iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Henry Winkler - Actor

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Henry Winkler - Actor

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 March 2013

Henry Winkler's long career will always be defined by one role. He was the Fonz, the cool dude at the centre of the US TV show Happy Days which was a worldwide hit in the '70s and '80s. The show portrayed an innocent, untroubled 1950s America. It was a far cry from Winkler's own childhood which was clouded by undiagnosed dyslexia. How did a troubled kid come to be a symbol of sunny optimism, and what happened to the idealised America of Happy Days?

(Image: Henry Winkler, Credit: Getty Images)

Free download

  1. Image for Hardtalk

    Hardtalk

    Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth,…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss