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Henry Winkler

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Born in Manhattan, NY in 1945, Henry Winkler rose to fame as television's "The Fonz" on the 1970's sitcom, Happy Days. In 1970, Winkler graduated from the Yale School of Drama and went on to act in various commercials before being cast as Arthur Fonzarelli. After Happy Days, Winkler went on to vis mere produce and direct various television shows, as well as continue acting in co-starring roles in movies such as "Scream" and "The Waterboy". Along with his acting and directing career, Henry Winkler is a children's advocate who helped to found the Children's Action Network which helps to provide immunization to children at no charge. He is also involved with several other children's charities and began writing the Hank Zipzer series in 2003 which centers around an adventurous boy with dyslexia. vis mindre

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Værker af Henry Winkler

Niagara Falls, or Does It? (2000) 1,098 eksemplarer
Day of the Iguana (2001) 765 eksemplarer
I Got a "D" in Salami (2003) 625 eksemplarer
Holy Enchilada! (2004) 559 eksemplarer
The Zippety Zinger (2003) 471 eksemplarer
The Night I Flunked My Field Trip (2004) 401 eksemplarer
My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard (2005) 338 eksemplarer
Zero to Hero (2012) 317 eksemplarer
My Dog's a Scaredy-Cat (2006) 306 eksemplarer
Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond (2023) — Forfatter — 243 eksemplarer
Bookmarks Are People Too! (2014) 225 eksemplarer
A Tale of Two Tails (2008) 171 eksemplarer
A Brand-New Me! (1900) 170 eksemplarer
A Short Tale about a Long Dog (2014) 160 eksemplarer
Mind If I Read Your Mind? (2012) 150 eksemplarer
Young Sherlock Holmes [1985 film] (1985) — Producer — 100 eksemplarer
Stop That Frog! (2014) 97 eksemplarer
Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards (2015) 74 eksemplarer
There's a Zombie in My Bathtub (2015) 63 eksemplarer
How to Hug an Elephant (2015) 56 eksemplarer
The Soggy, Foggy Campout (2016) 44 eksemplarer
Everybody Is Somebody (2019) 42 eksemplarer
Family Favorites: 10 Movie Collection [DVD] — Instruktør — 37 eksemplarer
Robot on the Loose (2018) 32 eksemplarer
Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench! (2017) 28 eksemplarer
Hank Zipzer Collection (2005) 25 eksemplarer
Cop and a Half [1983 film] (2013) — Instruktør — 18 eksemplarer
Hank Zipzer Collection 10 Book Set (2012) 15 eksemplarer
The Hank Zipzer Collection (2019) 13 eksemplarer
My Book of Pickles…Oops, I Mean Lists (2014) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
A Smoky Mountain Christmas [1986 TV movie] (2012) — Instruktør — 5 eksemplarer
The One and Only [1978 film] — Actor — 5 eksemplarer
Memories of Me (2003) — Instruktør — 3 eksemplarer
Here’s Hank Book Series 1-12 (2019) 1 eksemplar
All In The Family 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Holes [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 292 eksemplarer
Click [DVD] (Director Unknown) (2006) — Actor — 248 eksemplarer
Arrested Development: Season 1 (2003) — Actor — 222 eksemplarer
The Waterboy [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 166 eksemplarer
Scoob! [2020 film] — Actor, nogle udgaver79 eksemplarer
Night Shift [1982 film] (1982) — Actor — 77 eksemplarer
Here Comes the Boom [2012 film] (2014) — Actor — 76 eksemplarer
The French Dispatch [2021 film] (2021) — Actor — 68 eksemplarer
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year [2008 TV movie] (2008) — Actor — 34 eksemplarer
An American Christmas Carol [1979 TV movie] (1995) — Actor — 31 eksemplarer

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[3.5] The question gently gnawed at me as I debated whether I should put a hold on “Being Henry:” Would the life story of the man who created TV’s beloved Fonzie be worth a week-long reading commitment? Having never been a big fan of “The Fonz” or (don't hate me) "Happy Days," I almost passed on Winkler’s memoir due to the “too many books, too little time” conundrum. In general, I’m glad I read this candid and entertaining autobiography. Winkler candidly addresses his lifelong struggle with dyslexia. He also recounts — sometimes with unsettling hostility — his tumultuous relationship with his parents who were German immigrants. The book is sprinkled with Hollywood-based “fun facts,” including Winkler’s role in the evolution of the phrase “jumping the shark.” My mediocre rating is based on the fact “Being Henry” doesn’t serve up as many enlightening life-lessons as some memoirs. When I finish an autobiography, I like to feel as if I've explored numerous insights that can catalysts for personal growth or enlightenment. Much of the book deals with Winkler’s insecurities that the world never stopped viewing him as The Fonz and his professional pursuits aimed at shattering this typecasting. Still, he acknowledges that he “never lost sight of what the character gave me.” The takeaway from this book: “keep working.”… (mere)
brianinbuffalo | 28 andre anmeldelser | Apr 21, 2024 |
Who doesn't love Henry? I had to read this. Henry is so humble and appreciative of life. His story is very interesting and I love memoirs for the sheer fact that no one's life is easy and for this gentle man to go through his trials and end up ... well where I want to hug him for staying true to who he is. Sigh.
whybehave2002 | 28 andre anmeldelser | Apr 20, 2024 |
Road trip audiobook!

The portrayer of the coolest man to ever live takes us on a tour through his life as an actor provides an in-depth examination of all his anxieties and neuroses and his struggle with dyslexia.

I would have liked a little more time spent on the shows Winkler has worked on over the years, but he still makes for a chatty and amusing traveling companion. This book pairs well with Ron Howard's recent memoir, The Boys, offering an interesting contrast with the narrators' very different personalities and the similar but diverging paths they followed after being part of a pop-culture phenomenon.… (mere)
villemezbrown | 28 andre anmeldelser | Apr 9, 2024 |
Easy to read autobiography by the Fonz (Henry Winkler). It is difficult for an actor, especially one as insecure as Winkler seems to be, to be associated with a life changing role early in their career. After that role ends, the actor is typecast and it is difficult to get other roles. Winkler goes through his childhood being told he is stupid by both his parents and teachers, only to find out decades later that he has dyslexia. He does get into the Yale School of Drama and graduates even though learning a script is extremely difficult. Eventually he lands the life changing role of the Fonz on Happy Days which makes him famous worldwide. This creates tensions on the show since Ron Howard was the intended star. Winkler is able to maintain a friendship with Howard and other cast members as the craze for the Fonz becomes so overwhelming that the network wants to change the name of the show to Fonzie's Happy Days. Luckily Winkler talked them out of that decision. He seems like a reasonable guy who wants what is best for the total production. He discusses meeting his wife and her stepson, their eventual marriage and children. Throughout he remains an insecure and emotionally distance person continually worried about getting his next part. Therapy eventually helped him let go of some of his inner demons. It is a great story and contains some commentary from his wife of over 45 years. A good read.… (mere)
knahs | 28 andre anmeldelser | Mar 26, 2024 |



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