Actress Ann Wedgeworth dead at 83

Ann Wedgeworth, who starred in “Three’s Company,” “Scarecrow” and “Evening Shade” died on Thursday.

She was 83.

The Tony Award-winning actress died after a lengthy stay at a New York area nursing home, her daughter confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Wedgeworth won the Tony in 1978 for her role in Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” directed by Herbert Ross. She also received the National Society of Film Critics Award in 1977 for best supporting actress in Jonathan Demme’s “Citizens Band.”

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“Three’s Company” episode from 1979 starring Joyce Dewitt, Suzanne Somers, John Ritter and Ann Wedgeworth.

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Her role on “Three’s Company” was Lana Shields, a three-time divorcee, who moves next-door to the trio, but her role was short-lived and because of a mutual decision, she left after a handful of episodes, according to THR.

She also had a featured role on the CBS sitcom “Evening Shade” starring Burt Reynolds for four seasons between 1990-1994.

Wedgeworth portrayed a loving mother to Patsy Cline (Jessica Lange) in “Sweet Dreams” in 1985, as well as Sissy Spacek’s mom in 1991’s “Hard Promises.”

The accomplished actress had countless other roles in Broadway and in film, including playing the wife to Robert DeNiro in “Bang the Drum Slowly.”

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One of the largest films she was known for is “Scarecrow” in 1973, which was a co-winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Wedgeworth starred alongside Gene Hackman and Al Pacino.

She is survived by husband Ernest Martin, daughter Dianna and son, Michael.

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