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20th January 2015

Fact: Former Happy Days star Don Most is set to become one of the big attractions at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this year (15) - the flame-haired actor will stage An Evening With Don Most: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin & Dean Martin at the Filmmaker's Lounge in Park City on Friday (23Jan15). Sundance begins on Thursday (22Jan15).

6th November 2014

Quote: "He was so committed to his craft, so caring, so selfless... This guy was just, like, incredible... He never complained, not egotistical; all these other actors came to him for advice... He just was worldly, he had that it factor in life." Happy Days star Anson Williams knew Brad Pitt was going to be a huge star after directing him in Tv show Glory Days. Pitt screen tested for a role in Thelma & Louise after wrapping the Tv show.

28th March 2014

Fact: Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to be honoured with the inaugural Achievement in Television Excellence Award at the upcoming ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas in June (14).

9th January 2014

Fact: Happy Days creator Garry Marshall is set to receive the 2014 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement from the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw). The writer, producer and director will be recognised for his career success at the annual Los Angeles ceremony on 1 February (14). He joins actor/director Paul Mazursky among the Wgaw honourees - the Tonto filmmaker will pick up the Screen Laurel Award at the event.

19th September 2013

Fact: Former Happy Days star Henry Winkler's literary career has been given a big boost - his children's book franchise, Hank Zipzer: The Worlds' Greatest Underachiever, is to be turned into a Bbc series. Winkler, who based the tales on his experiences growing up with dyslexia, will star in the show, which is set to air in Britain next year (14). The actor/author will play a teacher called Mr. Rock in the 13-part series.

15th August 2011

Quote: "I always put back whatever I catch. I don't even eat a trout in a restaurant. Look how beautiful they are! And you'll notice there's a rainbow going right down the centre of it." Former Happy Days star Henry Winkler refuses to feast on the colourful fish.

24th February 2011

Quote: "If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I'm coming back as Bruce Springsteen." Happy Days star Henry Winkler wants to come back as his rock hero.

22nd November 2010

Fact: Former Happy Days star Henry Winkler played proud grandfather when he appeared on news show Access Hollywood Live on Monday morning (22Nov10) - he offered up footage of his granddaughter India's first steps, which he'd downloaded to his iPhone, and the sweet clip was beamed across America live.

1st December 2009

Quote: "The producer of GREASE came on the set of Happy Days and said, 'Would you play Danny?' I said, 'No thank you.' So I went home and had a soda. John Travolta did the part - he went home and bought a plane. I now know never to say no again." Henry Winkler laughs about turning down the lead role in Grease.

7th October 2009

Quote: "I will meet a little kid who is, like, 11. I say, 'Do you know that I am SpongeBob SquarePants’ grandma?' They will turn around shaking all over and show me their SpongeBob underwear. Isn’t that something?" Happy Days star Marion Ross loves playing SpongeBob's grandmother.

19th August 2008

Fact: Happy Days star Henry Winkler has been immortalised in statue form. A life-size figure, which depicts the actor as his beloved TV character The Fonz, was unveiled on Tuesday (19Aug08) in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin at a ceremony attended by Winkler and some of his Happy Days co-stars. The show was set in the city.

28th May 2008

Fact: A bronze statue of actor Henry Winkler's Happy Days character ARTHUR 'FONZIE' FONZARELLI will be erected in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 19 August (08).

20th March 2008

Fact: Former Happy Days star Henry Winkler hosted Oscar-winning pal Marlee Matlin's 1993 wedding to police detective KEVIN GRANDALSKI.

28th February 2008

Fact: Morgan Freeman and former Happy Days star Henry Winkler once played fast-food diner kitchen co-workers in a cranberry juice TV commercial at the beginning of their careers.

9th January 2008

Quote: "I can't tell you that. I legally can't tell you because of the show. They want to be the ones to tell you. I'll give you a hint - it starts with a 'B'." Former Happy Days star Scott Baio is contractually forbidden by the producers of his U.S. TV show SCOTT BAIO IS 46... AND PREGNANT to reveal the name of his two-month-old daughter.

9th January 2007

Quote: "Wanna know what else Fonzie taught me? Do not snap your fingers at women. It might work on television but in the real world? Oh, they do not like it." Actor Henry Winkler shares lessons learned playing ARTHUR 'FONZIE' FONZARELLI in hit TV sitcom Happy Days.

23rd July 2006

Quote: "I went home and I got the DVD of Happy Days from the first season and I saw the whole thing and it's amazing. I love it. Now I'm, like, shy around my godfather, who's Henry Winkler (THE FONZ)." Ron Howard's daughter Bryce Dallas Howard on checking her father's Happy Days TV series recently.

24th January 2006

Fact: <p>THE VILLAGE star Bryce Dallas Howard's godfather is actor Henry Winkler, who co-starred with her father, Ron Howard, on Happy Days. </p>

8th September 2005

Fact: <p>Happy Days are here again on the set of hit comedy ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - SCOTT BAIO will replace former sitcom co-star Henry Winkler on the show, which is narrated by another ex-Happy Days regular Ron Howard. </p>

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