ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Mrs. Cunningham herself, Marion Ross is back in her hometown of Albert Lea this week for a few different events.
The 'Happy Days' star stopped by the Albert Lea Public Library on Tuesday to meet with fans and sign copies of her book, "My Days: Happy and Otherwise." She tells us her son helped convince her to write the memoir about her time on the hit TV series.
"It was fun for me to talk about the 'Happy Days' cast," Ross explains. "Each one of them wrote a chapter, even Garry Marshall before he died, even Erin Moran before she died."
We sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Ross before her signing and talked about the book and her cast-mates, including "The Fonz" aka Henry Winkler. Ross says she and Winkler, who recently won his first Emmy Award, remain very close.
"I was so thrilled to see him, we all cheered him on," Ross says of Winkler's Emmy win. "We all congratulated him early in the morning, we knew he was going to win."
About fifty people lined up to meet "Mrs. C" and get their copies of her book signed. Ross took time to write personalized messages to each person. She tells us why it's so special to her to come back to the town where she grew up.
"It's thrilling to me to come back because everything that I am is from here, you know? This is what I'm made of and I've retained it, I must say." she adds.
On Wednesday afternoon, Ross will meet with more fans for "A Conversation with Marion," which will be held at St. John's on Fountain Lake from 2:00-3:30.