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  CNN.com - Actor John Ritter dead at 54 - Sep. 12, 2003
Ritter was rushed from the set of the ABC series "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, after suffering from aortic dissection, an unrecognized and undetected flaw in his heart, according to a statement from his publicist Lisa Kasteler.
Ritter was born on September 17, 1948, to Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay.
Ritter is survived by his wife, Amy Yasbeck, and their daughter Stella, and three children -- Carly, Tyler and Jason -- from his first marriage to Nancy Morgan.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/12/ritter.obit   (759 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: John Ritter
Ritter headlined several stage performances before he was made a star by appearing in the hit sitcom Three's Company (the Americanized version of the 1970s British Thames Television series Man About the House) in 1977, playing a single ladies' man and culinary student, Jack Tripper, who lived with two female roommates.
Ritter was rushed from the set of the ABC series "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, after suffering from aortic dissection, an unrecognized and undetected flaw in his heart, according to a statement from his publicist Lisa Kasteler.
Ritter was born on September 17, 1948, to Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/John-Ritter   (6370 words)

  
 Jason Ritter Biography | Bio | Pic | Freddy Vs. Jason | John Ritter | Picture | Photo | Actor | Joan Of Arcadia
Jason Ritter is the grandson of country singer Dorothy Faye and western film star, Tex Ritter, who also played the voices of many characters on the classic cartoon Tom and Jerry.
Jason Ritter's father is actor John Ritter, who rose to stardom playing Jack Tripper in the '70s comedy Three's Company.
John Ritter died in September 2003 on the set of his latest hit show, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter.
www.kidzworld.com /article/3876-jason-ritter-biography   (226 words)

  
 John Ritter Bio
John graciously sat for an interview with the producers of “Give A Chance..a little girl’s journey" to discuss not only Kassie, but what life was like growing up with a brother (Tom Ritter) who had cerebral palsy.
John Ritter was born just a cab ride away from the Motion Picture and Television studios in Burbank, California that would eventually make him a star.
John won an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series for his portrayal of the Tripper, a struggling chef, who convinced the landlord he was gay in order to move into an apartment with two attractive young ladies.
www.givenachance.com /Pages/ritterbio.html   (1117 words)

  
 John Ritter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ritter headlined several stage performances before he was made a star by appearing in the hit sitcom Three's Company (the Americanized version of the 1970s British Thames Television series Man About the House) in 1977, playing a single ladies' man and culinary student, Jack Tripper, who lived with two female roommates.
Ritter was interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.
A joke about John Ritter's role in 8 Simple Rules was deleted from the North by North Quahog episode of Family Guy in an apparently rare case of the writing team finding one of their own jokes too distasteful to broadcast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Ritter   (914 words)

  
 John Ritter, Star Of 'Three's Company,' Dead At 54 | KOMO-TV - Seattle, Washington | News Archive
Ritter, the youngest son of Western film star and country musician Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay, came to prominence for his role in "Three's Company" and had appeared in more than 25 television movies, a number of films and on Broadway.
Ritter later starred in the television series "Hooperman" and the early 1990s political comedy "Hearts Afire." He received Emmy nominations for his PBS role as the voice of "Clifford the Big Red Dog" on the animated series.
Ritter was married from 1977 to 1996 to Nancy Morgan, the mother of his three oldest children, Jason, Carly and Tyler.
www.komotv.com /stories/27148.htm   (893 words)

  
 John Ritter, 54, Dies - Newsday.com
Ritter was a show-biz kid, the son of cowboy star and country-western musician Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay.
Ritter had two modest hits thereafter, the police "dramedy" "Hooperman" and the political comedy "Hearts Afire," and he demonstrated his dramatic chops as an ex-soldier affected by Agent Orange in the TV movie "Unnatural Causes" (1986) and as a closeted gay man in the Oscar-nominated film "Sling Blade" (1996).
Ritter was married from 1977 to 1996 to Nancy Morgan, the mother of his three oldest children, Jason, 23, Carly, 21 and Tyler, 18.
www.newsday.com /entertainment/tv/ny-etritter0912,0,5448807.story?coll=ny-homepage-promo   (641 words)

  
 John Ritter - Photos, Bio and News for John Ritter | TVGuide.com
John Ritter's family lost their wrongful-death lawsuit against the late actor's doctors on Friday, and the jury cleared the radiologist and cardiologist of negligence charges.
Ritter died unexpectedly in 2003 from a torn aorta.
Ritter had told her his body scan had gone well, but she then offered, "Maybe he was trying to protect me."Yasbeck's testimony concluded with her account of the unthinkable moment of having to...
www.tvguide.com /celebrities/john-ritter/158268   (763 words)

