Sunday, April 23, 2017
Unhappy day about Erin Moran
Erin Marie Moran, the Joanie who loved Chachi on the “Happy Days” TV series (1947-1984), is dead at age 56.
Marion Ross and Tom Bosley played her parents. Ronnie Howard played her brother, Richie.
The #1 draw on the series was Henry Winkler as the cool and hip The Fonz.
Anson Williams played Potsie, Don Most played Ralph Malph, Pat Morita played Arnold, Penny Marshall was Laverne, Cindy Williams played Shirley, Robin Williams, who died in 2014, played Mork for 2 episodes before getting his own series.
Moran and Scott Baio reprieved their characters in the short-lived spinoff, "Joanie Loves Chachi.” Other "Happy Days" spin-offs were "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy."
Erin has been married to Steven Fleischmann since 1993, after divorcing Rocky Ferguson, her husband since 1987.
Bosley died in 2010, Al Molinaro (Al, who replaced Morita as the owner of the diner, the setting for many of the episodes) in 2015 and producer Garry Marshall in 2016.