'Happy Days' Cast Settles Lawsuit THR
Five cast members from the classic sitcom "Happy Days" have settled their royalties lawsuit with CBS, with each cast member paid about $65,000, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Hollywood, Esq.
The settlement was reached just 10 days before a trial had been scheduled to begin, the story notes. Both sides said they were satisfied.
The five cast members -- Anson Williams (Potsie), Marion Ross (Marion), Don Most (Ralph), Erin Moran (Joanie) and Patricia Bosley, on behalf of the estate of her late husband, Tom Bosley (Howard) -- will also receive some future royalties, the piece notes.
Two of the show's biggest stars, Ron Howard and Henry Winkler, who played Richie and Fonzie, respectively, weren't part of the lawsuit.
The case had originally sought millions for breach of contract, fraud and other charges, the story points out.
"By the time the suit was settled, the issues had been narrowed down to how much the actors were owed under their contract," the article notes.