Where Is She Now: Joyce DeWitt (Actress) as Janet - Three's Company.
Name: Joyce DeWitt
Born: April 23, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia
Claim To Fame: If you know who Joyce DeWitt is then you most certainly
associate her with that of the role of Janet Wood on the TV show 'Three's
On the show she, Suzanne Sommers and John Ritter shot to fame and help make it
one of the most popular shows on TV.
It still remains popular in reruns on Nick at Nite.
Family Life: Family Life: She dated actor Ray Buktenica and even lived with him for seven
years. After the two broke up, she began dating her agent/manager Stuart
Ehrlich. Sometime after their failed relationship, she dated 'Roots' star LeVar
Burton. The interracial relationship was not accepted by Joyce's parents and due
to the strain, it only lasted six months.
Info: Even though Joyce was born in Wheeling, West Virginia but grew
up in Indiana.
ABC offered her a choice of two comedy pilots but gave her only 24 hours to
decide on which. After reading both scripts in a hurry, she chose the one about
one guy living with two girls "Three's Company". She chose well, the other show
Trivia: Her nickname is Joycey
Auditioned as Fonzie's girlfriend on "Happy Days" before "Three's Company."
In the original pilot pitch for "Three's Company", the part of the brunette
roommate went to actress Valerie Curtin and the character's name was Jenny.
Jenny was like Janet except more sarcastic and much more sex-starved. Jenny was
funny but it was Joyce DeWitt who perfected the role in the series second pilot
Is a part of the LIFE (Love Is Feeding Everyone) organization where she, and
other famous actors, are helping fight world hunger and homelessness.
She played herself on a Canadian sitcom called "Twitch City." in an episode
called 'I Look Like Joyce DeWitt.'
She has not spoken to Suzanne Somers since Suzanne's final
appearance on "Three's Company", except for writing her a note around the
time of John Ritter's death.
Where Is She Now: After "Three's Company" ended, she traveled the world before settling in New
Mexico (as well as splitting time in California).
Also after the show starred in numerous theatrical productions including the
American rock musical, Leader of the Pack, the Australian comedy, Daylight
Saving, the British farce Noises Off, the revival of Cole Porter's Anything
Goes, and the Broadway musical Olympus on My Mind. For the latter, she
participated in the cast recording and made her first record album.
In 2003 she tried returning to acting but didn't get many roles.
Most recently you may have seen her in a 'Desperate Housewives' spoof where she
played Susan Mayer the role Teri Hatcher plays.
Write To Joyce DeWitt:
01 Ocean Avenue L-4
Santa Monica, CA 90402
PO Box 7309
Santa Monica, CA 90406
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