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Three's Company

Anne Wedgeworth

Lana Shields

This native Texan was a high school classmate of Jayne Mansfield, and got her big break on Broadway in Make a Million in 1958 soon after receiving her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Wedgeworth was busy pursuing theatrical work as well as meaty roles on daytime soap operas The Edge of Night (Angie Talbott), Another World, and Somerset. Wedgeworth brought sultry Lana Shields to life on Three's Company from 1979-1980. Other small screen sitcom roles followed, including Bootsie Weschester on Flithy Rich (1982) and a recurring role on the acclaimed Evening Shade (1990-1994), where she tapped into her southern roots playing Merleen Eldridge.

Wedgeworth's big screen debut was in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), starring Robert De Niro. Other film appearances include Sweet Dreams (1985), Miss Firecracker and Steel Magnolias (1989). Wedgeworth was married to actor Rip Torn, and they have a daughter together. She also has a son from her second marriage to Ernie Martin. She is still actively pursing roles in film and television.

Character Bio

As a recent divorcée, Lana is what you would call hot-to-trot. Because after all those years of dull married life she's looking forward to having some fun while she can still turn a head or two. A sexy, older woman, Lana knows who she is, what she wants, and she's not afraid to go for it. And what she wants is Jack (whom she sets her sights on the minute she moves into the building), never mind what people say about him being gay, she'll take care of that. In fact, in Lana's mind, the only thing keeping her from being with Jack is pesky Ralph Furley, who has a knack for always showing up at the wrong time.

Three's Company TV Schedule

Saturday
November 8
10:12am
Larry Loves Janet
Larry develops a crush on Janet when he observes her gentle, domestic side.
TV-PG
10:48am
Mighty Mouth
Jack falls for an athletic gym instructor.
TV-PG
11:24am
Handcuffed
In a playful moment Chrissy and Jack accidentally handcuff themselves together.
TV-PG
12:00pm
Secret Admirer
After receiving a slew of notes from a secret admirer, Chrissy sets up a rendezvous to blow the guy off once and for all.
TV-PG
Saturday
November 15
10:12am
Triangle Troubles
Jack has a new, old-fashioned girlfriend.
TV-PG
10:48am
Stanley, the Ladies' Man
Stanley's planning a surprise party for Helen and enlists former tenants Janet and Chrissy to give him disco-dancing lessons.
TV-PG
11:24am
The New Landlord
The roomies meet their new landlord, Ralph Furley.
TV-PG
12:00pm
Snow Job
Chrissy thinks she's found her calling as an Easy-Time cosmetics saleswoman.
TV-PG