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John Ritter

at the 1988 Emmy Awards
Born Johnathan Southworth Ritter[1]
September 17, 1948(1948-09-17)
Burbank, California
United States
Died September 11, 2003 (aged 54)
Burbank, California
United States
Other name(s) Johnny Ritter
Occupation actor, comedian
Years active 1971–2003
Spouse(s) Nancy Morgan (1977–1996)
Amy Yasbeck (1999–2003 (his death))
.Johnathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003)[1] was an American actor and comedian perhaps best known for playing Jack Tripper and Paul Hennessy in the ABC sitcoms Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules respectively.^ Ritter played Paul Hennessy, father of three teenagers, including two girls.
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^ How did John Ritter's character die on 8 simple rules?
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^ John was known best for his role as Jack Tripper on the long-running television sitcom, "Three's Company," which brought him an Emmy.
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Early life

.Ritter was born in Burbank, California, the son of Dorothy Fay (née Southworth), an actress, and singing cowboy/matinee-star Tex Ritter.^ John was born in Burbank, California as Jonathan Southworth Ritter on September 17, 1948 .

^ The son of a legendary country singing musician/actor Tex Ritter ...
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^ John Ritter The son of singing cowboy Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay, John Ritter was born Sept.
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.He attended Hollywood High School, where he was Student Body President.^ The youngest son of Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay, he graduated from Hollywood High School and earned a degree in drama from the University of Southern California.
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^ He attended Hollywood High.
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^ Ritter was class body president at Hollywood High School before enrolling at the University of Southern California, where he majored in psychology and minored in architecture.
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.He went on to the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity, majored in psychology and minored in architecture.^ Psychology, University of Southern California (1970) .
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^ He went on to the University of Southern California , where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity, majored in psychology and minored in architecture .

^ He then enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Architecture.
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Career

Three's Company

.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 played by Joyce Dewitt and Suzanne Somers.^ Yasbeck also played Ritter's wife in two sitcom appearances.

^ Ritter appeared on numerous TV shows before winning the role (in 1972) that launched his career: Jack Tripper, the ladies' man pretending to be gay, in the sitcom "Three's Company" (opposite Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt).
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^ Ritter was best known for his work in the TV series "Three's Company."
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.Jack pretended to be gay to keep the landlords appeased over their living arrangement.^ Jack pretended to be homosexual to keep the landlords appeased over their living arrangement.

^ The landlord, Mr. Roper was outraged until one of the women lied and said that Jack was gay .
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^ Note also that Jack's landlords objected more to the idea of a man living with two women than having a gay tenant.
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.The show spent several seasons near the top of the TV ratings in the U.S. before ending in 1984.^ The show spent several seasons at or near the top of the TV ratings in the U.S. before ending in 1984 .

^ By its eighth season, the show began to drop in the ratings and was cancelled in 1984.
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^ By its eighth season, the show began to drop in the ratings and was canceled in 1984.
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.Ritter went on for one more year on the spin-off Three's a Crowd.^ Ritter went on for one more year on the spin-off Three's a Crowd .

^ Ritter went on for one more year on the spin-off "Three's a Crowd".
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^ He also starred in a short lived spin off sitom "Threes a crowd."
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.The original series has been seen continuously in reruns and is also available on DVD. During the run of the show, he appeared in the feature films Hero at Large, Americathon, and They All Laughed.^ It is also available on DVD. During the run of the show, he appeared in the feature films Hero At Large , Americathon , and They All Laughed .

^ It is also available on DVD. During the run of the show, he appeared in the feature films "Hero At Large", "Americathon", and "They All Laughed".
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^ They All Laughed (1981) .
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.In 1978, he played Ringo Starr's manager on the television special Ringo, and in 1982, played the voice of Peter Dickinson in Flight of Dragons.^ I still remember his role as the manager in Ringo's 1978 TV special "Ringo".
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^ In 1978 , he played Ringo Starr's manager on the television special Ringo , and in 1982 , played the voice of Peter Dickinson in Flight of Dragons .

