Actor Don Most (Happy Days, Glee) has gone from playing Ralph Malph to directing, to finally living out his passion of singing big band swing. But he hasn’t forgotten the memories of the experimental film he and Ron Howard never made, or Jerry Paris’s attempt to mentor to the young Happy Days cast. He also shares why he’s involved in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, why he went from Donny Most to Don Most to D Most, and how perseverance will make your dreams a reality.
LESSONS FROM DON:
It is never too late to pursue your dreams.
Whenever you hit a wall, find another way around.
Perseverance, perseverance, perseverance.
- Vaudeville is making a comeback.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Learn about Don Most’s work in music, film & TV, and directing on his website
The Jolson Story, Don's inspiration
Screenshot of Ed’s appearance on the Happy Days episode “The Deadly Dares”
Watch the trailer for Moola
La La Land, the movie
LA Times’s article about Phoenix’s future as an uninhabitable city
Famous alumni from Erasmus Hall High School (including Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond)
A tribute to director & actor Jerry Paris (Dick Van Dyke Show)
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