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Al Molinaro, 'Big Al Delvecchio' of 'Happy Days' Fame, Dies at 96

Al Molinaro, 'Big Al Delvecchio' of 'Happy Days' Fame, Dies at 96
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TMZ reports that Al Molinaro, most famous as "Big Al Delvecchio" on "Happy Days" (1976-1982), died on Thursday in his native Wisconsin at the age of 96.

Molinaro's character owned Arnold's Diner on the classic sitcom.

Molinaro had previously been familiar as "Officer Murray Greshler" on TV's "The Odd Couple" (1970-1975). 

In his later years, Molinaro appeared in the 1994 Weezer video for the song "Buddy Holly."

At the end of his life, Molinaro suffered from gallstones, but elected not to undergo surgery due to his advanced age.

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