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Jane Lynch Loved Ron Howard on 'Happy Days,' But Took Potsie's Advice Instead (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 16th 2011 4:32AM
Jane Lynch, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Jane Lynch should have followed her heart instead of her 13-year old brain. Then, she might have saved what must have been hours of letter-writing. She admitted on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) to having a huge crush on Ron Howard during his years on 'Happy Days.'

So much so that when some members of the cast were on a local radio station in Chicago promoting the show, she called in and got a chance to talk to them.

It was kind of adorable seeing how excited Lynch was in relating this story, even after all her success. Despite all of her celebrity and fame, she still remembers that sense of excitement from crossing paths with someone famous.

She talked on the phone about her desires to become an actress, and Howard told her to get involved in school plays and then head for LA when she's an adult. It's the path many have taken to fame. But Lynch instead heeded the words of Howard's co-star Anson Williams, who played Potsie.

"You go down to the Screen Actors Guild and get the name of all of the agents in the country and write them all letters," he suggested to a 13-year old girl. "And hopefully someone will sign you."

Being young, eager and impressionable, little Jane Lynch did just that, hand-writing countless letters to agents across the country. How on earth could a talent agent gauge whether or not to sign an actress based on a letter? Was she supposed to "act" through her word?

Watch Jane Lynch's full interview here:

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Scott Baio all the way when it comes to Happy Days. Fonz would be second. Never Richie.

March 16 2011 at 10:06 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

i think the prince is right on getting married with that laddy;
she look very nice et good for him.

March 16 2011 at 5:53 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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