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Bob Brunner, a writer-producer on the classic ABC sitcom Happy Days who named Henry Winkler's "Fonzie" but also -- as legend has it -- suggested the character jump a shark in a now-infamous 1977 episode, has died. He was 78. Brunner, who teamed often with Happy Days creator Garry Marshall -- the two met in 1959 while working as copyboys for The New York Daily News -- died Oct. 28 of a heart attack near his home in Northridge, Calif., according to Heather Hall, a longtime Marshall staffer at his Henderson Production Company and the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. Photos: Hollywood's Notable

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