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Three's Company

Audra Lindley

Helen Roper

A show biz veteran, Audra Lindley was born into a family of actors. She got her start in Hollywood as a stand-in at an early age, and then became a stuntwoman specializing in horseback stunts. Lindley eventually moved to New York where she became a seasoned stage actress, appearing in numerous plays including Take Her, She's Mine, Long Day's Journey into Night, and On Golden Pond. Like many theater actors during the 1950s and 60s, Lindley made the move to TV soap operas, appearing in Search for Tomorrow (1962), The Edge of Night (1962), and Another World, where she played the role of meddling aunt Liz Matthews from 1964-1969. However, Lindley is best known for playing kooky, sex-starved Helen Roper on Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers (1977-1980), a role that garnered her a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination in 1979 (Lindley received her first Golden Globe Nomination in 1973 for her work in Bridgett Loves Birney). After The Ropers, Lindley appeared periodically on TV, most notably as Cybill Shepherd's mother on Cybill, a role she played up until her sudden death in 1997 at the age of 79 from complications related to leukemia. Lindley was married to actor James Whitmore, and had five children.

Character Bio

The women's liberation movement came about twenty years too late for Helen Roper, Stanley's long-suffering wife, but that's not stopping her from trying to get him to loosen up, live a little, and be a little more giving in the loving department! She enjoys having "the kids" in the building and is open to their freer way of looking at life, if only stuffy ole' Stanley could be too. Helen may seem a little kooky, with her wild kaftans and gaudy jewelry, but she knows what's going on upstairs and she's not telling Stanley. Because as much she loves him, it gives Helen a certain bit of satisfaction knowing that she's got one over on the old boy.

Three's Company TV Schedule

Sunday
September 7
3:00am
Larry Loves Janet
Larry develops a crush on Janet when he observes her gentle, domestic side.
TV-PG
3:30am
Mighty Mouth
Jack falls for an athletic gym instructor.
TV-PG
4:00am
The Love Lesson
Furley's been giving Jack lessons on wooing the opposite sex and thinks he's cured him when he spies him out with a girl.
TV-PG
4:30am
Handcuffed
In a playful moment Chrissy and Jack accidentally handcuff themselves together.
TV-PG
5:00am
And Baby Makes Two
Janet makes a passing comment about babies and suddenly Jack and Chrissy think she wants a child of her own.
TV-PG
5:30am
Jack's Bad Boy
A 12-year-old runaway becomes Jack's nemesis when the girls take him in.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 14
3:00am
Lee Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother
Childhood feelings of inferiority arise when Jack's handsome, successful brother Lee comes to visit.
TV-PG
3:30am
The Root of All Evil
A lucky bet at the race track leaves Chrissy flush with cash,
TV-PG
4:00am
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
4:30am
The Goodbye Guy
The trio thinks Furley is suicidal after his brother humiliates him in front of the woman of his dreams.
TV-PG
5:00am
Jack's Graduation
When a dirty-dealing classmate scuttles Jack's final exam, it's up to Janet and Chrissy to set things straight.
TV-PG
5:30am
Upstairs, Downstairs, Downstairs
Jack tries to prepare a gourmet meal for his roommates while also filling in for Larry on a blind date.
TV-PG
1:48pm
...And Justice for Jack
On his first day as a grill cook at a busy diner, Jack soon finds that his boss wants to sample more than his daily special.
TV-PG
2:24pm
A Hundred Dollars a What?
Chrissy takes a part-time job at a convention from a new friend.
TV-PG
3:00pm
Downhill Chaser
Jack tells his new girlfriend he's a skiing pro to impress her.
TV-PG
3:30pm
A Crowded Romance
Janet works overtime to keep Larry and Jack from discovering that they're both dating the same woman.
TV-PG
4:00pm
Room at the Bottom
Jack applies for a position at fancy French bistro.
TV-PG
4:30pm
Chrissy's Cousin
While Chrissy's out of town, her clumsy, yet sweet cousin, Cindy Snow takes her place.
TV-PG