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Henry Winkler Interview: Latest Book Reflects on Family, Fishing, Photography and Dyslexia

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Henry Winkler

Henry Franklin Winkler is best known for the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (Fonzie, The Fonz or Fonz) in the iconic ABC series Happy Days which originally aired from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984. Set in the Midwestern city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the series revolved around teenager Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard) and his parents, Howard (Tom Bosley) and Marion (Marion Ross); younger sister Joanie (Erin Moran) and Fonzie, the leather-clad mechanic and suave ladies man. Winkler began as a minor character in the show’s beginning but achieved top billing by the time Happy Days ended. “I’ll tell you […]