Happy Days as Milwaukee Bronzes Fonz

Sitcom's cast turns out to see icon of cool achieve immortality
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2008 5:45 PM CDT
Henry Winkler famous "Happy Days" character was immortalized today in Milwaukee with a bronze statue.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – More than 500 people showed up today to celebrate the addition of Milwaukee’s newest landmark, a 5-foot-6 bronze statue of Happy Days character the Fonz, the Journal Sentinel reports. Most of the cast of the 1970s TV hit showed up for the event, presided over by comedian John McGivern. "It's a perfect symbol of optimism," he said of the statue’s pose. "The most famous thumbs-up in the world."