Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Happy Days Online / Happy Days links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Happy Days Photo Gallery


Happy Days - The Complete First Season

Buy Happy Days - The Complete First Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Second Season

Buy Happy Days - The Second Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Third Season

Buy Happy Days - The Third Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fourth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fourth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fifth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fifth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Sixth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Sixth Season on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Happy Days
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Comic Veteran Joins TBS Comedy People of Earth; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1, 2017)
ABC 2017 Season Finale Dates; Amazon's Comedy The Tick Coming in August
The Detour Gets 3rd Season on TBS; I Love Lucy Back on CBS in May
Celebs Line Up for Season 2 of Pyramid; NBC Pulls Powerless
Remembering Erin Moran of Happy Days; NBC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Great News - Premieres Tuesday (April 25)
Week 31 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did
SitcomsOnline Digest: A Look at Possible New Series for the Fall; The Wayans Bros. Continues on DVD After 12 Year Hiatus
TV Land Picks Up New Seasons of Comedies; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24, 2017)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2010, 12:58 AM   #1
Zoneboy
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
RIP, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU :(
 
Zoneboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13, 2003
Location: AT HOME WISHING ALL THIS WAS JUST A DREAM AND THAT I'LL WAKE UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE.
Posts: 29,772
Unhappy Kathy O'Dare (Mary Lou Milligan) 1957-2010

Link

Kathleen Rose D'Orazi, born and raised in Eagle Rock, who had an acting stage name of "Kathy O'Dare", passed away Sunday July 18th, at her home in Riverside, California.

Kathleen D'Orazi attended St. Dominic's Grammar School, and graduated from Eagle Rock High School in 1975, and graduated from Glendale College. Kathleen D'Orazi had quite an actress career. She was a child star as "One of the Sour Grape Girls" in the Banana Splits Adventure in the early 1970's, and got her big break as a leading star in the first episode of Happy Days TV Show in 1974 as Mary Lou Milligan, starring Ronnie Howard (Richie) and Henry Winkler, (The Fonz).

She had many other credits on such shows as the Brady Bunch, and a movie with Ronnie Howard called "Eat My Dust". Kathleen was born August 27th, 1957 of Tony and Miltreta D'Orazi. Her father Tony D'Orazi, was a TV Star in the early 1950's, and had his own show for 3 years, called "Uncle Tony O'Dare, First Cartoonist of the Air". Kathleen's dad was a renowned artist in the Eagle Rock after his TV Career and raised his family on Norwalk Ave.

She had been studying dance and acting since she was three years old. She leaves behind her mother, Miltreta, who lives in San Diego, brother Mike, Eagle Rock Class of 1958, and her brother David, Eagle Rock Class of Summer of 1967, and a 13 year old daughter, Miltreta Mae D'Orazi, who resides in Cardiff by the Sea, California.



__________________
As long as people talk about you, you're not really dead. As long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn't die just because the man does.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
Marvo301
Forum Veteran
I'm NOT a Blockhead!
 
Marvo301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2002
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 20,678
Unhappy

Kathy O'Dare
__________________
Only a life lived for others is worth living. Albert Einstein

A life isn't worth living unless it has impact on other lives. Jackie Robinson

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 02:30 AM   #3
Elvis Fonzie Dean
Moderator
Forum Veteran
Member
 
Elvis Fonzie Dean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 02, 2003
Location: theUSofA
Posts: 15,620
Default

R.I.P. Kathy O'Dare.
__________________
Richie:Your lucky this is your jacket because next time its gonna be you!

The Fonz:Tell me something Dean...how did he get his jacket inside the bed?

http://www.lindapurl.net/gallery/career/hday1.jpg
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 02:37 AM   #4
Stormtracker TF
Moderator
Forum Idol
Don Porter
 
Stormtracker TF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 19, 2002
Location: Dearborn, Michigan
Posts: 101,706
Default

Wow, she was still young. Very sad, R.I.P.
__________________
HAPPY EASTER!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 02:18 PM   #5
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,230
Unhappy

__________________
"Jesus loves you and He approves this message."

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can." - Valerie Harper, March 2013
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:37 PM   #6
Adamantium
Senior Member
TVAdam No More
 
Adamantium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 11, 2002
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Posts: 6,645
Default

That's too bad.

She made the first episode very memorable.

Mary Lou: (to Richie) "You kiss funny."
__________________
-Adam Hauck

My NEW Top 20 Favorite Sitcoms List…
(1) NewsRadio (2) Community (3) Taxi (4) Wings (5) Boy Meets World
(6) Ellen (7) Andy Richter Controls the Universe (8) I Love Lucy (9) Cheers (10) The Office
(11) Married … With Children (12) Night Court (13) Hey Dude (14) The Honeymooners (15) Parks & Recreation
(16) Futurama (17) The King of Queens (18) That '70s Show (19) Grounded for Life (20) Mister Ed
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 08:47 PM   #7
Smartboy
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 06, 2007
Location: South Orange, NJ
Posts: 3,434
Default

One thing that I could not figure out from this link is what exactly she died of. Does anyone reading this know the answer?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 05:52 PM   #8
TJ
Administrator
Administrator
 
TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2000
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 7,565
Send a message via AIM to TJ
Default

Sad news. She was very cute. She also appeared in a second episode, "Fonzie's New Friend," as Lois. She also played Pete's girlfriend in "Two Petes in a Pod" on The Brady Bunch.
Attached Images
 
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 08:45 PM   #9
Smartboy
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 06, 2007
Location: South Orange, NJ
Posts: 3,434
Default

My question about what she died of has still not been answered. Dose anyone reading this know?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 09:12 PM   #10
Zoneboy
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
RIP, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU :(
 
Zoneboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13, 2003
Location: AT HOME WISHING ALL THIS WAS JUST A DREAM AND THAT I'LL WAKE UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE.
Posts: 29,772
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smartboy
My question about what she died of has still not been answered. Dose anyone reading this know?

The cause of death wasn't mentioned and this was the only source I found.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 01:49 AM   #11
Smartboy
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 06, 2007
Location: South Orange, NJ
Posts: 3,434
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoneboy
The cause of death wasn't mentioned and this was the only source I found.


Thank you for your efforts to satisfy my curiousity.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 10:43 AM   #12
Dr. Thong
Senior Member
a/k/a "ACK!"
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,645
Default

She was a cute girl. It was easy to see why everyone wanted to date her on that first episode.

Very sad she passed so young.
__________________
"Sunday has been cancelled due to lack of interest. That is all."
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #13
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,230
Default

Richie was blowing in her ear that first episode, right? My memories of Mary Lou are very fuzzy - probably since it's been ages since I've seen early HD.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 09:36 PM   #14
biffbronson
Senior Member
Member
 
biffbronson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 22, 2009
Location: It was summertime in northern Michigan... singin' "Sweet Home Alabama" all summer long!
Posts: 2,806
Default

That's right -- Potsie had coached Richie on things like seating position for putting his arm around her, and even bra-unclasping technique...! And what it meant (supposedly) when she twirled her hair...
Coincidentally I just watched that first episode earlier this week. Kathy was more beautiful than I had remembered. She was well-cast and her performance was very good.

This is really sad news. May she rest in peace.
__________________
In memory of lovely Erin Moran 1960-2017

"For you are beautiful ~ And I have loved you dearly ~ More dearly than the spoken word can tell..."

"It was 1989, my thoughts were short my hair was long..."

"It's just a dugout that my dad built... In case the reds decide to push the button down..."
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 12:41 AM   #15
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,230
Default

^ Thanks for clarifying!!
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.