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Nov 12, 2021 5:10 PM CST
Ron Howard Felt Disrespect on
Sitcom star says executives changed toward him when 'Fonzie' became a hit
began its 11-year run in 1974, Ron Howard said, his "Richie Cunningham character was the undeniable lead of the show." Then Fonzie caught on. Henry Winkler's character elbowed Howard's to the side on the sitcom and elsewhere. "When we would go out...
Oct 22, 2020 6:04 PM CDT
Chachi Doesn't Like This
Scott Baio slams fellow cast members for online show to benefit Democrats
- The Fonz will be there. So will Richie, Potsie, Ralph, and Mrs. C. Chachi, though, will be noticeably absent from an upcoming
reunion, and it's all about politics. As
reports, some of the big names from the old sitcom are getting together on Sunday for...
Gets Her Due
in case you missed it
Jul 18, 2020 7:00 AM CDT
'Leather Tuscadero' Gets Her Due
Documentary pays tribute to pioneering female rocker Suzi Quatro
- She's a pioneering female rocker from Detroit named Suzi Quatro who gained a worldwide following in the 1970s with a string of hits like "Can the Can." Quatro's name, however, is recognized more outside the US than in her native country. In fact, she is perhaps...
Apr 25, 2017 10:46 AM CDT
Scott Baio Explains 'Joanie' Comments After Backlash
He suggested death of former 'Happy Days' co-star was due to drugs
- Scott Baio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former
Joanie Loves Chachi
co-star Erin Moran may have been due to substance abuse problems. Authorities in Indiana said Monday that Moran likely died from cancer at her home on Saturday...
Apr 24, 2017 5:45 AM CDT
Mystery Surrounds Death of
Former child stars reached out to her in last week of life
- Fans and former
co-stars are mourning Erin Moran, who was found dead in southern Indiana on Saturday. The AP reports that no cause of death has been determined for the 56-year-old former child star, and an autopsy is pending. The Harrison County Sheriff's Office says emergency workers...
Garry Marshall Dies
Jul 20, 2016 1:57 AM CDT
Creator Garry Marshall Dies
'Pretty Woman' director had '70s sitcom empire
- Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included
Laverne & Shirley
and the box-office successes
, has died, the AP reports. He was 81. Marshall died Tuesday at a hospital in Burbank,...
' 'Big Al' Dies
Oct 31, 2015 10:21 AM CDT
' 'Big Al' Dies
Al Molinaro was 96
- Sad new for
fans: Al Molinaro, best known for playing drive-in owner "Big Al" Delvecchio, has died in a California hospital from a gallstone infection, reports the
, his hometown paper. He was 96. Molinaro, whose character took over the drive-in from Pat Morita's character,...
TV Debut: 'He
Was a Miracle'
Aug 12, 2014 10:45 AM CDT
'Fonzie' Recalls Robin Williams' TV Debut: 'He Was a Miracle'
Before 'Mork & Mindy' came a cameo on 'Happy Days'
- Robin Williams fans know that the TV show
Mork & Mindy
launched him to national fame. But bigger fans know that he first played his alien character in an episode of
. Last night, Henry "the Fonz" Winkler told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC that it was clear from...
83% Don't Know
What 'Jumped the
CBS/vanity fair poll
Oct 31, 2011 2:39 PM CDT
83% Don't Know What 'Jumped the Shark' Means
And 43% want Hillary for VP
- The latest
poll offers readers a new batch of quirky questions, including whether they’re familiar with the
-inspired phrase “jumped the shark.” Some 83% of respondents didn’t know it meant a show was past its prime. Among other interesting stats:
May 30, 2011 4:30 AM CDT
Big Bird's a Pinko, Charges Writer
Leftist agenda infuses primetime, complains author Ben Shapiro
- Red alert! Big Bird is part of a plot by Hollywood liberals to poison children and adult minds with "pinko" ideology. That's the claim maxi-conservative author Ben Shapiro argues in his new book. And it's not just
and reruns of shows including
Dead at 83
Oct 19, 2010 1:16 PM CDT
' Tom Bosley Dead at 83
He played beloved TV dad Howard Cunningham
- A sad week for iconic TV parents. Tom Bosley—Mr. C from
—has died of heart failure at age 83. He had been suffering from lung cancer.
ranked Bosley's Howard Cunningham character No. 9 on its list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All...
Opie, Andy, Fonzie
Oct 24, 2008 3:08 AM CDT
Opie, Andy, Fonzie Endorse Obama
Howard ignites blast from the past in bid to rocket Obama to White House
- Ron Howard has taken a trip down TV memory lane to stump for Barack Obama, reports the
. In a serious-humorous video posted on Funny or Die, Howard reprises his role as Opie alongside TV pop Sheriff Andy Griffith—who tells Opie he could someday grow up to vote...
as Milwaukee Bronzes Fonz
Aug 19, 2008 5:45 PM CDT
Happy Days as Milwaukee Bronzes Fonz
Sitcom's cast turns out to see icon of cool achieve immortality
- More than 500 people showed up today to celebrate the addition of Milwaukee’s newest landmark, a 5-foot-6 bronze statue of
character the Fonz, the
reports. Most of the cast of the 1970s TV hit showed up for the event, presided over by comedian John McGivern....
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