Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who played flirty divorcee Lana Shields on Three's Company, dies aged 83

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Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on Three's Company, has died at age 83.

Wedgeworth's daughter Dianna Martin says her mother died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness.

Actress - Tony - Award - Actress - Play

The actress won the 1978 Tony award for best featured actress in a play for her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two.

She acted in soap operas and also found success in Hollywood with roles alongside Gene Hackman in the 1973 film Scarecrow and Robert De Niro in Bang the Drum Slowly the same year.

Born - Elizabeth - Ann - Wedgeworth - Texas

Born Elizabeth Ann Wedgeworth in Texas, she dropped her first name after graduating from college and moving to New York City.

She was high school friends with classmate and fellow actress-to-be Jayne Mansfield, who would ultimately die in a car crash aged 34.

Career - Screen - Land - Multiple - Parts

Her four-decade career on the big screen saw her land multiple supporting parts, playing Sissy Spacek's in 1991's Hard Promises, Jon Cryer's mom in 1984's No Small Affair, and Dylan McDermott's aunt in 1989's Steel Magnolias.

She starred opposite Renée Zellweger twice: Love and a .45 in 1994, and The Whole Wide...
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