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"marion ross" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Most popular mom. Mary and Ross is on the phone with us. This is such an honor Marrying. It is so good to talk to you. And thank you for all the entertainment. You know what I did was open up the phone lines and people guess And you received more guesses than anyone else. Which confirms the hole that you are our favorite mom. Happy Mother's Day. Oh, thank you so much, darling. Here I am. You know, I call my house Happy Days Farm and I'm here with my Children. You know, my daughter's a writer on friend. My son was an actor, and it's just we're all just having a wonderful time here and you're taking time out to talk to me. Oh, my gosh. Three. Yes, I am because we just finished eating. Okay, Now they're gonna go and start a whole bunch of games. Oh, really? So what happened? Mom, Stay at your house. What kind of games? Can you tell us on the radio? What kind of games? These are? Well, we have a big we have a bocce court. And that that takes quite a bit of effort. The bocce court then I'm on top of all that, Because you I'm a rich kid now. So now I have a have a tennis court with me. We have taught the grandchildren how and they're like nine and 10 years old. They know how to play tennis. And we got Candace. We got Bochy. We got a field We can play. Probably complaint. Baseball because, you know, I was a very good on happy days. I was a good ballplayer, huh? Remember that some Mrs C I hope it's okay that I call you that. Did you learn anything from playing a role? I mean, this wasn't Marion Ross. This was Mrs Cunningham. But from playing that role Did you learn anything about being a mom? About being like a mom. And you were certainly an amazing mom on the show. Yes, because at home, I was a pretty crappy bomb. Grab it, You know on the show. I was really nice. I was so sweet. Yes, but I want so it's not because Tom Bisley was the crappy one. You know? Well, he was crabby on the show. But from what I've read, he was crabby off the show to pretty much any Woz to write. God bless in. Yeah, but you became good friends. As it turns out now, one of the questions we have from a listener, and I've got several here from listeners. How did you put up with Patsy? Steve wants to know that Oh, Pa, For some reason party was with a bunch of the joke so many times because because he was not he just but it wasn't this quake is everybody So he was always getting getting the bunch end of the jokes, you know? Yeah. So another question from a listener. Did you have any idea when the show began that the breakout star would not be Ronnie Howard or Tom Bosley? It would be Henry Winkler. Never never never in 100 years. Can you believe that Henry Winkler walked off with that show in his pocket and never gave it up. And I was just became such a big star and he's one of my best friends in the whole wide World war. One of wonderful guy he is now you are for those who don't know you are certainly an acclaimed actress, and you're one of those folks, one of the few folks and Hollywood frankly that can remember. I hope it's okay if I say that, but you're over 90 years of age. Oh, my You know how I am. I'm 92 a half way. Excellent. Happy, happy. That's not that is amazing, You know, And and you remember people that you know these classic names? Not only do you remember You knew them and you worked with them making movies and then became a star on television. Funny how the way things work out. Can you tell me the Sandra Gold story? Oh, my goodness, Sandra Girl, Santa Go. I was. I had this small part on airport and we were all passengers on the airplane, and Sandra had make come to her house for supper. And the casting woman said You would be very good is one of the passengers on the plane almost insignificant, but wow, I I love being an on air or airport, right? And and it was. I just had a fabulous career. I've worked with heart Capel. And I'm trying to think of all which stars? Sure, sure, let me back up. Let me back up a couple steps here, and we'll take the story Step by step. So Sandra home for those who don't know you might remember her as a Gladys Kravitz. On be wished. Be right. There were two Gladys Kravitz. She was one of the two. She She was on lots of sitcoms. And from the 19 fifties, I think of first might have been. I love Lucy all the way out through her career on. Sadly, she passed away early. But right, But here is this character actress that said, Come on over. Have dinner. You were in a movie that you didn't want to be in because there was no speaking role for you. But you took the part despite your film career before that you took the part. And