John Ritter

American actor (1948-2003)

Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 - September 11, 2003) was an American television and movie actor and comedian. He was featured in the 1970s television series The Waltons. He performed in several situation comedies on television, including Three's Company. He starred in the dark comedy movies Problem Child and Problem Child 2. He also appeared in the horror television series It. He also did the voice for Clifford the Big Red Dog.

John Ritter
Ritter at the 1988 Emmy Awards
Jonathan Southworth Ritter

(1948-09-17)September 17, 1948
DiedSeptember 11, 2003(2003-09-11) (aged 54)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Years active1968–2003
Nancy Morgan
(m. 1977; div. 1996)

Amy Yasbeck
(m. 1999; his death 2003)
Children4; including Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter

Ritter was born in Burbank, California, where he died on September 11, 2003 of aortic dissection caused by heart disease, six days before his 55th birthday and on his daughter's fifth birthday.

Ritter was first married actress Nancy Morgan, from 1977 to 1996. Together they have three children,[1][2] Two sons, Jason and Tyler who are also actors, and a daughter Carly.[3][4]

After divorced from Morgan, he later married actress Amy Yasbeck on September 18, 1999, at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio.[5] Their daughter was born on September 11, 1998, one year before their marriage.[6]

Ritter's parents were Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay.

He died of an aortic dissection on September 11, 2003, at a hospital in Burbank, California, at the age of 54.

References change

  1. "Jason Ritter". 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  2. "Jason Ritter Biography". Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  3. Lipton, Michael A. (December 16, 2002). "Acting His Age". Archived from the original on November 7, 2014.
  4. "John Ritter" Archived 2013-01-18 at CBS News. Page 5 of 17. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  5. "John Ritter" Archived 2013-01-19 at CBS News. Page 10 of 17. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  6. John Ritter Biography. Accessed 13 November 2014.

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