Beloved Actress Suzanne Somers Dies at 76
This week, famous actress Suzanne Somers passed away at 76. Somers was best known for playing Chrissy Snow on the popular old TV show Three’s Company. She worked in Hollywood for over 50 years.
Early Life and Start of Career
Somers was born Suzanne Marie Mahoney in 1946 in California. She started modeling first. Then she got small acting parts in the late 1960s. Her first big role was on the TV show The Bill Dana Show in 1970.
Over the next few years, Somers kept acting in small roles on TV. But her most famous role came in 1977 as Chrissy on Three’s Company. People loved Chrissy’s happy and goofy personality. The show and Somers became very famous over its eight seasons.
Later Career and Business Success
After Three’s Company ended in 1984, Somers kept acting in TV movies. She also started doing comedy and music shows in Las Vegas.
In the 1990s, Somers started her own health company. She sold vitamins, weight loss programs and more. Her Thigh Master exercise product made over $100 million.
Somers wrote popular self-help books too. She talked about using hormones and other alternative medicine. This made some doctors upset. But her books and products made her very rich.
Remembering a TV Icon
With her death, Somers leaves a big cultural impact. Her funny character on Three’s Company remains iconic. She also reinvented herself successfully as a businesswoman.
Although she’s gone, Suzanne Somers remains popular through decades of TV reruns. People will remember her as the lovable blonde friend.
FAQs About Suzanne Somers
When did Somers die?
She died this week on October 12, 2023 at 76 years old. The exact cause is not known.
What was Somers’ most famous role?
Her most iconic role was Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company from 1977 to 1984.
What other shows was she on?
She also appeared on Step by Step, She’s the Sheriff, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and other shows.
How did she become a business success?
She started a health company selling products like the ThighMaster. She also wrote popular books.
What was Somers’ legacy?
She was a talented comedian and smart businesswoman. Her Chrissy Snow character was hugely popular. She inspired people by reinventing her career.