Whatever happened to “Pinky Tuscadero” from Happy Days?

Whatever happened to “Pinky Tuscadero “ from Happy Days.


She showed up in a few episodes of the TV show Happy Days as Fonzies girlfriend.

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 Roz Kelly Portrayed Pinky Tuscadero , the girlfriend of Fonzie, for several episodes, and was planned to become his long-term girlfriend on the show.   Roz Kelly annoyed the actors and producers and the character was cut.


(This video is awful, its pulled from wikipedia and uses the WRONG Roz Kelly in most of the pictures)

Prior to appearing on the TV program Happy Days, Roz Kelly worked as a staff photographer for New York Magazine, taking  pictures of celebrities like Jimi Hendrix, Soupy Sales, Andy Warhol, Cream, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond and photographer Diane Arbus.


When discord occurred among Kelly, the cast and producers, her character was dropped; she was only mentioned briefly in two later episodes.


 November 29, 1998, Roz  was arrested for firing a 12-gauge shotgun into the living room window of a neighbor’s house after ” a car alarm woke her up”  she also shot the neighbor’s car and another car nearby.

 She pleaded no contest to the charge of firing into the house and was sentenced to three years’ felony probation on October 20, 2000. Kelly was also ordered to receive psychiatric counseling and pay restitution as ordered by the probation department. The neighbor was not home at the time

She  was sentenced  to given 120 days in jail ( on  October 27, 2000)  after pleading “no contest” to  hitting a man with a cane.  Roz got credit for the 98 days that she had already spent in jail awaiting sentencing, – avoiding having to spend any more time in jail.





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1 thought on “Whatever happened to “Pinky Tuscadero” from Happy Days?

  1. Fred Rueck

    I remember her as Roslyn Schwartz (spelling ?) a fellow student in Sacred Heart School, Mt. Vernon, NY. I remember her as very pretty and stylish for the time and frowned upon by the teaching Catholic, Sister’s of Mercy. We often walked part of the way home after school up 2nd street. Happy days.


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