Located in Milwaukee in the 1950s, Happy days television listeners preferred for his big smile and schmaltzy sentimentality. It was a great show with the right actors in his ensemble team.
Behind the scenes, as is often the case, actress Marion Ross who played Marion, the star of Ron Howard star on the show, revealed that the feeling was sad for her.
Especially in her first years on the show, according to her beloved TV mother, her days were nothing but happy.
Marion Ross was delighted to be part of the ‘Happy Days’ team
As the actor recited the memoir My days: happy and otherwise, she did not choose for a lead role on a network sitcom something she thought would happen. Ross felt, at his age, that it was almost impossible.
“The night Happy days debuted, I was a 46-year-old divorce woman who was the mother of an 11-year-old girl and a teenage son. I was excited about that Happy days she was raised, ”she wrote. “I never thought I would think the show would be a great success; none of us did. ”
The big differences between her and her character on the show were not lost on Ross.
“I couldn’t help but think that while I was watching the part, there was a world of difference between Marion Cunningham and Marion Ross,” she said. “Marion Cunningham had no career outside the home, she didn’t drive, and she always made sure her hair was perfect.”
She was surprised by this companion behavior towards her
Nothing prepared Ross for the treatment she was receiving from one cast member in particular. Her husband on screen with Tom Bosley didn’t seem to like her very much and Ross had no way of finding out why. Even putting his hand on his arm or shoulder while making a joint glance bothered him. Bosley didn’t seem to have the intention of crushing his co-star in front of the rest of the team and the team.
“Along with his attempt to have any physical contact with him, Tom seemed embarrassed by just anything I did or said,” she wrote. “I remember times when the team and some of the technical team would sit around telling stories and laughing.
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“When I told a story, it was as if Tom was complaining and saying, ‘Who will give sh * t, Marion? ‘”
The two actors were warmed up to each other, as Ross describes. Bosley, “peppery and feisty,” could also be a “very loving lover.” ”As she eventually discovered, Bosley’s grief was largely due to his wife’s terminal illness, which led to his death, his new role as a single father to their young daughter, and the depression he caused. hold on through.
“I may have had mixed feelings once [Tom], but I really came to like it, and he and I became an amazing pair, ”wrote Ross.
Ross and Bosley became lifelong friends
Ross, who had been feeling when Happy days it certainly began to make the show one of the most difficult experiences of life, seeing as time went on that everyone involved in the show had become her family. Namely Tom Bosley.
The two actors had become closer and trusted as friends. It is clear that Bosley ‘s previous years of not caring about her thoughts or thoughts were still on her mind, as she pointed out in her memoirs.
“Once we all respected [Tom] for something, ”she said. “I remember how he got up, he looked at me, and he said, ‘You know, Marion, I have a little secret to tell you.
“I do carry out take a look at yourself and what you have to say! ”