One of the stars of Happy Days, Erin Moran, is close to broke and is living in a rundown trailer park. Moran is 51 and played Richie Cunningham’s little sister Joanie on the hit 1970s sitcom. She was recently evicted from her home in California. Moran has not had an acting job for quite some time now and her and her husband, Steve Fleischmann are sharing a trailer with Fleischmann’s elderly mom in Berkshire Pointe Mobile Home Park in New Salisbury, Indiana.
“Life hasn’t been kind to Erin since the foreclosure of her home,” a family friend said. “She and Steve moved in with his ailing mother at the trailer park a few weeks back. Erin is like an angel to her mother-in-law. She cooks and cleans for her and takes care of her personal hygiene. But to look at Erin today you’d never know she was once one of TV’s biggest stars. Her peaches-and-cream complexion is a maze of wrinkles and crow’s feet. She’s aged terribly.”
Erin and Steve married in 1993. She said she is trying to keep a good attitude about the situation.
“She’s been mingling with the locals and taking pictures with people who recognize her. She’s even frequented the local bar,” the source said.
One night Erin decided to show her breasts to a bar crowd but almost no one knew who she was.
“Erin and Steve were having fun with some friends when someone dared Erin to flash her boobs,” the source said.
“After some heavy coaxing, Erin quickly lifted her T-shirt. But other than her few friends, no one recognized her! Most of the customers were scratching their heads and asking, ‘What was that all about?’ and ‘Who the heck is Erin Moran?’”
“It’s been a rough few years for Erin and Steve,” the source said. “He’s trying to make ends meet by working at Walmart, and all Erin can do is try and get back to work. But with her fading looks, that doesn’t seem hopeful. For now, personal appearances are her bread and butter.”