Happy Days: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of 1974-1984 television comedy set in the 1950s Happy Days have died?

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1974-1984 television comedy set in the 1950s

Happy Days

Started 15 Jan 1974
Ended 24 Sep 1984
Released47 years, 9 months ago
Run span10 years, 8 months
Seasons 11
Episodes 255
Correction?
Happy Days
Happy Days
Publicity photo from Happy Days. Pictured are Richie (Ron Howard) and Fonzie (Henry Winkler) at Fonzie's apartment over the Cunningham's garage. The episode deals with Fonzie's destroyed motorcycle.

About Happy Days

Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984 on ABC, with a total of 255 half-hour episodes spanning over eleven seasons. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presented an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s Midwestern United States, and starred Ron Howard as teenager Richie Cunningham, Henry Winkler as his friend Arthur "Fonzie"/"The Fonz" Fonzarelli, and Tom Bosley and Marion Ross as Richie's parents, Howard and Marion Cunningham. Happy Days became one of the biggest hits in television history and heavily influenced the television style of its time. The series began as an unsold pilot starring Howard, Ross and Anson Williams, which aired in 1972 as a segment entitled "Love and the Television Set" (later retitled "Love and the Happy Days" for syndication) on ABC's anthology show Love, American Style. Based on the pilot, director George Lucas cast Howard as the lead in his 1973 hit film American Graffiti, causing ABC to take a renewed interest in the pilot. The first two seasons of Happy Days focused on the experiences and dilemmas of "innocent teenager" Richie Cunningham, his family, and his high school friends, attempting to "honestly depict a wistful look back at adolescence". Initially a moderate hit, the series' ratings began to fall during its second season, causing Marshall to retool it emphasizing broad comedy and spotlighting the previously minor character of Fonzie, a "cool" biker and high school dropout. Following these changes, Happy Days became the number-one program in television in 1976-1977, Fonzie became one of the most merchandised characters of the 1970s, and Henry Winkler became a major star. The series also spawned a number of spin-offs, including the hit shows Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy.

Main cast

The following people were in the main cast of Happy Days:

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Happy Days:

Cheryl Ladd
American actress, singer, and author
Alive
Amy Irving
American actress
Alive
Clint Howard
American actor
Alive
Crispin Glover
American actor, filmmaker, musician and author
Alive
Maureen McCormick
actress, singer
Alive
Rob Reiner
American actor and director
Alive
Ed Begley, Jr.
American actor and environmentalist
Alive
Morgan Fairchild
American actress
Alive
Anne Lockhart
American actress (born 1953)
Alive
Michael McKean
American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician
Alive
Maggie Roswell
American television actress and voice artist
Alive
Julie Brown
American actress, comedienne, screenwriter, singer-songwriter and television director
Alive
Janine Turner
American actress (born 1962)
Alive
June Lockhart
actress from the United States
Alive
Linda Purl
American actress
Alive
Talia Balsam
American TV and film actress
Alive
Colleen Camp
American actress and film producer
Alive
Cindy Williams
American actress and producer
Alive
Elinor Donahue
actress
Alive
Charlene Tilton
American actress
Alive
Heather O'Rourke
actress
Dead
Lisa Pelikan
American actress
Alive
Scott Baio
actor, television director
Alive
Didi Conn
American actress
Alive
Dana Kimmell
American actress
Alive
Garry Marshall
American director, producer, writer, and actor
Dead
Tom Bosley
American actor
Dead
Wendy Schaal
American actress
Alive
Lisa Eilbacher
American actress
Alive
Rance Howard
American actor
Dead
Robin Mattson
American actress
Alive
Kim Lankford
American actress
Alive
Adam Arkin
American actor and director
Alive
Dick Van Patten
American actor
Dead
Richard Moll
American actor
Alive
Laurie Walters
American actress
Alive
David Paymer
actor, director
Alive
David Keith
actor, director
Alive
Lyle Waggoner
American actor (1935-2020)
Dead
David Lander
American actor
Dead
Ted McGinley
American actor
Alive
Michael Lembeck
American actor and director
Alive
M.C. Gainey
American actor
Alive
Christopher Knight
American actor
Alive
Bob Elliott
American comedian
Dead
Billy Warlock
American actor
Alive
Herb Edelman
actor
Dead
Richard Paul
American actor
Dead
Frank Ashmore
American actor
Alive
Meridith Baer
American interior designer
Alive