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Throwback Thursday: ‘Happy Days’

With the tragic passing of Erin Moran on this past Saturday, April 22, it seemed fitting to honor one of her most well-known TV shows, Happy Days, for this week's Throwback Thursday post. Who remembers this intro theme song? "These happy days are yours and mine..." The show originally aired in the 1970's and was set in Milwaukee during the mid-1950s to 1960's. The program centered on a teen, Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard) and his family - his father Howard (Tom Bosley), mother Marion (Marion Ross), and sister Joanie (Erin...
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“Happy Days” Cast Remembers Erin Moran

This weekend, Hollywood lost another child star whose rise to fame was found in a beloved 70s sitcom. Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham on the hit show Happy Days, passed away at the age of 56. After an autopsy, it has since been confirmed that Moran's cause of death was complications due to cancer. Now, her costars of Days have commented on her passing, either to People Magazine, official statements, or Twitter, and have had kind words to say about Moran. “I am so incredibly sad to hear about...

‘Happy Days’ Creator and ‘Pretty Woman’ Director Garry Marshall Dies at 81

Legendary writer and director Garry Marshall died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke.  His death was confirmed by his publicist.  He was 81 years old. Marshall began his entertainment career in the 1960s by selling jokes to comedians before moving to writing sketches for The Tonight Show.  He went on to create/write several hit comedy sitcoms including The Lucy Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days and Mork and Mindy. Marshall was also a prominent influence in the film industry, making the...