Erin Moran, 'Happy Days' actress, dead at 56

"I said, 'Weren't you on Happy Days?' and she said, 'Yeah, ' in a way I could tell she missed it".

Moran appeared in 239 of 255 "Happy Days" episodes between 1974 and 1984, and starred in the spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi". According to United States media TMZ, who reported on Sunday, relief was called to Corydon after receiving a call for an "unconscious woman".

IN authorities have yet to confirm Moran's cause of death.

Still according to TMZ, the actress would have experienced the celebrity post Happy days, between "alcohol and unusual behavior" and big financial problems. Moran's neighbors also said that in the months prior to her death, Erin Moran had become more reclusive.

In recent years the actress who played Joanie Cunningham was in the news for her financial struggles, battles with depression and accounts of homelessness, living in hotels and even a drunken brawl with her mother-in-law.

"Now you will finally have the peace you wanted to badly here on earth", Winkler wrote. Stay in peace, serenely Now ...

"I would love to do a feature (film), I'd love to do a play", she told CNN in 1981 when asked what she'd like to do after "Happy Days".

According to reports and the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, authorities in IN responded to a 911 phone call on Saturday afternoon and found Moran unresponsive. "I said, 'I used to watch your show all the time when I was a kid.' And she smiled and changed the subject like it was too much to talk about".

"So sad to share that my friend Erin Moran has passed away".

Moran also made appearances in "Murder, She Wrote", "The Love Boat", and "The Bold and the handsome". In 2012, she lived in her in-law's trailer in IN to look after Moran and her husband, Steve Fleischmann moved into his mother's trailer.

In 2010, Moran and several of her "Happy Days" co-stars sued CBS over payments they argued they were due on merchandising from the show.

Although Erin Moran was best known for her work on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, she also acted on The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, and The Bold and the handsome. While other cast members continued to act or direct, acting work dried up for Moran.

  • Salvatore Jensen