^ His favorite musical group was The Beatles and he even appeared on Ringo Starr's TV special Ringo in 1978!

.Before Three's Company, he occasionally appeared in the first five seasons of The Waltons on CBS as the Reverend Matthew Fordwick (1972–1976).^ Three's Company: Season 03 .
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^ Three's Company: Season 05 .
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^ Three's Company: Season 01 .
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.He played a disturbed soldier/patient in one episode of M*A*S*H in 1973. He appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five-0 and in the Charles Bronson film The Stone Killer alongside Norman Fell.^ I did one play in 1973.
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^ On "Dan August" (1970), he played a campus revolutionary, in a film which also starred Burt Reynolds and Norman Fell, who later starred with him on, "Three's Company."
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^ On "Dan August" (1970), he played a campus revolutionary, in a film which also starred Burt Reynolds and Norman Fell , who later starred with him on "Three's Company" (1977).
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He also guest starred in one episode of The Cosby Show in 1991.

After Three's Company

.After Three's Company he appeared in a number of movies, most notably Problem Child and its first sequel.^ After Three's Company , he appeared in a number of movies, notably Problem Child and its first sequel, Problem Child 2 .

^ After Three's Company, he appeared in a number of movies, notably Problem Child and its first sequel, Academy Award-winning Sling Blade, and Noises Off.
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^ The award-winning star of the sitcom "Three's Company" had a varied career, with credits ranging from TV's "The Waltons" to the 1996 movie "Sling Blade."
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.He appeared in the Oscar-winning Sling Blade (almost unrecognizable as the discount store manager) and Noises Off and played the lead role in Blake Edwards' 1989 film Skin Deep.^ SKIN DEEP 1989 .
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^ He also starred in a number of films including Problem Child , Skin Deep , and Noises Off .
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^ Skin Deep - 1989 .
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.He starred with Markie Post in the early-1990s sitcom Hearts Afire and on the 1980s police comedy-drama Hooperman.^ Ritter later starred in the TV series "Hooperman" and the early 1990s political comedy "Hearts Afire."
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^ He also starred with Markie Post in the early-1990s sitcom Hearts Afire.
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^ He also starred with Markie Post in the early-1990s sitcom Hearts Afire and on the 1980s police comedy-drama Hooperman .

.He starred in many made-for-TV movies including Stephen King's It, Danielle Steel's Heartbeat with Polly Draper, It Came From the Sky in 1999 with Yasmine Bleeth and made guest appearances on TV shows such as Ally McBeal, Scrubs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Felicity.^ He starred in many made-for-TV movies including It "Came From the Sky" in 1999 with Yasmine Bleeth and made guest appearances on TV shows such as "Ally McBeal", "Scrubs" and "Felicity".
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^ Recently Jason has been in quite a few movies and TV guest appearances.

^ John had been a guest on SO many TV shows recently.

.He also provided the voice of the title character in the PBS animated children's show Clifford the Big Red Dog, a role for which he received two Emmy nominations.^ He provides the voice for Jetta's dog, Mac.
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^ Recognize the voice of Clifford the Big Red Dog?
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^ Voiced Clifford in the animated feature "Clifford the Big Red Dog"; movie released after his death .
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.He starred alongside kickboxing actor Olivier Gruner for the buddy cop film Mercenary.^ You probably know him best from his starring role on Threes Company , but John Ritter is a veteran stage, film, and television actor.
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^ SEQUEL BETTER THAN FIRST, AND IT IS A HILARIOUS SEQUEL NOT A BAD FILM, THIS SEQUEL IS MUCH BETTER THAN PART 1.THIS ONE STARS MOSTLY THE ACTRESSES/ACTORS IN BETTER WRITTEN ROLES AND THIS ONE IS MORE HILARIOUS THAN THE FIRST,SURE IT HAS...
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^ Actors: Olivier Gruner , John Ritter , Robert Culp , Ed Lauter , Martin Kove .
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.He played Claude Pichon in The Dinner Party (2000) at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, which was written by Neil Simon.^ Ritter played Claude Pichon in The Dinner Party (2000) at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway , which was written by Neil Simon .

