My days happy and otherwise
My Days: Happy and Otherwise by Marion RossI grew up in a very strict Catholic household in the 70s & 80s. Many great shows were on television then, but I was restricted from watching most of the ones that my classmates at school watched. But, as kids will do, I had a way around this. My best friend lived next door...and when good shows were on, I would suddenly have to go study for a test, or whatever excuse I could come up with, go across the street and watch television with them. Through the years I happily sat on my neighbors living room rug watching One Day At a Time, Alice. Laverne & Shirley. Dukes of Hazard. Welcome Back Kotter. And...one of my favorites....Happy Days. I really enjoyed the nerdy Ralph Malph, good ol Richie Cunningham, Snarky little sister Joanie, the lovable Potsie Weber, and of course...The Fonz. We all went around saying Ayyyyy with our thumbs up and saying Sit on it! And my parents always thought I was getting help with math. :)
When I think of Marion Ross, I will always think of Mrs. C., the lovable mom from Happy Days. I wanted to know more about the actress though, so I read her new book. Im glad I did! Turns out Marion Ross (as with all actors) is so much more than her iconic character Mrs. C. From her roles on Broadway, film and television, to her personal life, her story is so interesting and enjoyable! Reading her book was like sitting down to lunch with her and just listening to her talk. I enjoyed every word!
Marion shares stories about her childhood, early career, her big break, her castmates, children.....its just a nicely well rounded book about her life. Her co-author is David Laurell. The book is well-written and just shines with Ross lovely, down-to-earth personality.
Im definitely going to purchase a copy of this book for my husband, who is a huge Happy Days fan. Anyone who grew up in the 70s, or who loves the show, will enjoy learning more about Marion Ross. Her stories about the show, her castmates,and her life are wonderful! After I finished the book, I went online and found the Love, American Style episode that introduced the Cunningham family.
(The blurb for the video is in French, but the audio is in English)
Great show! Great book! And, a great actress and person!
**I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Kensington Books via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
My Days, Happy & Otherwise w/ Marion Ross & special guest interviewer Don Most!
C to be an evolving one. I kept showing them what I can do and what others things I can do with the part. As a result, the writers kept on expanding the role of Mrs. Ross during a recent phone interview to promote the publication of her memoir My Days: Happy and Otherwise. Although many people remember Marion Ross for her role as Mrs.
Generations have grown up watching the classic sitcom Happy Days and thinking of actress Marion Ross Mrs. Cunningham as the quintessentially American mom. Join us, and special guest moderator Don Most, as Ross shares stories from her brand new autobiography about her life and career in entertainment. A book sale and signing follows. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom. She recalls her early years in the business, being in the company of such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Noel Coward, yet always feeling the Hollywood outsider—a painful invisibility that mirrored her own childhood.