Show No. 439, Segment 3 with guest Marion Ross
Original Airdates: Feb. 22-24, 2019
Segment 3, Part 1: Actress and author Marion Ross helps Ed, Tony, and Donna celebrate the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Happy Days. Marion’s memoir, My Days: Happy and Otherwise, is a remarkable story about how a young girl from Albert Lea, Minnesota dreamed at a young age that she would become an actress—and how Marion set about making that dream come true, despite facing such real life challenges as a dysfunctional marriage, dealing with the effects of her first husband’s alcoholism, going through the pain of divorce, overcoming financial struggles and raising two children on her own as a working mom. My Days: Happy and Otherwise also includes a foreword by Ron Howard, as well as great stories about Marion’s work alongside Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis and her idol, Noel Coward, plus memories from her Happy Days cast mates—including the very last interviews ever given by Garry Marshall and Erin Moran.
Segment 3, Part 2: Marion Ross talks Ed, Tony and Donna about playing Sophie Berger on Brooklyn Bridge (a show for which she received two Emmy nominations); working with Jean Stapleton, Larry Storch and Jonathan Frid in the national stage production of Arsenic and Old Lace; and a few of her other roles in film and television, including Operation: Petticoat, Airport and Perry Mason. Marion’s memoir, My Days: Happy and Otherwise, includes a foreword by Ron Howard, plus memories from her Happy Days cast mates—including the very last interviews ever given by Garry Marshall and Erin Moran.
Marion Ross is also scheduled to appear at the annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon, which will take place on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme of this year’s luncheon will be “The Hollywood Renaissance,” while the highlight of the program will be a tribute to the films and television series of Garry Marshall. Proceeds from the luncheon will help the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild fund their annual national playwriting competitions. For more information, call (310) 765-1605 or go to BeverlyHillsTheatreGuild.com.