TV sitcom Happy Days Marion Ross A.K.A. Mrs. Cunningham/Mrs. C, Discover Plus ’Serving The Hamptons’ star Zach Erdem and Indie Artist Oliver Houser

June 17th, 2022

On today's show, we have iconic and legendary TV actress Marion Ross, AKA Mrs. C-Mrs. Cunningham from the TV show Happy Days.

Marion talks about her early days in Hollywood, Happy Days, working with and being friends with Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Donny Most, Erin Moran and Mr. C himself-Tom Bosely, along with what brought her to write her HIT memoir, My Days: Happy & Otherwise.

In her warm and candid memoir, My Days: Happy & Otherwise, Marion shares loving recollections from the award-winning Happy Days team from break-out star Henry Winkler to Cunningham 'wild child' Erin Moran. Marion shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams in poor, rural Minnesota, and the resilience, sacrifices, and determination it took to make them come true. She recalls her early years in the business, being in the company of such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Noel Coward, yet always feeling the Hollywood outsider-a painful invisibility that mirrored her own childhood. She reveals the absolute joys of playing a wife and mother on TV, and the struggles of maintaining those roles in real life. Among Ross's most heart-rending recollections are those of finally finding a soul mate-another secret hope of hers made true well beyond her expectations. 

Funny, poignant, revealing and featuring Gary Marshall's final illuminating interview, as well as a touching forward from her 'TV son' Ron Howard, and her conversation with her real-life son Jim Meskimen (IG: @jimpressions), Marion Ross's story is one of inspiration, persistence, and gratitude. It's also a glowing tribute to all those who fulfilled her dreams and in turn, gave us some of the happiest days of our own lives. 

Get her book, My Days: Happy & Otherwise at www.amazon.com

ISBN-10: 1496715152

ISBN-13: 978-14967145159

 

Next is our friend and the King of the Hamptons Zach Erdem (IG: @zacherdem), owner of 75 MAIN restaurant in Southampton and the STAR of the HIT reality TV show 'Serving The Hamptons', now playing on (IG: Discoveryplus).

Zach talks all things 'Serving The Hamptons', his restaurant 75 Main (IG: @75main) and the sun-filled fun he and his staff have serving the Hamptons locals and celebs. 

Zach also talks about his humble start in the restaurant biz. He came here from Turkey in his early twenties, slept on a park bench in NYC, and couched surfed until he put enough money together to get himself a place to live. 

He not only has a place to live and eat, he also owns: Blu Mar Restaurant (IG: @blumarhamptons) where they serve the freshest fish on the east end, Harpoon House (IG: harpoonhouse) the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodations and Buddha Lounge (IG: @buddha_lounge_) where you can dance the night away. 

If you want to eat, sleep, party, and play, the KING of the Hamptons, Zach Erdem (IG: @zacherdem) has you covered. 

You can Peep Cyn and me on the first episode of 'Serving The Hamptons'.

Thank you Zach for having us on.  

To keep up with all things Zack Erdem/King of the Hamptons, follow him on the web at:

www.75main.com

 

Wrapping up the show is singer/songwriter and musical theatre artist Oliver Houser. (IG: @oliverhouser).

***Oliver Houser will be holding an EP release concert at www.rockwoodmusichall.com in NYC on June 23, 2022 @ 7 PM EST.

Oliver Houser is a New York-based singer/songwriter and musical theatre artist. Being the winner of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award, the ASCAP Foundation-Sammy Cahn Award, and a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, has afforded Oliver the opportunity to present his work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Village Theatre, the Kennedy Center, the annual National Alliance for Musical Theatre Conference (NAMT), the SoHo Playhouse, the New York Musical Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Other Palace Theatre in the UK, London's Royal Academy of Music and other venues across the United States and the world.

Oliver has headlined at the Kennedy Center and performs his music throughout New York City. He has developed work at the Ucross Foundation, the KHN Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, the Johnny Mercer Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and the Warren Miller Center for the Arts. Oliver is a Jonathan Larson Grant finalist, and his work was a finalist for the O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference. He was selected for Jeanine Tesori's Front & Center Master Class and is an alum of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. Oliver is a proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild. 

To keep up with all that he's doing, follow him on the web at:

www.oliverhouser.com

Thank you for listening to the show and follow us on IG at: The Big Fat Joey Show.

 
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