^ Also in 2000, he reunited with his old friend Henry Winkler to make his first appearance on Broadway in the Neil Simon play, “The Dinner Party,” for which he won a Theatre World Award in 2001.
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^ Ritter played Claude Pichon in "The Dinner Party" (2000) at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, which was written by Neil Simon.
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.It ran for three hundred and sixty-four performances.^ It ran for three hundred and sixty-four performances.
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.Ritter won the Theatre World Award in 2001 for his performance in that work.^ Ritter won the Theatre World Award in 2001 for his performance in The Dinner Party .

^ John Ritter won the Theatre World Award in 2001 for his performance in The Dinner Party.
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^ Ritter won the Theatre World Award in 2001 for his performance in "The Dinner Party".
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.In 2002, he made a TV comeback with the ABC family sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (later retitled 8 Simple Rules following his death).^ In 2002 , he made a TV comeback with the ABC family sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter .

^ In 2002, he made a TV comeback with the ABC family sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
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^ Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002), based on the popular book.
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.His final two film appearances were as the store manager in Bad Santa (2003), starring personal friend Billy Bob Thornton and Bernie Mac, and Clifford's Really Big Movie.^ Who I really feel sad for is Billy Bob Thornton by jrcash .
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^ Clifford: Big Fun in the Sun (2003) .
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^ Ritter appeared posthumously as an uptight department store manager in the Billy Bob Thornton black comedy “Bad Santa” (2003) and, in voiceover, in “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” (2004).
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.He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.^ John Ritter's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Memorialized with...
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^ Ritter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood .

^ Hi Buck:  Interesting that Tex and John Ritter are the only father/ son combo to share a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  I also looked to see if John Ritter had ever been on Gunsmoke.
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Personal life

.He married twice, first to actress Nancy Morgan (married 1977 – divorced 1996) and then to actress Amy Yasbeck (married 1999 – his death).^ Yasbeck and Ritter married in 1999.
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^ Ritter's first marriage to Nancy Morgan was dissolved in 1996.

^ Ritter had two wives, actress Nancy Morgan (married 1977-divorced 1996) and actress Amy Yasbeck (married 1999-2003).
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.Yasbeck had played variously his wife and love interest in the first two Problem Child movies.^ Yasbeck had played his wife or love interest in two of the Problem Child movies (interestingly, as two distinct characters).
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^ Coincidently they played a husband and wife expecting their first child.

^ Coincidently, they played a husband and wife expecting their first child.
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.Yasbeck also played Ritter's wife in two sitcom appearances.^ Yasbeck also played Ritter's wife in two sitcom appearances.

^ Ritter, who earned an Emmy for playing Jack Tripper on the sitcom "Three's Company," was 54.
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^ Ritter's wife and four children alleged two doctors acted negligently which led to his 2003 death from a torn aorta.
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.In 1991, both were guest stars on The Cosby Show, where Yasbeck played the in-labor wife of Ritter's basketball coach character.^ He also guest starred in one episode of The Cosby Show in 1991 .

^ John was a guest star on " Wings" in 1991 where he played Amy's husband.

^ Yasbeck also played Ritter's wife in two sitcom appearances.

.In 1996, Ritter guest starred on Yasbeck's sitcom Wings as the estranged husband of Yasbeck's character Casey.^ John was a guest star on " Wings" in 1991 where he played Amy's husband.