  
 Zap2it - TV news - '8 Simple Rules' Star John Ritter Dies Unexpectedly
Ritter was taken from the show's Burbank set to nearby Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 10 p.m.
Ritter's son Jason, who followed his dad into acting, says he learned a lot about show business from his dad, even though at first John was less than thrilled with the idea of his son following in his footsteps.
John Ritter was born Sept. 17, 1948, and grew up in Los Angeles.
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 Gothamist: John Ritter Dies
This morning brought the surprising and sad news of John Ritter's death.
Ritter had been hospitalized since last Thursday, when he collapsed on the set of his new hit, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Daughter.
John Ritter also guested on Allie Mc Beal as the sweetest, sexiest of all the imperfect guys she ever fell for.
www.gothamist.com /archives/2003/09/12/john_ritter_dies.php   (681 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: John Ritter Dies; Starred in Sitcoms
LOS ANGELES -- John Ritter, 54, whose portrayal of the bumbling but lovable Jack Tripper helped make the madcap comedy series "Three's Company" a smash hit in the 1970s, died of a heart ailment Sept. 11 at a Burbank, Calif., hospital.
Ritter, a Southern California native, came to prominence for his role in "Three's Company" and had appeared in more than 25 television movies and a number of films and on Broadway.
Ritter was the youngest son of Western film star and country musician Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A63915-2003Sep12?language=printer   (466 words)

  
 JohnRitterTribute
John Ritter was born on 09/17/1948.  His father was cowboy actor/singer Tex Ritter.  John started his acting career as an undergraduate at The Edinburgh Festival in 1968.  John's film debut was in Disney's 'The Barefoot Executive' in 1971.
John decided to try made-for- television movies first starring in 'Unnatural Causes' 1988 and 'The Dream of OZ...' in 1990 with less than encouraging results.
John soon found himself returning to television sitcoms when he co-starred in 'Anything But Love'  1988-1989 followed by 'Hearts Afire' 1992-1995.  John tried feature films with 'Real Men' 1987, 'Skin Deep' 1989, 'Problem Child' 1990 and 'Sling Blade' 1996. ; All four movies failed to show John's true acting ability.
sitcoms.homestead.com /JohnRitterTribute.html   (384 words)

  
 John Ritter Bio - John Ritter Biography - John Ritter Stories
Son of Tex Ritter (1905-1974), a cowboy star and singer of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, he was formerly married to actor Nancy Morgan, 1977-1996.
When John died, his character Paul on "8 Simple Rules" was written out by having him collapse due to a heart attack while shopping for groceries, reflecting John's actual cause of death.
John Ritter: I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you're in television, you're lying because you're just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
www.tv.com /john-ritter/person/671/biography.html   (1173 words)

  
 Clifford Parents & Teachers: John Ritter
Emmy award-winning actor John Ritter came to national prominence as the star of television's Three's Company, Hooperman and Hearts Afire, and starred in more than 25 television movies, including Unnatural Causes, Stephen King's It, and A Child's Wish, which featured a special appearance by President Clinton.
A native of Los Angeles, John was the younger son of Western film star and country music legend, Tex Ritter.
John Ritter was the voice of Clifford™ in the 65 episodes of the Clifford The Big Red Dog TV series.
www.scholastic.com /Clifford/parentsteachers/parents/johnritter.htm   (332 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - TV star John Ritter dead at 54
Ritter's comedic gifts, of course, were obvious from the first time he tripped over the furniture on Company, the raucously silly sex-farce that earned him an Emmy.
In short, for three decades, Ritter epitomized the kind of guy viewers like to invite into their homes — which may be why his film career never quite matched his small-screen success.
Ritter, who was the son of singing-cowboy star Tex Ritter, is survived by his wife, Amy Yasbeck and their daughter, Stella.
www.usatoday.com /life/2003-09-12-ritter-obit_x.htm   (686 words)

  
 Extratv.com : John Ritter Dies at 54
Ritter was rushed to the hospital with his wife Amy, 23-year-old son Jason, and co-workers by his side.
Over the years, John’s costars always told "Extra" what a joy he was to work with.
When "Extra" sat down with Ritter, he also shared his love for the cast of another show, "Scrubs," where he had a recurring role as actor Zach Braff's dad.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/extra/09_03/09_12a.html   (488 words)

