Erin Moran was only six years old when she played the role of Jenny Jones in the TV series “Daktari”, which ran from 1966 to 1969. She acted in “How Sweet It Is!” with Debbie Reynolds, and made regular appearances on “The Don Rickles Show” and guest appearances in “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, “My Three Sons”, and “The Walton”s and Gunsmoke. But her breakthrough came at the age of 13 when she was cast to play her best-known role, Joanie Cunningham on the 70s sitcom “Happy Days”. She won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a New Television Series for her role.
After “Happy Days” ended Moran’s career never fully recovered. She became so poor that she was kicked out of her trailer park home and ended up being homeless. It started in 2012 when Moran went bankrupt and was evicted from her home in California. After that unfortunate event, she was forced to move into a trailer park. She lived there for a few years before being kicked out. She died of throat cancer at the age of 56, penniless.