^ He also guest starred on the NBC sitcom Scrubs as the father of Zach Braff's character, J.D. He was to make another guest appearance but due to his death the producers changed the storyline to J.D.'s older brother Dan (played by Tom Cavanagh) visits J.D. to tell him that their father (John Ritter) passed away and help his brother cope with their father's passing.
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^ Actress Amy Yasbeck, the widow of 'Three's Company' star John Ritter, is suing two doctors who treated her husband before his death in April 2003, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
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.Ritter and Morgan had three children: Carly, Tyler, and Jason.^ Ritter lives in Fayetteville with his three children.
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^ Ritter and Morgan had three children: Carly, Tyler, and Jason.
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^ Together the two had 3 children, Jason, Tyler & Carly .

.He and Yasbeck had one daughter, Stella.^ He and Yasbeck had one daughter, Stella.

^ He and Yasbeck had one daughter, Stella Ritter.
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^ 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.
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Death

John Ritter's gravestone
.On September 11, 2003, Ritter felt ill while rehearsing scenes for a season 2 episode of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.^ Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002), based on the popular book.
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^ Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002-2003).
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^ Has anyone heard how many episodes of 8 Simple Rules for this season were done?
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.He was taken across the street to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he died later that evening, around 10:45pm -PST. Ritter was 6 days short of his 55th birthday.^ Ritter was 54, just short of his birthday.
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^ In fact, Ritter was taken to the nearby Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where doctors diagnosed a heart attack.
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^ Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, the Burbank Emergency Medical Group and several doctors.
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.The cause of his death was an aortic dissection caused by a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect.^ The cause of death was listed as an aortic dissection, the result of a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect.
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^ The cause of death was a dissection of the aorta.
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^ The cause of death was a dissection of the aorta, the result of an unrecognized flaw in his heart.

.His father had died of a heart attack almost thirty years earlier.^ Ritter died on Thursday after a heart attack on the set of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter in which he played a harassed father attempting to cope with his teenage children.

^ If they have a family history of family members dying of “heart attacks” at a relatively young age that would be a major red flag.
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^ On the day he died, he arrived at the Emergency Room showing all of the classic signs of a heart attack.
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.Years later, Ritter's widow testified in court that he had concerns for his own health because of the cause of his father's death.^ Story: Ritter's widow and ex-wife testify in court .
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^ John Ritter, a master of sitcom silliness who ruled TV comedy with "Three's Company" and then found success again 25 years later with "8 Simple Rules ...
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^ Actor Henry Winkler, who was on the set with Ritter on the day of his death, was expected to be one of the first witnesses to testify in the case.
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[2] .He was buried at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.^ KTLA News LOS ANGELES -- Private funeral services for actress Brittany Murphy will be held today at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery, according to her family.
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^ University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, theater arts, BFA, 1971 Hollywood High School, Hollywood, California Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop Milestones .
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^ Chicago Tribune 2 weeks ago LOS ANGELES -- Private funeral services for actress Brittany Murphy will be held Thursday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery, according to her family.
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Following his death, Ritter's widow Amy Yasbeck filed a $67 million wrongful death suit against radiologist Dr. Matthew Lotysch and cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee. .Yasbeck alleged that Lee, who treated her husband on the day of his death, misdiagnosed his condition as a heart attack,[2] and Lotysch, who had given him a full-body scan two years earlier, failed at that time to detect an enlargement of Ritter's aorta.^ Ritter and lived with him for more than two years.
  • Bill Ritter Jr. (D-Colo.) - WhoRunsGov.com, a Wash Post Co 9 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.whorunsgov.com [Source type: News]

^ Story continues below Lotysch had performed a full-body scan on Ritter two years before his death and found no abnormality in his aorta.
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^ Two years before his death, Ritter received a body scan at HealthScan America.
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."Both sides agree that his true condition -- an aortic dissection, which is a tear in the largest blood vessel in the body -- was not identified until right before his death."^ But as the actor’s condition worsened, an aortic dissection — a tear in the largest blood vessel in the body — was found.
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^ In surgery, the doctors discovered the cause of the heart attack, an aortic dissection – or a tear in the body’s primary blood vessel – a rarer, often genetic and much more serious condition.
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^ Lotysch had performed a full-body scan on Ritter two years before his death and found no abnormality in his aorta.
  • John Ritter's Family Taking $67 Million Lawsuit to Trial - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment - FOXNews.com 9 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: News]

