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Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE

Also Known As: "Fonzie", "The Fonz", "Fonz"
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Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
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Son of Harry Irving Winkler and Ilse Anne Marie Winkler
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Henry Winkler

Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie on the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. "The Fonz," a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic, started out as a minor character at the show's beginning but had achieved top billing by the time the show ended. He was born to Jewish parents who emigrated from Germany.

In September 2011, Winkler was made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to children with special educational needs and dyslexia in the UK." [1]

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  1. BBC News. September 15, 2011
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Henry Winkler's Timeline

1945
October 30, 1945
New York, NY, United States