It was a hard weekend for famous TV legends, but one we were definitely not ready for was the loss of actress Ann Wedgeworth. The former star passed away peacefully surrounded by close family members at a nursing home in New York she had been residing in for some time.
A Texas native, Wedgeworth rose to fame by performing in a series of Broadway productions, with her debut in Make A Million in 1958 at the age of 24. She would continue her theater appearances for the next fifteen years, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, in Neil Simon's Chapter Two.
After a successful career on Broadway, the actress began starring in major roles for popular daytime soap operas. Her appearances in The Edge of Night, Another World, and spin-off series Somerset gave her the experience to take on more complex roles.
However, it wasn't until she was cast into the widely popular ABC sitcom Three's Company that her name became headline worthy. It was also here that she got her first taste of showbiz drama!