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David Lander (Squiggy) died

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Just found out that David Lander who made Squiggy popular on Laverne &

Shirley passed away Friday.

 

He was 73 years old. MS believed to be cause of death.

 

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Re: David Lander (Squiggy) died

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"Hello!"  (His signature entrance)

 

 

RIP Squiggy

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Re: David Lander (Squiggy) died

Yes, he had MS for long time. still see him most days on L and S on LOGO every afternoon, RIP. 

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Re: David Lander (Squiggy) died

Oh, I am so sad to hear this.  I watch Laverne and Shirley every day (seen each episode more times than I can count but still love this show).  He was so great in that show.  May he RIP.

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Re: David Lander (Squiggy) died

Sorry to read this.  I know he had dealt with MS for a while.  

 

This was on the MLB site of all places.  Did not know much about him, but looks like he was a real baseball fan.

 

While Lander was best known for playing Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” he also scouted for the Angels and Mariners, briefly owned a Minor League team and had a role as a broadcaster in the 1992 baseball film “A League of Their Own.”

 

Now he can hang with Penny Marshall again.  RIP.

 

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Re: David Lander (Squiggy) died

Interestingly, he was on a rerun of the tv show, Barney Miller, tonight. 

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Re: David Lander (Squiggy) died

I am sorry to hear this sad news.  I enjoyed his character Squiggy on Laverne and Shirley and I loved him as the announcer in A League of Their Own, one of my favorite baseball movies.  

 

He gave us laughter and that is a gift we all need.   May he be at peace with God.