Ron Howard’s costar in East My Dust, actress Christopher Norris, went on to a role on Trapper John, M.D., as nurse Gloria Brancusi.
Actor Dave Madden, Big Bubba Jones in Eat My Dust, is best remembered by many TV fans from his role as manager Reuben Kincaid on The Partridge Family.
Other than its title, Grand Theft Auto has no relation to the violent videogame of the same name.
To stir up support among movie-going teens, Grand Theft Auto sponsored a contest with 16 Magazine, and the winner received a bit part. You can see her as the girl who catches the bouquet in the wedding scene.
Grand Theft Auto took only 15 days to shoot.
In 1971, Ron Howard was a contestant on The Dating Game. He chose bachelorette No. 2.
Howard had a costarring role in The Shootist (1976), John Wayne’s final movie.
A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13, both directed by Howard, are on the National Film Association’s list The 100 Most Inspiring Movies Of All Time.
Happy Days costar Henry “Fonzie” Winkler is godfather to his Howard’s daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, an actress whose movies include Spider-Man 3, The Village, Hereafter and Terminator Salvation.
Howard and wife Cheryl have been married for 36 years.