Al Molinaro

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Al Molinaro
Al Molinaro Murray the cop Odd Couple 1974.JPG
Molinaro as Murray the Cop in The Odd Couple, January 1974.
Born Albert Francis Molinaro
(1919-06-24)June 24, 1919
Kenosha, Wisconsin,
Died October 30, 2015(2015-10-30) (aged 96)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Residence Glendale, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954–1992
Known for Al Delvecchio on Happy Days
Home town Kenosha, Wisconsin
Spouse(s) Sidney Molinaro (? – ?),
Betty Farrell (1981 – present)
Children With Sidney:
Michael Molinaro

Albert Francis "Al" Molinaro (June 24, 1919 – October 30, 2015) was an American television and movie actor, who is mostly known as Al Delvecchio, the owner of Arnold's on Happy Days and its spin-off show Joanie Loves Chachi.[1]

He is also known for his roles in The Odd Couple television series, as well as starring in commercials for On-Cor frozen dinners. He also starred in a 1982 comedy The Ugily Family. Molinaro retired from acting in 1992.

Personal life[change | change source]

Molinaro was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on June 24, 1919 to an Italian family. Molinaro was married to Sidney Molinaro until they divorced. He has been married to Betty Farrell since 1981. With Sidney he has a son Michael Molinaro.

Molinaro died in Glendale, California from a gallbladder infection, aged 96.[2]

Movies[change | change source]

  • Freaky Friday (1976)
  • The Great American Traffic Jam (1980)

Television[change | change source]

  • Get Smart (1969 – 1970)
  • The Odd Couple (1970 – 1975)
  • Happy Days (1976 – 1982)
  • Joanie Loves Chachi (1982 – 1983)
  • The Ugily Family (1982)
  • The Family Man (1990 – 1991)

References[change | change source]

  1. Brant, Marley (2006-10-01). Happier Days: Paramount Television's Classic Sitcoms, 1974-1984. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 43–. ISBN 9780823089338. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. Al Molinaro, actor from Kenosha,' dies at 96

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