Marion Ross, otherwise knows as Mrs. C by fans of the 70s-80s sitcom "Happy Days" is back in her home state of Minnesota this holiday weekend for the unveiling of a statue in her honor.

Marion Ross was born in Watertown, Minnesota in 1928.  She is 92 years old, but to me she will always eternally look like she did on Happy Days.  She is timeless.  She also lived in Waconia for a bit, she moved to Willmar and eventually to Albert Lea where the statue will be unveiled this weekend. According to Wikipedia, she studied drama in Minneapolis, before moving to California which is where she graduated from high school.  She was in several productions before landing the role of Mrs. Cunningham in Happy Days in 1974.

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Marion Ross Performing arts center, Albert Lea
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There has been a group in Albert Lea putting together a fund to get a statue of Marion Ross for two years.  It's finally happening this Friday night (today) at 5:30.  According to KAAL TV in Rochester, Ross is expected to be at the unveiling, then there is a reception afterwards at the 3 Oak Winery including some food trucks, wine and time with Marion Ross.  She will be staying in town and will serve as the Grand Marshall of the parade that is scheduled for the 3rd (tomorrow).  Everyone and anyone may attend the festivities.

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The bronze statue will now be a permanent fixture in front of the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, and after the unveiling, there will be a photo op for anyone interested in getting a picture with her- Marion, not the statue.  Although you could do that too.

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