In California last weekend castingdirecteur Eddie Foy III died. The name klink may be few tv viewers familiar, but his work has just about anyone: under Foys leadership was under more the cast of the iconic ‘Happy Days’ was compiled.
The successful casting director spent more than 42 years in the highest echelons of the American television and film. Foy has worked for major film studios as Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Furthermore, he was the director of the casting department at television network ABC, and he also worked for NBC.
During his career, the man responsible for finding the actors for boastful titles such as ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘The Donna Reed Show’ and ‘Mork and Mindy’. His most famous feat, however, remains a ‘Happy Days’. The television series was produced and aired between 1974 and 1984. Especially the character Arthur ‘Fonzie’ Fonzarelli remains one of the most recognizable icons of American television history. With his choice for actor Henry Winkler (photo) in the role of ‘The Fonz’ Foy emphatically put his stamp on the program.
The Academy of Television Arts and Science lauwerde Foy as the most influential castingdirecteur in the tv world for the past four decades. He died Saturday at age 83 after a fall. He leaves a daughter, a son-in-law, two stepchildren and two grandchildren behind. The man is also survived by his wife, with whom he 23 years, married.