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Erin Moran, Joanie from "Happy Days," dead at age 56

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Actress Erin Moran dies at 56 00:39

“Happy Days” actress Erin Moran died at the age of 56, CBS News has confirmed.

Moran played Joanie Cunningham on the hit show “Happy Days” and its short-lived spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi” with Scott Baio.

Around 4:07 p.m. Harrison County dispatch in Corydon, Indiana, received a 911 call for an unresponsive female.

First responders determined that Moran was deceased.

An autopsy is pending and further details were not immediately available.

Actresses Erin Moran, left, and Marion Ross pose together at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ “A Father’s Day Salute to TV Dads” in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Thu., June 18, 2009. AP

“Happy Days,” a sitcom set in Milwaukee, was broadcast from 1974-1984. It also starred Ron Howard and Henry Winkler played Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli.

Moran made guest appearances on series such as “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Love Boat.”

In this July 12, 2001 file photo, Garry Marshall, from left, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Henry Winkler, and Anson Williams of the television show “Happy Days,” pose after Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. AP

Winkler took to Twitter late Saturday to express his condolences -- along with other celebrities.

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