Here’s What The 20 Most Influential Characters Of Happy Days Are Up To Now

Erin Moran: Joanie Cunningham

The youngest child in the Cunningham household, “Shortcake” was a bit of a rebel. Moran’s character would dabble in things — such as smoking and dangerous boys — that the family did not like. However, that all changed after forming an inseparable bond with future fianc√© Chachi (played by Scott Baio).

Prior to her time on Happy Days, Moran had carved out quite a nice career for herself as a child actress. The popularity surrounding her on-screen relationship with Baio resulted in the spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. After acting into the mid 1980’s, Moran took a long hiatus — appearing sparingly in low-budget projects. Her personal life was beset by reported substance abuse issues. She sadly passed away due to stage-four throat cancer on April 22, 2017. She was 56 years of age.

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