On Thursday, Ann Wedgeworth — who was best known for her role on Three’s Company — died at the age of 83, according to multiple reports.
According to The Hollywood Reporter , Diánna Martin — one of Wedgeworth’s daughter — said her mother passed away in a nursing home close to New York City following a long illness.
One year later, she joined the cast of Three’s Company as Lana Shields, but was written off after nine episodes.
In 1980, Wedgeworth told PEOPLE that she was abruptly dropped from the show two weeks before the holiday hiatus.
But she revealed that her second husband, director and acting coach Ernie Martin — who asked her to marry him on their first date — was the perfect match for her.
- 'Three's Company' actress Ann Wedgeworth dies at 83USA TODAY
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- Ann Wedgeworth, 'Three's Company' Actress, Dies at 83Variety
- Ann Wedgeworth, Actress in 'Scarecrow' and 'Three's Company,' Dies at 83Hollywood Reporter
- Ann Wedgeworth, Known for 'Three's Company' Role, Dies at 83NBC New York
- Ann Wedgeworth Dies: 'Three's Company', 'Sweet Dreams' Actress Was 83Deadline
- Ann Wedgeworth, 'Three's Company' and 'Evening Shade' actress, dead at 83New York Daily News
- Tony Winner Ann Wedgeworth Dies at 83Playbill.com
- Ann Wedgeworth, a star of 'Three's Company,' is dead at 83New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV