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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
Born
Elizabeth Ann Wedgeworth

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

Ernie Martin
(m. 1970–1995)
Children2

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]

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