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FILE — Henry Winkler arrives at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards, on Jan. 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024


Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir.

Celadon Books has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became famous in the 1970s as “The Fonz” on the sitcom “Happy Days” and has worked steadily ever since. His hundreds of TV and movie credits include “Arrested Development,” Parks and Recreation" and, in an Emmy-winning role as the title character, the HBO series “Barry.”

“I am both excited and nervous to contemplate writing a memoir, because it’s hard to remember what happened the day before yesterday. But here I go!” Winkler said in a statement,

Winkler has worked on several previous books, including “I’ve Never Met An Idiot On The River: Reflections on Family, Photography, and Fly-Fishing" and the children's series “Here's Hank” and “Alien Superstar,” for which he collaborated with Lin Oliver.

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Henry Winkler was the breakout TV star of the 70’s, a great counterbalance to wholesome Ron Howard on ABC TV’s Happy Days. Although Winkler’s not in it and Howard is a small part, you can see where Garry Marshall got his interest in the 50’s-60’s from George Lucas’ American Graffiti (1973).

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Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Henry Winkler is cool, I've always liked him, always will. I remember after the 5th grade was over for me and I saw magazines in grocery stores with pictures of his wedding on the covers. His hair was very long, he sported a beard, he sported John Lennon glasses and had a yarmulke on (Jewish wedding, he's Jewish). He looked totally unrecognizable from the 'Fonz' but he probably intended it that way, at least for his Big Day.

And he and his wife have been together ever since. How many Hollywood stars can claim that?

Henry Winkler/Arthur Fonzarelli will always be cool in my book.

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