[2] .The trial began on February 11, 2008, in Los Angeles County Superior Court.^ The Glendale Superior Court trial is dealing with the care Ritter received from radiologist Matthew Lotysch -- who interpreted the results of a body scan the actor had on Sept.
  • John Ritter family lawyer: 'clearly' malpractice in his death - 3/12/08 - Los Angeles-Southern California-LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports - abc7.com 9 January 2010 21:021 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: News]

^ When "rebels" in Los Angeles began looting, liberals said it was a sign of frustration ?
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^ Come February, a Los Angeles County jury will consider actor John Ritter's 2003 death from a heart condition.
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[3] On March 14, 2008, the defendants were found not responsible for Ritter's death by a jury vote of 9–3.[4] The family already has received more than $14 million in settlements, according to court records, including $9.4 million from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he died.[5]

Response and legacy

.8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter was later retitled 8 Simple Rules following Ritter's death and continued for two more seasons until its cancellation on April 15, 2005. Ritter's character, Paul Hennessy, was said to have died after collapsing in a grocery store.^ Ritter played Paul Hennessy, father of three teenagers, including two girls.
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^ At the time of his death, Ritter was 54 and the star of the ABC series "8 Simple Rules … For Dating My Teenage Daughter."
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^ Sadly, actor John Ritter died while working on the set of his ABC hit comedy 8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER .
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.ABC aired the first three episodes of Season 2 that had been taped before his death.^ Season 2 is the first full season of Three's Company; 25 episodes in all.
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^ The five episodes of "Squares" that were taped over the summer have never aired before.

^ ABC, after some deliberation, aired Ritter’s first three episodes of the season, then dealt with the tragedy on-air, continuing the show as the renamed “8 Simple Rules,” starting with the family dealing with Paul Hennessey’s sudden death before bringing in other actors like James Garner and David Spade to try to fill the void.
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.The remainder of the show dealt with the family trying to grapple with their patriarch's death.^ A lawyer representing John Ritter's family told a jury Monday he would show that doctors caused the actor's death by an improper diagnosis and substandard treatment.
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.New male characters, played by James Garner and David Spade, were later added as the main cast.^ The title characters are Terry Scott and David Campbell, played by Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan .
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.In 2004, Ritter was given an Emmy nomination posthumously for playing Paul Hennessey in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.^ Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002), based on the popular book.
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^ At the time of his death, Ritter was 54 and the star of the ABC series "8 Simple Rules … For Dating My Teenage Daughter."
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^ Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002-2003) .
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He lost to Kelsey Grammer for Frasier. .Upon accepting his trophy, Grammer's remarks included comments made in tribute and remembrance of Ritter.^ Synopsis: At the height of his Three's Company popularity, John Ritter accepted an intensely dramatic role in the made-for-TV Leave Yesterday Behind.
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^ Previous slide Next slide Interactive John Ritter Photos and tributes to the late actor who gained stardom as a man who made people laugh.
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[6] .His last films, Bad Santa and Clifford's Really Big Movie, along with an episode of Scrubs (His character in this series died as well following Ritter's real life death) and King of the Hill, were dedicated in his memory.^ John Ritter's last stint as the voice of Clifford was "Clifford's Really Big Movie".

