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The Fonz, The Hoff, and The Queen: Stars of pantomime

Updated 7:38 AM ET, Fri December 20, 2013
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Pantomime is a British Christmas tradition that sees classic fairy tales brought to life onstage. In recent years, international TV and movie stars have been gracing the panto stage. Pictured, Henry Winkler makes his debut as Hook at New Wimbledon Theatre (2006). Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Princess Margaret (L) and Princess Elizabeth (R) on stage in a pantomime of "Cinderella" at Windsor Castle in 1941. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
David Hasselhoff debuts in pantomime as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan" at the New Wimbledon Theatre (2010). Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Dirk Benedict (who played Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The "A-Team" television series) as King Rat in "Dick Whittington," in Milton Keynes (2010). Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Steve Guttenberg ("Three Men and A Baby" and four "Police Academy" films) as Baron Hardup in "Cinderella" at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley (2008). Guttenberg apparently turned down two movie offers to play Baron Hardup -- taking the advice of his good friend Henry Winkler. Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Hollywood royalty Mickey Rooney makes his debut as Baron Hardup in "Cinderella" at Sunderland Empire (2007). Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Patrick Duffy (best known for his role on Dallas, where he played Bobby Ewing) makes his debut as Baron Hardup in "Cinderella," at New Victoria Theatre in Woking, Surrey (2006). Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Another Hook -- Paul Michael Glaser at The Churchill, Bromley (2007). Glaser is best known for playing Starsky in 1970s television show "Starsky and Hutch." Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Priscilla Presley makes her pantomime debut at the New Wimbledon theater, London. (2012). She returns to the pantomime stage this year to play the Wicked Queen in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" opposite "Willow" actor Warwick Davis. Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Simon Callow (most often seen performing Shakespeare but perhaps best remembered worldwide for his roles in "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "A Room with a View" and "Shakespeare in Love") as Abanazar in "Aladdin" at the Richmond Theatre, Surrey (2005). Courtesy First Family Entertainment
Winkler dons the hook and curly wig once again this year at the Richmond Theatre (2013). Courtesy Richmond Theatre