Saturday, June 15, 2024

Al Molinaro, of “Odd Couple” and “Happy Days” Fame, Dies at 96


Al Molinaro, Murray the Cop from “The Odd Couple” and Al from “Happy Days,” a beloved character actor, has died at age 96. God bless. Garry Marshall obviously loved him. So did TV fans. Here’s why:


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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