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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

Friday
October 3
4:30am
The Money Machine
Furley replaces the trio's living room couch, which is great except that Jack and Janet hid money from a haywire ATM machine there.
TV-PG
5:00am
Out on a Limb
Anticipating a negative review from a food critic, Jack hastily shoots off an angry letter, then has to get it back.
TV-PG
Sunday
October 5
5:00am
Opening Night
A misprint of flyers for the opening of Jack's Bistro leaves the place empty on the big night.
TV-PG
5:30am
Cousin, Cuisine
As a favor to Felipe, the trio take in his beautiful cousin Maria.
TV-PG
6:00am
Up in the Air
Janet invites Jack to escort her to a party on a private island hosted by a wealthy man she wants to impress.
TV-PG
6:36am
A Night Not to Remember
Jack chaperones Janet on a date with a lecher from the office, but he gets so drunk that he passes out in her bed.
TV-PG
7:12am
Jack Goes to the Dentist
Terri's temperamental dentist boyfriend terrorizes Jack during an office visit.
TV-PG
7:48am
Diamond Jack
Jack thinks he's just doing his buddy Larry a favor when he agrees to stand in for him on a blind date.
TV-PG
8:24am
Extra, Extra
Janet's dating a reporter who tells her he wants to write a piece about the trio's living situation emphasizing the financial benefits of it.
TV-PG
9:00am
Opening Night
A misprint of flyers for the opening of Jack's Bistro leaves the place empty on the big night.
TV-PG
9:30am
Cousin, Cuisine
As a favor to Felipe, the trio take in his beautiful cousin Maria.
TV-PG
Tuesday
October 7
4:00am
An Affair to Forget
Trying to play cupid, Janet sets Jack up with an old high school friend who's in town.
TV-PG
4:30am
The Brunch
In order to get his liquor license, Jack needs to convince a local pastor that his restaurant is a respectable place.
TV-PG