Stories

Tom Bosley’s Wife Appeared In This Episode Of ‘Happy Days’

ADVERTISEMENT

Tom Bosley played the patriarch Howard Cunningham, married to Marion Cunningham. In real life, he was married to Patricia Carr-Bosley. In one episode, she actually guest-starred on Happy Days. Do you remember the episode titled “Howard’s Bowling Buddy”?

In the episode, Howard and Marion bowl together perfectly in a league. However, Marion gets injured and Howard has to find a new bowling partner. His new bowling buddy is a bank teller named Fern… aka Patricia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Tom Bosley’s wife appears in an episode of ‘Happy Days’

UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 01: HAPPY DAYS – “Howard’s Bowling Buddy” 5/12/81 Tom Bosley, Patricia Carr (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

In the episode, Fonzie is suspicious of Fern and doesn’t want her to come between the Cunninghams. Of course, alls well that ends well but it is interesting to know that the actress was married to Tom Bosley in real life! That must have been an exciting episode to film because they were already so comfortable with each other.

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED: Whatever Happened To Tom Bosley, Howard Cunningham From ‘Happy Days?’

Tom and Patricia got married in 1980, two years after his first wife died from a terminal illness. All of this happened during the filming of Happy Days, which was between 1974 and 1984. Tom and Patricia were married for 30 years until his death in 2010.

Tom and Patricia / s_bukley/Image Collect

He once said, “The most adverse thing I had to face was the loss of my first wife. After we lost her, I had to go through that extremely awkward period of being both a father and a mother. Then all of a sudden, getting over the loss of my wife and realizing that I had to go on, that life has to go on. And I went through that terrible phase of having to date.”

Did you know that Tom Bosley’s wife appeared in an episode of Happy Days?

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

Elvis Presley Had To Paint One Of His Cars Because Women Kept Kissing It

No sooner had Elvis Presley started his career as a musician than he began purchasing…

8 hours ago

Mick Jagger Questioned Why Martin Scorsese Uses “Gimme Shelter” In So Many Movies

Martin Scorsese has made no secret of the fact that he's a huge fan of…

10 hours ago

Bill Mumy Claims Alfred Hitchcock Is ‘The Monster Of The Story’ In Memoir

In his memoir, Danger, Will Robinson: The Full Mumy, former child star Bill Mumy tells…

20 hours ago

Steve Martin Reflects On The 19 F-Words In ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Scene

The movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving comedy classic that marked its 35th…

22 hours ago

The Trailer For One Of Ray Liotta’s Final Film Appearances Is Here

Sadly, Ray Liotta died suddenly in May at the age of 67. At the time,…

1 day ago

‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Contestant Sends Pat Sajak To The Ground Over Her Play Strategy

Since its 1975 premiere, Wheel of Fortune has had dozens upon dozens of clues and…

1 day ago