look what happened. Did you ever think that you would be this huge Jain or Mus name? From television. No, I didn't. Because I was. It was so embarrassing to have this part of everything. You were going to be on the airplane. There's gonna be an AARP airport. Okay? And everybody dies on the plane, You know, so but and I said I would love to do that. And because of that, I met Sandra Gold and she was she turned about out to be a fantastic set Friends. And it's just and then I did a show called Brooklyn Bridge. Did you ever see Brooklyn Bridge? I did not tell me about it. No. Well, I played of all things I play. The Jewish Polish grandmother would want every wonderful it was very important to me to be in that show. We did that at Paramount. Uh, I'm so tell me about tell me about Clark Gable. Oh, my God. Clark Gable, she said. I played his secretary on Duh. She's he? Hey, said I said to him What's when I call you Can I can't call you, Clark. I can't call you Mr Gable. He said, Well, you remind her not to call me and say you know what? It was. He was, of all the movie stars that I've met the great men male movie stars. He held his aura more than anybody that I ever met very masculine and tremendous, rheumatic and attractive while really something Did you ever meet Carol Lambert, who he was a one time married to No, I never let Carol Lombard that was she was killed. She was killing it out. In an airplane accident. Tragic. Yeah, She was a great great comedian off her day way back when when it comes to television comedians, and you're watching retrospectives. There's no retrospective that doesn't cover Mrs Cunningham. We've got her here. America's favorite mom, 312981 72 100. If you want to talk with Mary in Russ Marion, can you hold on through some of these things that we have to do that we call commercials. All right. All right. All right. Thank you very much. It's exciting to talk to Marion Ross. It.
"marion ross" Discussed on 1075 KZL
"Is just like the wrong I was like. Yeah. Anyway, I just think that there is a pretty powerful statement only reason why your friendship is so how we benefit off each other in the business, Basically, yeah. And with no respect for each other. It is that now he did go on to say he does have true friends in Hollywood that a real legit offscreen friends, but they're all famous to how many guys have you worked with co stars that you actually Really like out of Sandler. Ron Howard. Definitely the other guys from Happy days. Marion Ross chasing pavements. There are others. What about Bill hater? I have great talks with them. Do great work with spill. He guides me, He writes. For me, he's so complex. He's such a great Creator and goofy, Wonderful dad. I'm crazy about him. So he has some real true friendship and they're in show buried together. Yeah, well, I wonder, though. I think he's being truthful, but it also makes you wonder. What does he gain from those people? What is gaining from those people is because they have investments together. Maybe that's why they're true Friends. Is it because image things got image. It's the fakeness like you think Selena Gomez and, um let's say Demi Lovato would have been True friends or is it more because they're really competitors, and I think that they probably have a kinship because see the same things you don't nobody else is really going to fully understand it like another young female celebrity who's going through the same things and criticism. So you bond over that, but I think they want to do better than the other one. They want to be. They have their star shining. Don't you know old hot? I think you see it all the time. And then you see if something like for an actor go southward like a Charlie Sheen has explosion or implosion. Do you see that, Like all the hanger ons are gone, And then if there's something stick around you like, well, that's a true friend. Maybe there's more truth. Everything's going great. Adam Sandler's putting you in movies, You're making tons of money. Of course, right? Yeah. Yeah, We're friends. Adam Sandler Seems like he does have true friends, though, because he does with his friends up with these movies right, And it doesn't really benefit him because it's not big names, mostly nine good actors, but he doesn't anybody continues to do it. It wasn't just like a one and done and he apparently like after grownups. One or two, he bought all the main stars. Bentleys Rolls Royces each. I mean, he'd have to do that. It's already got him in the movie, and he gives me like a $500,000 car each. You know, you have really good friends at different phases of your life. I have I have a very small handful of friends that have been my friend. Through it all The time is