Tony Award Winning Actress and 'Three's Company' Star Passes Away

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November 17, 2017Nov 17, 2017

The acting community lost a wonderful woman on Thursday. Ann Wedgeworth has passed away at the age of 83.

Ann was a Tony Award-winning actress who appeared on numerous major television shows during her career. 

“After playing Marie Warren and, later, Angie Talbot on CBS soap The Edge of Night, Wedgeworth moved to NBC's Another World in 1967 to create the role of Lahoma Vane. In March 1970, Lahoma and her husband, Sam Lucas, left Bay City for the spin-off series Somerset. Wedgeworth left Somerset in September 1973,” according to reports.

She is most notably known for playing the memorable character of Lana Shields on the hit television show, "Three’s Company." Her credits also include Filthy Rich, Evening Shade, One Life to Live (as Charlie Barnes), and Roseanne.

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Ann was originally born in Abilene, Texas. Her first name is Elizabeth, although, she decided to go by the name Ann after graduating from the University of Texas in 1957. She moved to New York shortly after and attended the famous acting school known as The Actor’s Studio.

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