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Joanie loves Chachi ... and trailer parks: Sad news on actress Erin Moran

joanie-chachi.jpg_640_320.jpgThis can't possibly be true: Former Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi actress Erin Moran has fallen on hard financial times and is now living in a trailer park in Indiana.

But that's what the UK's Daily Mail is reporting, and I find it heartbreaking.

"The 51-year-old actress is a shadow of her former-self after being evicted from her California home recently," the paper reports, albeit quoting the National Enquirer. Moran "is barely recognised by the public anymore which is also affecting her."

Help could be on the way. The cast of TV's Happy Days is suing CBS over royalties from merchandising and DVD releases.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show's cast (including Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Don Most, Moran and the wife of the late Tom Bosley -- but not Henry Winkler or Ron Howard) have filed a $10 million lawsuit. On Tuesday, a judge denied CBS' summary judgment motion, which could send this battle to a courtroom.

Let's just hope it's soon enough for Joanie.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:47am]


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