on our side. But then there's also friends that are you're really good friends because you're in the same phase of life. You're going out to the bars and you're drinking. You're having a great time. Then something gets married. And then somebody falls off. Somebody has a baby. That person falls off. There's no hard feelings for the most part of that. Something really bad happens. No hard feelings like I have a friend right now. We've been friends forever. We're not really friends anymore because we just don't We don't. We're not in the same phase of life. And I got tired of constantly feeling pressured or obligated to hang out with this person who didn't have any idea what it was like to have bedtimes schedules and have to feed your kids at a certain time and wake up early to go to work because they were young and single and free. I respect that. We just aren't in the same phase. And you know, I I do find sorry, Jason. That This is side note is that free is always associative being single. There's never married and free free of responsibility. Besides, free of free of having no I really to think of anybody other than yourself. Your schedule you're free and free to do Whatever. Just funny. You never saw me like Mary. Two kids and free Don't think about it like as not tied down stood I'd start. It's funny. It is true. You said it made me think of like we never associate Freedom with marriage Do I don't think about being free when I was young and single. I still thought I have bills. I had a dog to take care of. I have read. I have to pay all these things. But when you in hindsight back and you think I could pick up and go work, E O guy sometimes also difference between guys and And females is that I have a friend that I've had since high school, right? He doesn't live here. He lives in Rhode Island. He's moving to Florida, and we will connect every once in a while, and I don't have to talk to him for three years. And then as soon as he comes over, it's just like pick up where we started off great friends. That's a sign of true. True friendship with females as well. Okay, because there's all the time with God literally even an acquaintance that I know we can start. If he comes into town immediately is just like it was all right. Looks like it was never, ever do that. Yeah, somebody that hadn't seen in years. But I would see on a regular basis unknown since he was 15 years old. I have seen me at least a year pick right? It was like, what's up, man? But but but But there wasn't like sitting there. Awkwardly just picked up the true ones for females, I think are the ones where I don't I'm not like, Oh, my God. I haven't talked to so and so and so long. I have to catch up with her. If I want to catch up with her, we our lives have taken us in 1000 different directions. It's been months since we will text here and there. You know, we have a text thread that we try to keep up with, but it's also I don't feel the pressure if I haven't responded, Um Ali. Oh, my God. I'm so sorry that I didn't respond. It's life got in the way. Sorry, And then they get it and they get it. My wife has said to me before, like, I'm like, Yeah, we should definitely invite him is like how you still friends with him. You haven't talked about that. What is that? What he has to talk to her girls a certain amount of times per year and then they're still friends. Otherwise is weird for me. It's like it doesn't matter. I invite him to the wedding. Even if I talk to you in five years, no matter, man. Do you think is a little different there with many women that way, But, yeah, sure True. Friends are true friends. I also would rather cut off my right arm. Then go golfing with a bunch of people. I don't know. Guys do it all the time. You know my husband all the time. I'm gonna go golf and say Who you going with? I don't know. Did you just joined then had a great conversation. I would rather cut off my arm. I could actually if I want to do by myself go anywhere I've realized now myself anywhere and make completely I could go up to a bar for say for Katie relations relating it would be her future, but I could go to a bar. Like and sit at the bar and literally make friends in about an hour. If there was people there other guys there and be friends with them and be playing games with them on the screen. We talking about sports, watching something over here. Political that no problem. Instantly. I don't think most women are like that. I don't In guess it mice phase of life my season as people like to say. If I have some free time I want to catch up with the people I haven't seen who means something to me going and having to make small talk with three other golfers that I don't know is work..
