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Erin Moran

Moran's first acting role was at the age of five, in a television commercial for First Federal Bank.[3] At the age of six, she was cast as Jenny Jones in the television series Daktari,[5] which ran from 1966 to 1969. She made her feature-film debut in How Sweet It Is! (1968) with Debbie Reynolds,[6] and made regular appearances on The Don Rickles Show in 1972, and guest appearances in The Courtship of Eddie's Father, My Three Sons, Bearcats!, and Family Affair. As a young child, she also appeared in the television series Gunsmoke.[7] In 1974, at the age of 13, Moran was cast to play her best known role, Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days, the feisty younger sister of Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard). Moran continued the role in 1982, in the short-lived spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi, alongside Scott Baio, although she later stated that she had only reluctantly agreed to star in the series; she would have preferred to remain with Happy Days.[8][9] She won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a New Television Series for her role.[10][11] After Joanie Loves Chachi's cancellation in 1983, she returned to Happy Days for its final season.[12] In 1983, Moran said in an interview that the Happy Days producers had pressured her to change from about the age of 15: they had "suddenly wanted me to lose weight and become this sexy thing


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Born:
Oct 18, 1960 In Burbank - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
15
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Not Another B Movie 2011-07-12
Known For
Poster of Joanie Loves Chachi
Poster of Twirl
Poster of 80 Steps to Jonah
Filmography
Movie Not Another B Movie Mrs. Klien 2011-07-12
Movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Herself 2003-09-05
Series Joanie Loves Chachi 1982-03-23
Movie Galaxy of Terror Alumna 1981-10-01
Movie Twirl Bonnie Lee Jordan 1981-10-25
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Herself 1979-01-01
Series Happy Days Joanie Cunningham 1974-01-15
Movie Lisa, Bright and Dark Tracy Schilling 1973-11-28
Movie Watermelon Man Janice Gerber 1970-01-01
Movie 80 Steps to Jonah Kim 1969-12-01
Movie The Happy Ending Marge (as a child) 1969-12-21
Movie How Sweet It Is! Laurie 1968-08-21
Series Daktari Jenny Jones 1966-01-11
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
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