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Henry 'The Fonz' Winkler hits Twin Cities, Mankato for personal cause

Henry Winkler, the actor who played television icon Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on the classic sitcom "Happy Days," visited the Twin Cities Friday on behalf of the Open Arms campaign, which raises awareness of upper limb spasticity. Winkler's mother suffered from the disorder after having a stroke 10 years ago.
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Henry Winkler, the actor who played television icon Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on the classic sitcom "Happy Days," visited the Twin Cities Friday on behalf of the Open Arms campaign, which raises awareness of upper limb spasticity. Winkler's mother suffered from the disorder after having a stroke 10 years ago.

Winkler hit some morning talk shows in the Twin Cities Friday to talk about Open Arms, including WCCO-TV and KARE-TV, and visited at the Courage Center in Golden Valley before lunch and had a stop scheduled for the Mankato Clinic for this afternoon.

But the conversation wasn't always serious. Winkler made light of the situation when he fell of his chair on the WCCO set when talking with anchors Mike Binkley and Angela Davis.

See the video of Winkler's fall at WCCO below.

Winkler is still very busy in Hollywood. He's reprising his role as Barry Zuckerkorn on new episodes of "Arrested Development," as well as in a movie based on the show, and next month stars opposite Kevin James in comedy "Here Comes the Boom."

See the trailer from "Here Comes the Boom" below.

Winkler isn't the only "Happy Days" star making headlines in Minnesota this week. See what former Albert Lea resident and Mrs. Cunningham actress Marion Ross has planned for the city she grew up in.

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