John Ritter - September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday to John Ritter! The beloved star would have turned 66 today. The son of singing cowboy Tex Ritter, Ritter landed the role of “Jack Tripper” on Three’s Company in 1977. The show ran until 1984 and garnered Ritter a Golden Globe and an Emmy, as well as four more nominations throughout the show’s run.

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TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

What well-known actor/comedian did Ritter beat out for the role of “Jack Tripper”?

a) Robin Williams

b) John Belushi

c) Steve Martin

d) Billy Crystal

Answer below!

CLIP OF THE DAY

See some of Ritter’s best moments from Three’s Company. I’m guessing there’ll be some sort of misunderstanding and sexual innuendo…

QUOTE OF THE DAY

If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from Three’s Company.

~John Ritter

DID YOU KNOW…

Ritter passed away on September 11, 2003, which happened to be his daughter’s 5th birthday. It was also one week before his 4th wedding anniversary with wife Amy Yasbeck, and six days before his 55th birthday.

TRIVIA ANSWER

d) Billy Crystal