Henry Winkler Overview

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Born: October 30, 1945

The son of Jewish immigrants who moved to the United States in 1939 to avoid the Holocaust, Henry Winkler was born in Manhattan. His first acting role was playing a tube of toothpaste in a kindergarten play, but by eighth grade, he earned the title role in the school play Billy Budd and was bitten by the acting bug for good. He went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree from Emerson College in 1967, a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1970 and a Ph.D. in Hebrew... See All

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