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'Happy Days' Star Al Molinaro Dead at 96

'Happy Days' Star Al Molinaro Dead at 96

Actor Al Molinaro passed away on Friday (October 30) in Wisconsin, according to TMZ.

The actor was 96 and played Big Al, the beloved chef from the drive-in on Happy Days for 10 years.

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He also played Big Al on the show’s spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi.

Al‘s son Michael explained that the actor had very bad gall stones and was in the hospital, but ultimately elected not to have surgery due to his age.

Our thoughts are with Al‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • forrest gump

    his heart was stronger than his watch…………

  • John

    R.I.P. Al

  • Sunny 😎

    Time flies… He didnt look so old back in 1995
    R.I.P Al

  • Patty Cake

    Aw, I grew up watching Happy Days. RIP dear man.