^ His final film, Bad Santa (2003), was dedicated to his memory.
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^ Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) .
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[7][8] .On June 6, 2008, a mural of Ritter painted by Eloy Torrez was dedicated at Hollywood High School.^ Born Jonathan Southworth Ritter on September 17, 1948 in Burbank California, the 6' 1" actor John Ritter attended Hollywood High School and the University of Southern California (USC) where he majored in acting and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelors' of Fine Arts.
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^ He was the student body president at Hollywood High School, and graduated with a drama degree from the University of Southern California.
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^ Ritter was class body president at Hollywood High School before enrolling at the University of Southern California, where he majored in psychology and minored in architecture.
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Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1971 The Barefoot Executive Roger
Scandalous John Wandell
1972 The Other Rider
1973 The Stone Killer Officer Mort
1976 Nickelodeon Franklin Frank
1978 Breakfast in Bed Paul
1979 Americathon President Chet Roosevelt
1980 Hero at Large Steve Nichols
Wholly Moses! Satan (The Devil)
1981 They All Laughed Charles Rutledge
1982 The Flight of Dragons Peter Dickenson Voice
Direct-to-video
1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas Judge Harold Benton (uncredited)
1987 Real Men Bob Wilson/Agent Pillbox, CIA
1989 Skin Deep Zachary 'Zach' Hutton
1990 Problem Child 'Little' Ben Healy
1991 The Real Story of O Christmas Tree Piney Voice
Direct-to-Video
Problem Child 2 Ben Healy
1992 Noises Off Garry Lejeune/Roger Tramplemain
Stay Tuned Roy Knable
1993 Danielle Steel's Heartbeat Bill Grant
1994 North Ward Nelson
1996 Sling Blade Vaughan Cunningham
1997 Nowhere Moses Helper
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Duncan/The Bartender
Hacks Hank
1998 Montana Dr. Wexler
Shadow of Doubt Steven Mayer
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Robert Forrest
Bride of Chucky Police Chief Warren Kincaid
2000 Panic Dr. Josh Parks
Lost in the Perishing Point Hotel Christian Therapist
Tripfall Tom Williams
Terror Tract Bob Carter Segment: Make Me an Offer
2001 Nuncrackers Narrator Direct-to-video
2002 Tadpole Stanley Grubman
Man of the Year Bill
2003 Manhood Eli
Bad Santa Bob Chipeska Posthumously Released
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie Clifford the Big Red Dog Voice
Posthumously released
2006 Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up Great Uncle Stew Voice
Direct-to-video

Television

Year Film Role Notes
1968 Crazy World, Crazy People Various Characters TV special
1970 Dan August Episode: "Quadrangle for Death"
1971, 1977 Hawaii Five-O Ryan Moore
Mike Welles
Episodes: "Two Doves and Mr. Heron"
"Dealer's Choice--Blackmail"
1972–1976 The Waltons Rev. Matthew Fordwick 18 episodes
1973 Medical Center Ronnie Episode: "End of the Line"
Bachelor-at-Law Ben Sykes Unsold CBS TV pilot
M*A*S*H Pvt. Carter Episode: "Deal Me Out"
1974 Kojak Kenny Soames Episode: "Deliver Us Some Evil"
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Greg Episode: "To Keep and Bear Arms"
The Bob Newhart Show Dave Episode: "Sorry, Wrong Mother"
1975 Movin' On Casey Episode: "Landslide"
Mannix Cliff Elgin Episode: "Hardball"
The Bob Crane Show Hornbeck Episode: "Son of the Campus Capers"
Petrocelli John Oleson Episode: "Chain of Command"
Barnaby Jones Joe Rockwell Episode: "The Price of Terror"
The Streets of San Francisco John 'Johnny' Steiner Episode: "Murder by Proxy"
The Night That Panicked America Walter Wingate ABC TV film
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Reverend Chatfield Episode: "Ted's Wedding"
The Rookies Hap Dawson Episode: "Reluctant Hero"
1975, 1976 Rhoda Vince Mazuma
Jerry Blocker
Episodes: "Chest Pains"
"Attack on Mr. Right"
1976 Starsky and Hutch Tom Cole Episode: "The Hostages"
Phyllis Paul Jameson Episode: "The New Job"
1976–1984 Three's Company Jack Tripper 174 episodes
1977 , 1983 The Love Boat Dale Riley/Reinhardt

