Happy Days: Henry Winkler meets the Bronze Fonz in Milwaukee
Happy Days are here again.
Henry Winkler, as TV fans will remember, brought to life the iconic role of Arthur Fonzarelli, a.k.a. “The Fonz,” in the 1970s sitcom Happy Days. Tuesday, Winkler stopped by the “Bronze Fonz” statue in Milwaukee, where the classic series was set.
“Oh yes, I visit [it] when I’m in Milwaukee,” Winkler wrote, cheesing with his bronze doppelgänger.
The statue, made by artist Gerald P. Sawyer, resides on the Milwaukee riverwalk downtown. Fan donations funded the bronze statue, which was unveiled in 2008.
Happy Days was created by the late Garry Marshall and followed a group of teenagers in 1950s Milwaukee. Winkler played the fan-favorite character – better known as Fonzie, or simply, the Fonz – during the show’s entire 11-season run from 1974 to 1984. The series also starred Ron Howard, Scott Baio, and Al Molinaro, who died last October.