  
 Hollywood Mourns John Ritter, 54, 'Three's Company' Star Felled By Undiagnosed Heart Condition - CBS News
Ritter played a handsome but goofy bachelor who hinted he was gay so he could live with his two female roommates without raising eyebrows.
Ritter later starred in the TV series "Hooperman" and the early 1990s political comedy "Hearts Afire." He received multiple Emmy nominations for his PBS role as the voice of "Clifford the Big Red Dog" on the animated series.
Ritter was married from 1977 to 1996 to Nancy Morgan, the mother of his three oldest children.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/09/12/entertainment/main572842.shtml   (1385 words)

  
 John Ritter - MovieActors.com
John Ritter born on September 17, 1948 in Burbank, California.
John Ritter father, cowboy star Tex Ritter, John a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to that of his Dad.
John Ritter will always be remembered as Jack Tripper in the hit series THREE'S COMPANY, playing a straight guy pretending to be gay while living with two attractive ladies.
www.movieactors.com /actors/johnritter.htm   (527 words)

  
 Here's why we'll remember John Ritter | John Ritter | Pop Culture Commentary | News | Entertainment Weekly
John Ritter was the lightest of light comedians, so light that his effervescent work seems to vanish before your eyes.
Ritter the pinch-hitter Ritter was the king of guest spots, starting in the early '70s, when a recurring role as a minister on ''The Waltons'' got him noticed by the ''Three's Company'' producers.
Ritter the raconteur I got to interview Ritter once, and he was unstoppably hilarious, full of unprintable stories, including the oft-repeated anecdote about the ''Three's Company'' episode where he supposedly showed a little too much Jack through his jogging shorts during a pratfall.
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,485429~3~0~hereswhywellremember,00.html   (810 words)

  
 Extratv.com : John Ritter Dies at 54
Ritter was rushed to the hospital with his wife Amy, 23-year-old son Jason, and co-workers by his side.
Over the years, John’s costars always told "Extra" what a joy he was to work with.
When "Extra" sat down with Ritter, he also shared his love for the cast of another show, "Scrubs," where he had a recurring role as actor Zach Braff's dad.
telepixtvcgi.warnerbros.com /dailynews/extra/09_03/09_12a.html   (488 words)

  
 Ritter’s widow: Actor ‘didn’t have a chance’ - TODAY: People - MSNBC.com
Comic actor John Ritter’s widow says a wrongful death lawsuit going to trial Monday is more about seeking accountability and educating the public about the condition that killed him than the $67 million in damages she is seeking from two doctors.
Ritter was on set for rehearsals of “8 Simple Rules” on Sept. 11, 2003 — the fifth birthday of daughter Stella — when he experienced severe nausea and vomiting.
Ritter sharpened his acting chops in various stage performances in England, Holland, Germany and Scotland before graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/22989512   (1455 words)

  
 CNN.com - John Ritter remembered in Hollywood - Oct. 15, 2003
Actor John Ritter brought love and laughter not only to millions of television viewers around the world, but to his family, friends and colleagues, say those who knew him well.
Ritter gained fame in the 1970s as the bumbling but lovable Jack Tripper on the madcap comedy series "Three's Company" and staged a comeback to TV last year as loving dad Paul Hennessy in the ABC series "8 Simple Rules...
Ritter's widow, actress Amy Yasbeck, stood with photos of Ritter portraying Tripper and Hennessy.
cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/15/ritter.memorial.ap/index.html   (314 words)

  
 Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > John Ritter Dies
John may not have been one of the great ones, but he brought a smile to millions of faces, and how many can ever claim as much.
I was delighted to meet John Ritter at a SCUBA equipment expo in Anaheim in 1997.
Ritter's quirky but likable gay fellow in "Sling Blade" is a superb performance.
www.reason.com /blog/show/102853.html   (1584 words)

  
 John Ritter - Biography
The son of a legendary country singing musician/actor Tex Ritter and his wife Dorothy Fay, who was also an actress, John Ritter started out his life as Jonathan Southworth Ritter, who was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948.
John later appeared in an episode of Lucille's last comedy series "Life with Lucy" (1986) In that episode, Lucy claims that during the shooting of a scene, it was the third time in her entire career that she had to yell "cut" because he broke her up laughing.
His father, cowboy star Tex Ritter, tried to steer him away from an acting career but lived long enough to rejoice in seeing him in a recurring role on "The Waltons"; (1972), which was Tex's favorite TV program.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000615/bio   (2360 words)

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