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John Ritter

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John Ritter1. Ritter was born and raised in Burbank, California, the son of Dorothy Fay (n�e Southworth), an actress, and singing-cowboy, matinee-star Tex Ritter. He attended Hollywood High School, where he was Student Body President.

  • True or False?

2. In 1966, before attending college, his first appearance on TV was as a contestant on , on which he won a vacation to Lake Havasu, Arizona. What was the game show?

  • The Dating Game
  • Jeopardy
  • Name That Tune

3. Ritter occasionally appeared in the first five seasons of The Waltons on CBS. What was his character�s name?

  • Jack Carlson
  • Reverend Matthew Fordwick
  • Dr. Ben Casey

4. Ritter was made a star by appearing in the hit sitcom Three's Company (it was the Americanized version of the 1970s British Thames Television series. What was the British title of series?

  • Man About the House
  • Three In the Apartment
  • Me and My Roomies

5. In 1984, Ritter won the Emmy for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Three's Company.

  • True or False?

6. Hearts Afire is a sitcom that aired from September 14, 1992 to February 1, 1995 on CBS. It starred John Ritter. His wife was journalist and columnist and Ritter playing a senator's aide. Who starred as his wife?

  • Markie Post
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Natalie Canerday

7. In Sling Blade (1996), what was John�s character�s name?

  • Vaughan Cunningham
  • Bill Cox
  • Melvin

8. In 2003, John played in Bad Santa (2003) as Bob Chipeska. Who stars in the movie?

  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • John Requa
  • Rita Mansfield

9. In 2002, he made a TV comeback with the ABC family sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (later renamed 8 Simple Rules following his death). Who plays his wife

  • Katey Sagal
  • Suzanne Somers
  • Joyce DeWitt

10. Died in the same hospital he was born in.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

  1. True
  2. The Dating Game
  3. Reverend Matthew Fordwick
  4. Man About the House
  5. True
  6. Markie Post
  7. Vaughan Cunningham
  8. Billy Bob Thornton
  9. Katey Sagal
  10. True

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