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Exclusive Portrait: Happy Days Again With Henry Winkler, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams

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CHICAGO – A significant reunion took play at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show last weekend as three of the main characters from two great sitcoms from the 1970s reunited for a class picture. Henry Winkler of “Happy Days,” plus Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams of “Laverne & Shirley” were there.

“Laverne & Shirley” was actually a spin-off of “Happy Days,” both created and produced by Garry Marshall, Penny’s brother. Henry Winkler as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli started as a background character on “Happy Days,” and then broke out to be a phenomenon during the era of the show. He contnues to do character roles for shows such as “Arrested Development” and “Children’s Hospital.” Penny Marshall went on to direct classic and popular films, including “Big,” “Awakenings,” and “A League of Their Own.” Cindy Williams continues to do stage and screen roles.

Photographer Joe Arce captured this Exclusive Portrait, a rare group photo of the former cast mates, on October 2nd at the Hollywood Celebrities and Memorabilia Show.

Penny Marshall, Henry Winkler and Cindy Williams in Chicago, October 2nd, 2011
Penny Marshall, Henry Winkler and Cindy Williams in Chicago, October 2nd, 2011
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

The next “Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show” in Chicago will be in March of 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2011 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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