LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actor Henry Winkler will reprise his iconic role as “The Fonz” for a fundraising table read of an episode of the TV show “Happy Days.”
Henry Winkler speaks onstage during the 2020 Writers Guild Awards West Coast Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The virtual event is being held to help raise funds for emergency financial and medical assistance, disaster relief and scholarships to SAG-AFTRA artists and their families and to support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s free educational programming.
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Winkler will join Glenn Close, who will play Marion Cunningham, John Carroll Lynch, as Howard Cunningham, Eli Goree and Aldis Hodge as Richie Cunningham and Ralph Malph, and Luke Newton as Potsie Weber.
The cast will read the 1975 episode entitled “The Motorcycle” where “The Fonz” seeks revenge when his treasured bike is demolished.
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The episode will stream on Monday at 5 p.m. on People.com and on the PeopleTV app as well as on People’s social platforms.
SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance thanked Winkler for “bringing back his legendary role of ‘The Fonz’” as part of the benefit.
“This is out what our foundation is about — supporting our own community and helping those who need it most,” Vance said.
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