Fi­nally Wins an Emmy!

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He earned his first Prime­time Emmy nom­i­na­tion in 1976 for his leg­endary role as the lov­able greaser Arthur “The Fonz” Fon­zarelli on Happy Days, and more than four decades later, Henry Win­kler fi­nally won one as Bill Hader’s en­dear­ingly batty act­ing teacher on HBO’s Barry. “I wrote this 43 years ago,” Henry quipped of his speech as the au­di­ence gave him a stand­ing ova­tion. He quoted some­thing Hol­ly­wood agent Skip Brit­ten­ham told him long ago: “If you stay at the ta­ble long enough, the chips come to you,” adding, “Tonight I got to clear the ta­ble.” Later, he said, “I was 27 when I started do­ing The Fonz. I’m now 72 and I’m stand­ing right here in front of you with her [the Emmy stat­uette.] Wow.” Or as Fonzie him­self might’ve put it, “Ayyyyyyy!”

“Be your­self, be hon­est and pre­pare so you’re not a flash in the pan.”

— Henry’s ad­vice to ac­tors

“Pals at the Em­mys,” he wrote of his re­union with Happy Days co-star Ron Howard Henry andRon as Fonzie and Richie in 1978

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