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Actor David Lander, who played ‘Squiggy’ on Laverne and Shirley, dead at 73

Actor David Lander, best known as Squiggy in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed.

He was 73.

Lander died of multiple sclerosis, a condition he had battled for 37 years.

The actor was best known for playing the role of Squiggy in the Happy Days spinoff following the lives of two young female friends in 1950s and ‘60s America.

Lander featured in the show from 1976 to 1983, alongside Michael McKean who played his on-screen friend Lenny, and the show’s stars Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams.

The characters Lenny and Squiggy were developed by McKean and Lander while they were students at Carnegie Mellon University.

Actor David Lander, best known as Squiggy in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. Credit: Supplied

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