June 9, 2010 |
Henry Winkler felt lost when he hung up his iconic leather jacket in 1984 after playing the super cool Fonzie for 11 seasons on ABC's nostalgic sitcom "Happy Days." "I didn't know what to do any more," admits the 64-year-old actor, producer, director and children's book writer. "I didn't have the drive that got me 'Happy Days' and gave me the ability to do it for 10 years. I don't know why. But I was rudderless at the time, which is psychically painful." So while he was finding his acting rudder, he produced such TV shows as "MacGyver" and "Mr. Sunshine" and directed such films as 1988's "Memories of Me," starring Billy Crystal.
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February 14, 2008 |
In a cameo courtroom appearance, actor Henry Winkler told jurors Wednesday that his friend John Ritter seemed in top form on the set of his television show Sept. 11, 2003, the day he died. By that afternoon, however, Winkler said, he had noticed that Ritter "was sweating. He said, 'You know, I really need to get some water.' That was the last time I saw him."
December 17, 2007 |
WOKING, England -- Starsky and the Fonz are having the time of their lives being hissed and booed every night by hundreds of screaming children. The Hollywood stars of 1970s TV series are reveling in their roles for pantomime, a rumbustious British theatrical tradition. In the run-up to Christmas every year, theaters across Britain are packed with kids, often enjoying classic fairy tales given slapstick treatment. Pantomime is all about joining in. Everyone shouts "Look out behind you!"
April 16, 2006
The actor, director and producer stars in the CBS comedy "Out of Practice." In Montana, near West Yellowstone, there's a lodge called Firehole. I go with my wife, and we fly-fish for trout. I think it holds 22 people at once. The chef's name is Bruno, and he's from France -- and that's all you need to know about dinner. When they call it the Big Sky, that's no joke. I take pictures every time I go, and I'm shocked every time at the enormousness, the gorgeousness and the tranquillity.
November 25, 2005 |
Believers in karma might say that Henry Winkler's midlife rewards are a payback for emerging from a difficult childhood as a very nice person. At 60, he has a key role in "Out of Practice," the sly new CBS sitcom that's been one of the few freshman shows to break the top 20; he also co-authors a series of critically acclaimed comic novels for schoolkids based on his experiences growing up.