Episodes: "A Oh Dale..."
"Japan Cruise...(1)"
"Japan Cruise...(2)"
1978 Ringo Marty TV film
Leave Yesterday Behind Paul Stallings ABC TV film
1979 The Ropers Jack Tripper Episode: "The Party"
1980 The Associates Chick Episode: "The Censors"
The Comeback Kid Bubba Newman ABC TV film
1981 Insight Frankie Episode: "Little Miseries"
1982 Pray TV Tom McPherson ABC TV film
In Love with an Older Woman Robert CBS TV film
1983 Sunset Limousine Alan O'Black CBS TV film
1984 Love Thy Neighbor Danny Loeb ABC TV film
Pryor's Place Episode: "The Showoff"
1984–1985 Three's a Crowd Jack Tripper 22 episodes
1985 Letting Go Alex ABC TV film
1986 Living Seas Host NBC TV film
Unnatural Causes Frank Coleman NBC TV film
A Smoky Mountain Christmas Judge Harold Benton ABC film
1987 The Last Fling Phillip Reed ABC TV film
Prison for Children David Royce CBS TV film
1987–1989 Hooperman Det. Harry Hooperman 42 episodes
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday Dudley Goode TV special
Tricks of the Trade Donald Todsen Cameo
CBS TV film
1989 My Brother's Wife Barney ABC TV film
1990 Stephen King's It Adult Ben 'Haystack' Hanscom ABC TV film
The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story L. Frank Baum NBC TV film
1991 The Cosby Show Ray Evans Episode: "Total Control"
The Summer My Father Grew Up Paul NBC TV film
Anything But Love Patrick Serreau Episodes: "Say it Again, Han"
"Martus Interruptus"
"Hello...Mali"
"Stop Me Before I...Again (1)"
"Stop Me Before I...Again (2)"
1992 Fish Police Inspector Gill Voice
1992–1994 Hearts Afire John Hartman 54 episodes
1993 Heartbeat Bill Grant NBC TV film
The Only Way Out Jeremy Carlisle ABC TV film
1994 Dave's World John Hartman Episode: "Please Won't You Be My Neighbor"
1995 Gramps Clarke MacGruder NBC TV film
The Colony Rick Knowlton TV film
NewsRadio Dr. Frank Westford Episode: "The Shrink"
1996 Totally Animals Host TV special
Unforgivable Paul Hegstrom CBS TV film
Wings Stuart Davenport Episode: "Love Overboard"
For Hope Date #5 uncredited
ABC TV film
The World's Greatest Magic III Host TV special
1996, 1999 Touched by an Angel Mike O'Connor
Tom McKinsley
Episodes: "Random Acts"
"Black Like Monica"
1997 Loss of Faith Bruce Simon Barker TV film
Mercenary Jonas Ambler HBO TV film
A Child's Wish Ed Chandler CBS TV film
Dead Man's Gun Harry McDonacle Segment: "The Great McDonacle"
Over the Top Justin Talbot Episode: "The Nemesis"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ted Buchanan Episode: "Ted"
The World's Greatest Magic IV Host TV special
1997, 2000, 2003 King of the Hill Eugene Grandy Episodes: "The Son that Got Away"
."What Makes Bobby Run?"^ Eugene Grandy     - What Makes Bobby Run?
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"The Witches of East Arlen"
"Stressed for Success"
1998 Chance of a Lifetime Tom Maguire CBS TV film
Ally McBeal George Madison Episode: "It's My Party"
"The Story of Love"
The World's Greatest Magic V Host TV special
Dead Husbands Dr. Carter Elston TV film
1999 Veronica's Closet Tim Episode: "Veronica's Favorite Year"
Holy Joe Joe Cass CBS TV film
It Came from the Sky Donald Bridges TV film
Lethal Vows Dr. David Farris CBS TV film
2000 Chicago Hope Joe Dysmerski Episode: "Simon Sez"
Batman Beyond Dr. David Wheeler Voice
Episode: "The Last Resort"
Family Law Father Andrews Episode: "Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law"
2000–2003 Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford the Big Red Dog Voice
2000, 2001, 2002 Felicity Mr. Andrew Covington 7 episodes
2001 Tucker Marty Episode: "Homewrecker for the Holidays"
2002 The Ellen Show Percy Moss Episode: "Gathering Moss"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Richard Manning Episode: "Monogamy"
Breaking News Lloyd Fuchs Episode: "Pilot"
Scrubs Sam Dorian Episodes: "My Old Man"
"My Lucky Day"
2002–2003 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter Paul Hennessey 31 episodes