"marion ross" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A TV icon Don most. The cast is so important Win and when signing up to a new adventure like this, and you are no stranger to successful ensembles. Actually in television history, and I grew up in the seventies. So I'm a big TV geek. I've had your fellow cast members Henry Winkler, Marion Ross Anson Williams on the show. Marion Ross was the only one that said the F word on the air to me, By the way, way. Had a paper route in some point probably doesn't surprise you, but but it might have surprised you be a little bit, but they all agree to that. The cast of that show was such a family. Yeah, you know, and it sounds kind of cliche. Oh, we're family, but it it really was the case. We got along just famously, and on a professional level and a personal level and And it was a great bringing together. You know, you have to give the Casting director. But I think the executive producers Garry Marshall and Tom Miller and milk It's the original exact producers for Picking the people that they did, and they went toe pretty great length to this. I remember my screen test don't like it was like a like running the gauntlet. You know, I mean, I have had several auditions, and then I had to do the screen test. And and I was there all day. You know, it wasn't just doing your scene and you're waiting because they were all the other actors. Then you had to do an improv with somebody. And then they did an interview with you on tape. I mean, they wanted to see See you when from so up and down and back and forth, so that On. I guess they want they were anticipating. You know how all these people would would blend together? There was no Ralph Melt, though at the time was not really Yeah, You're right. I was green testing for the role of Potsie. And that's a whole long story, which I say for another one. But Anson, who originally played Potsie in a previous version of the They did a pilot that didn't sell Ron and answered so anyway. They got cast again after this whole. This whole rigmarole of screen tests. But the executives from what I found out later on my agent said the executives liked your screen test so much that they They decided they were going to create a role for you. The whole is that after going through all that, and no, we like this guy so much he's gonna be on we're gonna We're gonna make it happen. Yeah, And there was a small part of a guy Ralph in the pilot episode, and they said, we'll make that a regular. That's pretty cool. Pretty cool. Those first couple years we were talking little bit off here about it Those first couple years the way it was, it was filmed. It was just a little bit of a different Fine back then. Very American Graffiti cause was post that time, right? Yeah. Graffiti came out in 73. We went on the air. We start shooting. Well, he shot the pilot The end of 73. Yes, the first two season we were shooting it very much like a movie One camera, so there were more subtleties in the way. You know, in the way it's filmed and, um, and just the tone of it, it was. It's a lot more Ah, lower key, more realistic kind of tone like in a movie. As opposed to then what was what happened was the big successful comedies on TV at the time were in front of an audience like all in the family, Mod So our ratings the first year were good. We were kind of like a minor hit, but not huge. And then the second year the ratings were going down, and there was a time where there weren't sure if we could even get picked up. But then, um I think Jerry Paris who's our brilliant director, Um, maybe Garry Marshall, too. They decided. You know what? Maybe this should be a three camera show to compete with those other ones, and they thought we had a perfect cast for it. Tom Bosley came from theater. You know her? He's from Chicago. And then he he won the Tony on Broadway. She never Fiorello and Mary and had a lot of theater background. Henry had gone toe. Yale Drama School I had done you know, my training in New York was more theater oriented and film and and answered it done theater. The one person that was scared of the first day. The first time we shot. It was really scared was Ron Howard. He had never done anything to Griffith was, Yeah, no audience, and he had done all these movies like music Man is a kid and all this, but Um no. No theater, but he did amazing. But that's why they decided, Let's turn this. Try it out as a three camera and also moving the character of the funds into the forefront more This is character was becoming so popular and then that's when we started taking office. Why would I do that? This was big. I can't go on in public anymore. Yeah, well season somewhere in that third season, we shot upto like number one, you know in the country and Stay there for a couple years and then to whatever, but but the tone of the show definitely changed. It became, you know, it's this hybrid between live and film. Yeah. So, um, When you look back at the episodes, you'll see a distinct difference between very much so first two seasons and the ones after you think about the ratings at that time, half of America sitting down and watching that will never see that again. I know we were having like, 50 60. Million People watch. Yes, on the Tuesday night. I know it's pretty very crazy. Yeah, and it's fast approaching. And I dare I say, like the 50 year, Mark, I mean, it's coming up soon, you know, 74 sets it'll be for us when we prevent a few years..
'Happy Days' cast reunites to support Wisconsin Democrats
"A reunion of the seventies TV hit Happy Days is now confirmed, but not everyone's on board for France's happy days. It's a pretty happy day reunion of cast members, including Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and more, and the whole thing will benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin as the show was set in Milwaukee change you have to, but not everyone's onboard. Scott Baio, who played Chachi on the show, is a supporter of President Trump. He responded to Ron Howard's tweet about the reunion, saying it's a shame to use classic shows like Happy Days about Americana to promote an anti America. In socialist so safe to say he won't be at the