Friday, September 12, 2003

John Ritter, 1948-2003

I was very upset this morning, just after waking up, to hear on the radio that John Ritter had died unexpectedly last night.

I never got into Three's Company, but became a John Ritter fan more recently, mostly through his less slapsticky (and often quite dark) guest work on Buffy, Felicity, and Ally McBeal, and on Broadway in The Dinner Party. I caught a M*A*S*H rerun recently, and there was a very young Ritter as the Heartbreaking Wounded Soldier of the Week. He was very good.

I have friends who worked with him on The Dinner Party who had only wonderful things to say about him. They were impressed by his warmth, humor, and professionalism.

TV won't be the same without you.

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