller .... executive consultant (4 episodes, 1979)
Barry Rubinowitz .... consultant (4 episodes, 1979)
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)
Ronny Hallin .... assistant to executive producer (2 episodes, 1977)
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)
Country:
Language:
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shirley's middle name was Wilhemina, after her dead grandmother.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final three seasons, when Laverne and Shirley move to California, the exterior apartment house shots do not match the set's floor plan- specifically the bedroom and kitchen. The outside shows the bedroom is above the living room, but inside it is in the direction of stage right. The kitchen extends beyond the living room, stage left, and from the outside it just shows that the building ends at the living room.See more »
Quotes:
Shirley Feeney:Laverne, I'm telling you, flying is safer than driving! Nobody has ever crashed into a cloud!
Laverne De Fazio:Yeah well nobody ever fell 40,000 feet from a DeSoto either.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Law & Order: Bounty (#14.2)" (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Making Our Dreams Come TrueSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good show until it moved the locale to California, 9 December 2001
Author: SkippyDevereaux from Parkersburg, West Virginia

When this show started out, it was hilarious and stayed that way for many years, but when the show moved to setting to California, it lost that special magic that it had. Also, what hurt the show is when Cindy Williams left the show--it just was not funny with Penny Marshall trying to carry the show alone. Phil Foster was one of, if not the worst, actor ever on a regular television show. He talked as he had a mouthful of mush!! Whoever said that he was funny or could even act?? Heck, anyone can act like him--all you have to do is say "What, Who, Where" in a loud voice with your tongue hanging out of your mouth!! There!! You have just done an inpersonation of Frank De Fazio--lol

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