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John Ritter
Birth: Sep. 17, 1948
Burbank
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2003
Burbank
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. A figure in television and motion pictures, he is fondly remembered for his role in the television comedy series "Three's Company" and "8 Simple Rules for Dating my Daughter." He received an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for his work on "Three's Company." The youngest son of movie and television singing cowboy actor Tex Ritter, it was natural that he would follow his father's footsteps into show business. He graduated from Hollywood High School and studied Psychology and Architecture at the University of Southern California, when he was urged to take an acting class. He quickly changed his major to Dramatic Arts and graduated with a BA degree in Drama in 1971. During the late 1960s, he joined his father while he was entertaining United States troops in Germany. His first steady job was playing the minister in the television series "The Waltons." He also appeared in several movies, including "Sling Blade" (1996), "It" (1990), "Noises Off" (1992), "Tadpole" (2002) and "Bad Santa" (2003). (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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  Tex Ritter (1905 - 1974)
  Dorothy Fay Southworth Ritter (1915 - 2003)
 
Inscription:
Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Son and Friend
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make..." The Beatles
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Liberty, Lot 1622
Specifically: From Stan Laurel's grave, walk to right. Go through the doorway and down steps. Go to the left, and walk completely around an enclosure.
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14408, -118.31772
 
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Record added: Sep 12, 2003
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You were so funny on three's company. Sorry you died so young.
- Loretta Sampson
 Added: May. 31, 2015
You were always one of my favorites!Rest in peace
- Paulie67
 Added: May. 27, 2015

- HoneybeeDeb
 Added: May. 27, 2015
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