‘Happy Days’ Cast Remembers Erin Moran at Memorial
The cast of “Happy Days” had a bittersweet reunion while remembering their former co-star Erin Moran, who died suddenly of cancer in late April.
In photos provided by Cathy Silvers to “Extra,” some of the cast members pictured at the memorial for Erin include Silvers, Scott Baio, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Ron Howard, and Don Most.
Henry Winkler, who has been busy promoting his new book from the “Here's Hank” series, was absent from the reunion, but did release a statement after receiving news of Erin's passing. He told “Extra” at the time, "I will always remember Erin with her sweet smile that greeted me on the very first day I walked onto the set of 'Happy Days' in 1974. She was only nine years old. For the next 10 years that smile never faded. Unfortunately yesterday it did. My condolences go out to her family. She will always be locked in my heart."
Just a week ago, Howard opened up on her passing on “The Talk,” saying, “It's been a rough time. My stepmother Judy passed away a couple of months ago, so the Erin event really did hit hard… I had no idea she was ill whatsoever… She was always the kid on the set, in a way. When I think of her then, which is how I choose to think of her, she was this feisty, spirited little girl.”
Of life on the set of the hit show, he recalled, "It was kind of a boys' club, we had all the guys goofing around… a lot of hijinks and goofy frat stuff going on. But I do remember a particular moment — we were in rehearsal, in our rehearsal clothes, and it was kind of turning into a shaving cream fight. And she did sneak up behind Henry Winkler with a pretty good shaving cream pie, and she got him.”
Aside from the cast, Erin's other friends Steven Wishnoff and Paul Petersen recently remembered her positive energy after her death, even sharing one of the last photos of her.