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Laverne & Shirley get stars on Walk of Fame

Marshall, Williams unveil tribute on Hollywood Blvd.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams of the old “Laverne & Shirley” TV show claimed stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

Marshall, 61, and Williams, who turns 57 this month, starred in the 1976 hit comedy about two single, working women in late 1950s Milwaukee.

Their sidewalk stars were unveiled on Hollywood Boulevard.

“I always thought I was a door mat — I let people walk on me,” Marshall said. “Now I’m a piece of cement. It’s harder, but it’s got a star on it.”

“We never got any Emmys, so this is great,” she said.

Williams thanked her family and friends and said receiving a star was like living a dream.

“I would not be standing here today were it not for one person, and that person I share this day and night with is Miss Penny Marshall,” Williams said.

A handful of celebrities attended the ceremony, including Marshall’s brother, Garry, who created “Laverne & Shirley,” and former “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler.

The actresses played Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, who were originally cast as fast girls who dated the characters Fonzie and Richie Cunningham on “Happy Days” before starring in its spinoff.

Both “Laverne & Shirley” and “Happy Days” are debuting on DVD this month.

Marshall is now a producer and director whose films include “Big” and “A League of Their Own.”

Williams co-produced “Father of the Bride” and its sequel, and has recently appeared on television shows such as “Law & Order” and “Seventh Heaven.”