Henry Winkler Remembers Garry Marshall: "He Was Like My Surrogate Dad"

July 21, 2016 1:10 AM

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Henry Winkler has had a long and storied career, but it began with Garry Marshall calming his nerves when he auditioned against a who's who of Hollywood names for what would become his breakout role, Fonzie on Happy Days.

To hear Winkler tell it, Marshall was more than just a prolific TV and film producer — he was a surrogate father who not only instilled in him a team player philosophy but also taught him how to play softball.

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