My daughter just called me and asked me "Isn't the guy that played the Fonz dead?"Â I laughed and told her no, that he's in town today speaking at the Junior College.Â Â She said her boyfriend had just called her from work and told her the the Fonz was in there eating.Â He works at one of the bbq places here in town called Danny Boy's.
I would actually enjoy going and listening to him, but won't get to.Â I suppose I could walk over since it's just a few blocks from my house to get to where he is speaking.Â I've seen the light up sign daily now for weeks about him going to be here. (too late, he spoke this morning)
Here is the info from http://www.hrah.org/fullevent191:Event Calendar
Today's Dillon Lecture Series Speaker is Henry Winkler, actor and author. Henry Winkler is perhaps best known as "The Fonz" but the talented actor, author and director has amassed an impressive career spanning nearly three decades in Hollywood.
$5 general admission at the door. For more information call 620-665-3387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taken from http://cms.hutchcc.edu/hcc/pr.aspx?menu_id=162&head_id=9278&id=12254:HCC News
Hutchinson, Kan. â€“ Henry Winkler, Hollywood actor, director and childrenâ€™s advocate, will speak February 15, as the first speaker of the 2010 Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series at Hutchinson Community College. Winkler will speak at 10:30 a.m. at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Cost to attend the lecture is only $5, with students admitted free.
Winkler will speak on his experiences as a childrenâ€™s author, and his personal experiences in dealing with a learning disability (dyslexia). Winkler will also speak at a special luncheon for the Lecture Series, immediately following his presentation. For more information on the series, or to become a patron, call Alice Tritsch at 665-3387 or 665-3505. Patron memberships for the 2010 season are still available for purchase.
Henry Winkler is perhaps best known as â€œThe Fonzâ€ but the talented actor, author and director has amassed an impressive career spanning nearly three decades in Hollywood.
In addition to his 10 seasons as â€œThe Fonzâ€ on Happy Days, Winkler has been recognized with two Golden Globe Awards and three Emmy nominations for his acting performances on a variety of television shows. He has served as an executive producer for several other notable television programs, including MacGyver, Hollywood Squares, and Sightings. He has also appeared in several motion pictures, including The Water Boy, Scream, and Holes, and has been in a number of Broadway productions.
He is the author of a series of childrenâ€™s books, along with co-author Lin Oliver, entitled Hank Zipzer: The Worldâ€™s Most Amazing Under-Achiever. The books resonate strongly with Winkler, as they are inspired by his educational struggles due to learning challenges, including dyslexia. His books have been on the best seller lists for The Los Angeles Times and for Barnes and Noble.
Winkler has also been an active humanitarian, serving as a founding member of the Childrenâ€™s Action Network, the national chairman for Toys for Tots, and a member of the National Committee for Arts for the Handicapped and of the Special Olympics.
Winkler will also appear at a press conference for members of the media, prior to his lecture. The press conference is scheduled at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, February 15, at the Humiston Administrative Offices in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
2010 is the 29th season for the Dillon Lecture Series on the HCC Campus.
For more information on the Dillon Lecture Series, or Hutchinson Community College, visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu