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OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: November 1, 2015 00:47

I know, a number of you are going, Who??? Al played the owner of Arnold's Diner on the American t-v show Happy Days. Y'all know, the show that gave us the epitome of cool, the Fonz. Interestingly, the basis for the diner - and show - came from George Lucas' American Graffiti flick, still one of the all time great movies about what the hell is growing up all about and whatta I do with my life. I'm still askin'.

Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: November 1, 2015 01:32

So sad to hear about it in U.K.

Happy Days was so popular back here back then in the 70's.

Al lived to a good old age of 96, and he must have been a great guy, on and off the screen.

Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: November 1, 2015 02:11

RIP Al.

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dmay
Interestingly, the basis for the diner - and show - came from George Lucas' American Graffiti flick

The history between the show and movie is quite intertwined.
Via wikipedia:


"Happy Days originated during a time of 1950s nostalgic interest as evident in 1970s film, television, and music. Beginning as an unsold pilot filmed in late 1971 called New Family in Town, with Harold Gould in the role of Howard Cunningham, Marion Ross as Marion, Ron Howard as Richie, Anson Williams as Potsie, Ric Carrott as Charles "Chuck" Cunningham, and Susan Neher as Joanie, Paramount passed on making it into a weekly series, and the pilot was recycled with the title Love and the Television Set (later retitled Love and the Happy Days for syndication), for presentation on the television anthology series Love, American Style. In 1972, George Lucas asked to view the pilot to determine if Ron Howard would be suitable to play a teenager in American Graffiti, then in pre-production. Lucas immediately cast Howard in the film, which became one of the top-grossing films of 1973. Show creator Garry Marshall and ABC recast the unsold pilot to turn Happy Days into a series".

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Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: November 1, 2015 02:57

Also appeared in the Weezer video Buddy Holly.

Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: aliceinseattle ()
Date: November 1, 2015 03:18

Oh, such a shame. I loved him in both Happy Days and The Odd Couple.
RIP Mr Molinaro. You'll be missed.sad smiley

Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: November 1, 2015 12:29

His brother Edouard was a gifted film-maker...

Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: boston2006 ()
Date: November 1, 2015 14:51

His other recurring role was that of Murray the cop on the odd couple series

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Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: pepganzo ()
Date: November 1, 2015 15:05

RIP.
I love Happy Days.
Thanks for all Al.

Re: OT: R.I.P. Al Molinaro
Posted by: 68to72 ()
Date: November 1, 2015 15:45

Loved Happy days in my youth. Sad to hear of Al's passing.

God bless and Rest in Peace.

What a drag it is gettin' old



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