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Subject: ARCHIVE: September 11, 2003 ~It's been 15 years now since Hollywood lost acclaimed comic actor John Ritter, whose career spanned many comic film and TV roles, best remembered as 'Jack Tripper' on TV's "Three's Company", though he excelled in many projects thereafter, dies of sudden aortic dissection at 64. ...


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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 10:32:43am


John Ritter
[ Jonathan Southworth Ritter ]
(September 17, 1948 September 11, 2003)


American actor and comedian. He was a son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter. Ritter was known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (19771984), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He briefly reprised the role on the spin-off Three's a Crowd, which aired for one season.

Ritter appeared in over 100 films and television series combined and performed on Broadway, with roles including It (1990), Problem Child (1990), Problem Child 2 (1991), and Bad Santa in 2003 (his final live action film, which was dedicated to his memory). In 2002, Don Knotts called Ritter the "greatest physical comedian on the planet". His final roles include voicing the title character on the PBS children's program Clifford the Big Red Dog (20002003), for which he received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations, and as Paul Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules (20022003). Ritter experienced discomfort during a rehearsal for the latter, on the afternoon of September 11, 2003 and died later that evening of an aortic dissection at the age of 54.

Learn MORE on Ritter's (too short) Life & Career. ...
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000615/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ritter
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7863414/john-ritter

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Johnny Cash died with a couple hours of Ritter (NT)Ritter once said Cash was his favorite singerTuesday, September 11, 11:19:57am
You mean 54, not 64. (NT)obitcheckerTuesday, September 11, 06:25:41pm


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