The Penny Marshall celebrity vinyl doll depicts her in her best known television roll as Laverne De Fazio from the #1 rated television sitcom Laverne & Shirley. In 1977 Mego manufactured dolls at the same time for the characters Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), Andrew “Squiggy” Squiggman (David Lander), and Lenny Kosnowski (Michael McKean). The Laverne doll was sold on its own as well as in a set with Shirley. Her sweater has the infamous embroidered L.
Laverne & Shirley ran on ABC from 1976-1983 and the dolls characters were licensed from Paramount Pictures Corporation.