UPDATE: This afternoon CBS issued the following statement on the settlement with Happy Days actors Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Anson Williams, Don Most and the widow of Tom Bosley.
The case has been settled. All contractual obligations will be honored, as we had promised from the beginning. We appreciate the Court’s
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Happy Days’ Mrs. C., Joanie, Potsie and Ralph will get their day in court July 17. Judge Elizabeth Allen White today denied a motion from CBS to dismiss a merchandise lawsuit from the actors from the iconic 1970s show. Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Anson Williams and Don Most, plus the widow of Tom Bosley, say the series’ distributor owes them money and have sued for $10 million. Henry Winkler and Ron Howard, who played the Fonz and Ritchie Cunningham on the series, are not a part of the suit. After starting off being about slot machines and fraud, the core of the case has become payments from DVD sales. Today, White ruled that she wouldn’t grant CBS’ request for summary judgment because the “defendants have not met their initial burden of showing that plaintiffs are not entitled to merchandising royalties for the use of their likeness on DVD sets sold to consumers.” The jury trial is estimated to last 10 days. A final status conference is set for July 12. Read More »
Four cast members from the 1970s comedy Happy Days — Anson Williams, Don Most, Marion Ross and Erin Moran — as well as the estate of the late Tom Bosley, today filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS, which … Read More »
The veteran actor of stage and screen has died after a brief battle with lung cancer on October 19 in Rancho Mirage. He was 83. Bosley, best known for playing the patriarch Mr. C on Happy Days, won a Tony … Read More »