Terry Morrow: Actress brings 'Happy Days' to hungry fans

PIGEON FORGE — A cast member from "Happy Days" will be whipping up treats around here today.

Cathy Silvers, who played Jenny Piccolo on the ABC sitcom from the 1970s, will make an appearance at the Happy Days Diner to meet fans, sign autographs and do a little cooking.

She will be at the diner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for an autograph/photograph session.

Though Silvers says playing Jenny was the most fun she ever had in her life, the 51-year-old actress is now a professionally trained health food chef. During her local appearance, she will prepare a "Jenny Piccolo" Healthy Living shake and a "Jenny Piccolo" salad master salad for guests.

This will be her first visit to the diner.

The diner's menu includes Fonzarreli's Chicken Parmesan, Chachi's Grilled Cheese, the Cunningham Club and Mrs. C's Fried Chicken Salad.

Silvers is the author of "Happy Days Healthy Living" that talks about her Hollywood childhood and acting career.

She is the daughter of legendary comic Phil Silvers. During her visit, Silver will take in the show at the Comedy Barn theater.

Silvers also is host of "The Healthy Living Show" on the web-based Healthy Living Network.

Happy Days Diner is one-half block past light No. 3 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. There will be a photograph/ autograph session open to the public while Silvers is at the diner.

In the park

Knoxville native John Cullum, 82, is spending his summer in the park.

Not just any park.

It's Central Park.

And he's performing Shakespeare in the Park for a one-night-only performance reading of "Romeo and Juliet" Monday night in New York City.

He's sharing the stage with other Shakespeare in the Park alumni F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, David Harbour, Bill Irwin, Sandra Oh, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Stuhlbarg and Sharon Washington.

They are staging a reading at the Delacorte Theater.


Knoxville native Christina Hendricks, who stars on "Mad Men" as office manager/ ad agency partner Joan, is up for best supporting actress at the Critics' Choice Television Awards.

The awards will be handed out Monday in Beverly Hills.

Hendricks also will be a presenter at the ceremony for the professional organization of broadcasters who are television critics.

New role

Former Knoxville resident Logan Marshall-Green can be seen in the big-screen sci-fi flick "Prometheus."

He plays Holloway, a Prometheus crew member.

Marshall-Green, who is originally from Charleston, S.C., was a student at the University of Tennessee and wrote for the campus newspaper The Daily Beacon. He covered Knoxville's bar scene.

Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or morrowt@knoxville.com.

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