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`HAPPY DAYS' SITCOM WAS AN UNHAPPY TIME FOR ACTRESS

Erin Moran says her days on "Happy Days" weren't happy at all.

Moran, in an interview aired Thursday on "The Maury Povich Show," said that while she was playing little Joanie on the sitcom, she was being physically and mentally abused at home by her mother and heavy-drinking father.Moran says she looked to the cast to be her second family but that didn't help.

"They felt they really didn't need to talk to me or help me because (they thought) I was fine," says Moran, who declined to take part in a recent "Happy Days" reunion show.

"I can (blame them for not helping more) because they didn't think of anyone but themselves and money."

Nonetheless, Moran says "I love them all very much" and she would like to make a movie about her life with"Happy Days" star Ron Howard directing.