A narrative I wrote over a year ago….. Reblogged as a tribute to Richie’s little sis who sadly passed over the weekend…
RIP Erin Moran
1970’s American kid’s comedy shows are well represented today when it comes to birthdays. Both Happy Days actress Erin Moran and Mork and Mindy star Pam Dawber celebrate the day of their birth, along with Ralph Malph’s freckles which are 50 today.
Erin Moran who played Joanie Cunningham is 55 today, whilst Pam Dawber who played Mindy opposite Robin William’s Mork turns 64.
I had no idea, until this morning, that Moran started her career as part of the cast on 1960’s children drama Daktari. She initially auditioned for the show, set in an East African Animal Study Centre, as the part of Clarence the cross-eyed lion. Unfortunately, as she didn’t have cross-eyes (or was a lion) she was rejected for the role.
However, she impressed the casting team enough to land the role of orphan Jenny Jones.The part she initially went for was given to a real cross eyed…
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