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  • Ron Howard

    Born on March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma

awards & nominations

Happy Days (1974)

Ron Howard as "Richie Cunningham"

Set in 1950s and 1960s Milwaukee, this series tells the story of the Cunningham family - father Howard, mother Marion, son Richie and daughter Joanie. Howard owns a hardware store, while Marion stays at home. Richie's best friends are Potsie and Ralph. Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli is the local bad boy, riding a motorcycle and filling his days with fixing cars and dating girls. During the show's run, Richie leaves home to join the U.S. Army.

Golden Globe (1978) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

The Shootist (1976)

Ron Howard as "Gillom Rogers"

J.B. Books (John Wayne, in his final film role) is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall) and her son Gillom (Ron Howard), Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.

Golden Globe (1976) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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