'Happy Days' Cast Reunites 35 Years After Finale

Johnny Lopez
November 15, 2019 - 8:48 am

“Happy Days” are here again!

The cast of the hit sitcom from the ‘70s and ‘80s reunited to pay tribute to the show’s late creator Garry Marshall, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Director Ron Howard, who played Richie Cunningham, shared a snap alongside his TV mom Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham), Henry Winkler (Fonzie), Donny Most (Ralph Malph) and Anson Williams (Potsie).

“Backstage before an event honoring #GarryMarshal to support his theater in #Toluca Lake,” the Oscar winner captioned the pic.

Tom Bosley, who played Howard Cunningham, passed away in 2010, while Erin Moran, who portrayed Joanie Cunningham, died in 2017.

The former castmates reminisced about their time on the iconic series, which depicted an idolized version of life in the 1950s and 1960s.

“You never saw two guys who filled the top spot so beautifully [than Howard and Winkler],” Ross, 91, said. “I’m proud to be their mother.”

While Howard, who credits Marshall with helping him transition from an actor to a director, was extra reflective about their combined history.

“You can’t take these things for granted,” the 65-year-old added. “We’re here in Garry’s name and yet I’m experiencing a connecting of the dots of an entire story.”

After premiering in 1974, “Happy Days” aired 255 episodes over 11 seasons before singing off in 1984.

The series helped launch several popular spin-off shows including “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy,” as well as the short-lived series “Joanie Loves Chachi.”

After creating “Happy Days,” Marshall went on to director blockbuster films like “Pretty Woman,” “Beaches,” “Runaway Bride” and “Princess Diaries.”

He passed away in 2016 after suffering a stroke at the age of 81.

A documentary about his life is currently in the works.

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