[PICS] Erin Moran Photos — See The Late ‘Happy Days’ Actress – Hollywood Life
She was Moran was found unresponsive Saturday afternoon and died in her home in New Salisbury, Ind. Moran, who started acting at 5, got her first taste of television in a commercial for First Federal Bank. At 12, she landed her biggest role: Joanie, the freckle-faced troublemaker and sister of Richie Cunningham, the all-American teenager played by Ron Howard. She was only 22 when the show ended, but despite minor appearances on other shows, she never held another leading role. After the shows were over, Ms.
Her father was a finance manager, and her interest in acting was supported by her mother, who signed her with an agent when she was five years old. Moran's first acting role was at the age of five, in a television commercial for First Federal Bank. She made her feature-film debut in How Sweet It Is!