Famous Hollywood star was just found dead in New York. Few details have been released.
She is the actress who gained fame on film and Broadway. That was before she took on the flirty divorcee on “Three’s Company.” The beautiful Ann Wedgeworth has passed away at age 83.
Reports share that she died Thursday in the New York area. According to her daughter Dianna Martin, she passed away after a long illness. Not many knew she was so sick.
It was back in 1958 when Ann landed the comedy “Make a Million” on Broadway. It was her first Broadway show.
She continued to take on stage roles for decades after that incredible introduction. And she was also the winner of a 1978 Tony award for best featured actress! She was in a play, Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two.”
Ann is probably best known for her role in the TV sitcom, “Three’s Comedy,” though. In the sitcom she played Lana Shields. Lana is an older woman who is in love with her young neighbor Jack, who was played by the incredible John Ritter.
Apparently it was only after nine episodes that her character was written out. She shared that she had no idea it was going to end so quickly, and she had no idea why it did.
In a 1980 interview with People, Wedgeworth said she “had no warning or explanation. Suddenly everyone was very cold to me.”
Eventually, she married actor Rip Torn. They had one daughter and then divorced from their five-year marriage in 1961.
She eventually married again to an acting teacher Ernest Martin. The two of them had a daughter together leaving her with two beautiful girls.
This is a heartbreaking time for everyone who knew her. Please keep them in your prayers during this time.