Ann Wedgeworth

American actress (1934-2017)

Ann Wedgeworth (January 21, 1934 – November 16, 2017) was an American actress. She was best known for her roles as Lana Shields on Three's Company and Merleen Elridge on Evening Shade.

Ann Wedgeworth
Elizabeth Ann Wedgeworth

(1934-01-21)January 21, 1934
DiedNovember 16, 2017(2017-11-16) (aged 83)
Years active1958–2006
Rip Torn
(m. 1956; div. 1961)

Ernie Martin
(m. 1970–1995)

On Three's Company, Wedgeworth's character pursued the younger Jack Tripper. Wedgeworth was written out of Three's Company due to producers thinking that was too much for the show. However, Wedgeworth said that she asked to be released from her contract when she noticed her role became smaller.

Wedgeworth died on November 16, 2017, aged 83.[1]