The American television sitcom “Three’s Company” aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, and became an iconic series of its time. The show focused on three roommates living in a Santa Monica apartment and the misunderstandings that arose from their day-to-day interactions, particularly because of their living arrangement.
Here’s a look at the original cast and what became of them:
John Ritter as Jack Tripper
John Ritter played Jack Tripper, a clumsy but endearing culinary student who shares an apartment with two women. Born on September 17, 1948, John Ritter was an incredibly versatile actor who went on to work in numerous TV shows and movies. Tragically, Ritter died at a young age, passing away on September 11, 2003. His death was caused by aortic dissection, and he died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. He was 54.
Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood
Joyce DeWitt portrayed Janet Wood, a down-to-earth young woman working as a florist. Born on April 23, 1949, DeWitt largely retired from acting after “Three’s Company” but has made sporadic appearances in film and stage productions. She remains active in various charitable endeavors and has mostly stayed out of the limelight.
Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow
Suzanne Somers was Chrissy Snow, the stereotypically ditzy but lovable blonde roommate. Born on October 16, 1946, Somers left the show in 1980 due to a contractual dispute. She later became an entrepreneur, health spokesperson, and author, enjoying a long and diverse career. She passed away in 2023 after a decades long battle with breast cancer.
Norman Fell as Stanley Roper
Norman Fell played the role of Stanley Roper, the often-grumpy landlord. Born on March 24, 1924, Fell continued to work in television and film after his time on “Three’s Company.” He passed away on December 14, 1998, from bone cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 74.
Audra Lindley as Helen Roper
Audra Lindley portrayed Helen Roper, Stanley’s more understanding and flirtatious wife. Born on September 24, 1918, Lindley continued to act until her death. She passed away on October 16, 1997, from leukemia in Los Angeles, California. She was 79.
Richard Kline as Larry Dallas
Richard Kline played the role of Larry Dallas, Jack’s best friend and a notorious ladies’ man. Born on April 29, 1944, Kline has remained active in both stage and television work. He has made guest appearances on numerous TV shows and continues to act.
The original cast of “Three’s Company” brought laughter to millions of homes, and they left a lasting legacy in the annals of television history.