The Bronze Fonz - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 15, 2018

Visit the Bronz Fonz in any kind of weather, he'll always be there and be happy about it. 

 

How to get to the bronz fonz (Fonzie) along the Milwaukee River, MAP

 

The Bronze Fonz was commissioned by Visit Milwaukee, a non-profit group with the purpose of promoting tourism and bringing new businesses to Milwaukee. Visit Milwaukee raised $85,000 to commission the statue.[1] Several other American cities had previously erected statues portraying 1950s and 1960s television characters, including a statue of Mary Tyler Moore (as Mary Richards from The Mary Tyler Moore Show) in Minneapolis and a statue of Jackie Gleason (as Ralph Kramden from The Honeymooners) outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

The sculpture was unveiled on August 18, 2008. Most of the Happy Days cast, including Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley, Erin Moran, Don Most, and Anson Williams, attended the dedication ceremony. Winkler referred to the statue as "unbelievable.

 

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