The Daily Mail: 'As a child I was treated like an idiot and chastised constantly': Under the microscope with Henry Winkler

March 26th, 2012

The Daily Mail
By Sarah Ewing
March 26, 2012



The Happy Days star, 66, on being diagnosed with dyslexia in his thirties, going from almost blindness to 20-20 vision and why he’s an optimist.

‘You have greatness in you whether you’re in the top 10 per cent or the bottom 3 per cent,’ said Henry Winkler

ARE YOU AS CHEERFUL AS THE FONZ?

Yes — I’m a glass half-full person. Sure, I get sad and I worry a lot, but my entire life is based on a phrase that I’m always repeating to my three children: ‘If you will it, it is not a dream.’

DO YOU KEEP FIT?

I should probably exercise more, but I move around a lot — I’m not a person who likes to sit still for long! I’m also a keen angler, which gets me out in the fresh air.

EAT HEALTHILY?

Yes, I’m pretty conscientious about getting at least five fruit and veg a day. My food philosophy is to eat like a king in the morning, a prince in the afternoon and a pauper at night. Dinner is often just soup.

BIGGEST VICE?

I’m drawn to sauces and saucy things, and soft, stinky French cheese just about puts me over the edge.