Awards and nominations

  • 1997: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor" – Sling Blade
  • 2003: Nominated, "Best Audio Commentary, Library Release" – High Noon (shared w/Maria Copper & Tim Zinnemann)
  • 2001: Nominated, "Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program" – Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • 2002: Nominated, "Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program" – Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • 2003: Nominated, "Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program" – Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • 2004: Nominated, "Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program" – Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • 1978: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" – Three's Company
  • 1981: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" – Three's Company
  • 1984: Won, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" – Three's Company
  • 1988: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" – Hooperman
  • 1999: Nominated, "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" – Ally McBeal
  • 2004: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" – 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
  • 1979: Nominated, "Best TV Actor in a Musical/Comedy" – Three's Company
  • 1980: Nominated, "Best TV Actor in a Musical/Comedy" – Three's Company
  • 1984: Won, "Best TV Actor in a Musical/Comedy" – Three's Company
  • 1987: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television" – Unnatural Causes
  • 1988: Nominated, "Best TV Actor in a Musical/Comedy" – Hooperman
  • 1988: Won, "Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program" – Hooperman
  • 1997: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Cast" – Sling Blade (shared w/co-stars)
  • 1983: "Star on the Walk of Fame" – 6627 Hollywood Boulevard; he and Tex Ritter were the first father-and-son pair to be so honored in different categories.

References

  1. ^ a b Douglas Martin (13 September 2003). "John Ritter, 54, the Odd Man In 'Three's Company,' Is Dead". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F01E6DF1E3BF930A2575AC0A9659C8B63. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b c Jury hears actor John Ritter's final message to wife, a 2008 Associated Press story via CNN
  3. ^ "Associated Press" (2008-02-11). ""Trial Begins Over John Ritter's Death"". "ABC News". http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=4274522. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  4. ^ E! News - Jury Clears Ritter Doctors
  5. ^ "Charles Ornstein" (2008-01-24). ""Ritter's family says he didn't have to die"". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ritter24jan24,0,1624567.story. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  6. ^ Tim Lammers (2004-09-20). "'Angels,' 'Sopranos' Win Big At Emmys". KGTV. Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:9N9NpoAiQ3oJ:www.10news.com/entertainment/3742843/detail.html+%2B%22kelsey+grammer%22+%2Bspeech+%2B2004+%2Bemmy+%2B%22John+Ritter%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6&gl=us&client=firefox-a. Retrieved 2008-02-29. ""I'd like to take a minute to pay respect to John Ritter and his family", Grammer said of the actor, who received a posthumous nomination in the category. "He was a terrific guy and his death was a shock to all of us. He will be missed not only for his kindness, but for his work."" 
  7. ^ "Trivia for Bad Santa". 2003. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307987/trivia. Retrieved 2008-02-29. "This was John Ritter's final acting appearance in a movie and it is dedicated to his memory." 
  8. ^ Louise Kennedy (2004-04-23). "Clifford's 'Big Movie' will charm his small TV fans". Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/movies/display?display=movie&id=6033. Retrieved 2008-02-29. "...Clifford (voiced, as on TV, by the late John Ritter, to whom the movie is fittingly dedicated)..." 

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