Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Come and Knock on Our Graves....Finding the Cast of Three's Company

Who didn’t love Three’s Company?  The original show about nothing that you could never get away with making today.  Over the course of eight seasons, it made household names of new stars John Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt.  It also served as a platform for some of Hollywood’s most reliable veterans, including Norman Fell, Audra Lindley and Deputy Fife himself, Don Knotts.
Sadly we’ve lost four of the main cast members over the years, all of whom are buried in the Los Angeles area.  So grab yourself a beer down at the Regal Beagle and get ready to toast TV’s favorite roommates.

Audra Lindley, who played Helen Roper, was the first to pass, on October 16, 1997.  She was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica.  Lindley was buried with her father Bert, who passed in 1953.  Unfortunately, the grave does not bare her name and finding this one can be a time-consuming experience.
Plot: Section 18, L-141
GPS: 34.0187492, -118.4772110 (hddd.dddd)

Norman Fell, who played her on-screen husband Stanley Roper, was the next to pass on December 14, 1998.  His cremated remains were interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Burbank.  Perhaps in a nod to his role as Mr. Roper, his marker refers to him as a “romantic” man.
Plot: Garden of Heritage, Columbarium of Tradition, Niche 1601A
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Mount Sinai is next door to the most famous cemetery in all of Hollywood, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.  It’s here that you’ll find the star himself, John Ritter, who passed on September 11, 2003.
Plot: Court of Liberty Section, Gardens of Heritage Division, Map #H23, Lot 1622, Garden Crypt 2
GPS: 34.1440811, -118.3177185 (hddd.dddd)
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Finally, Don Knotts, who stepped in as replacement landlord Ralph Furley, passed on February 24, 2006.  He was laid to rest at Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park.  His marker is beautifully done, depicting many of his most famous screen roles.  Oddly however, Mr. Furley is not among them.
GPS: 34.0588646, -118.4420700 (hddd.dddd)
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Next up....the Six Stooges.

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