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Three's Company

Priscilla Barnes

Terri Alden

Born in New Jersey, Barnes aspired to be a dancer, but a bad fall off a stage during a performance ended her career, so the former beauty queen turned to acting.

Barnes made her small screen debut in an episode of Columbo in 1973, and made numerous appearances on classic TV series including Cannon (1976), Starsky and Hutch (1978), Kojak (1978), and Taxi (1980). Barnes gained fame as Suzanne Somers' replacement on Three's Company, where her character (the level-headed, no-nonsense nurse Terri Alden) was the polar opposite of Somers' bubbly and buxom Chrissy Snow. Barnes joined the cast in 1981 and was there until the series ended in 1984.

After Three's Company, Barnes' career remained fairly steady, with regular TV and film roles including Licensed to Kill (1989), The Crossing Guard (1995), Mallrats (1995), Mumford (1999), and cult-film The Devil's Rejects (2005). Barnes is still actively working, and she has been married to actor Ted Monte since 2003.

Character Bio

When Cindy leaves the apartment for the UCLA campus, it's Terri who takes her place. In the beginning, she and Jack don't really get along due to an ER encounter when Terri (a nurse) was a little less than sympathetic to Jack. When she dons her nursing whites, Terri's all business. Efficient and thorough, she has no time for chit-chat, or flirtatious men, but when she lets her hair down at home or at the Regal Beagle, this striking blonde is proof that brains and beauty can easily co-exist. That's not to say she's not without her awkward moments when her mouth and brain get a little out of synch, and all that professional aplomb she conveys so easily at work suddenly flies right out the window.

Three's Company TV Schedule

Sunday
August 24
3:54am
The New Landlord
The roomies meet their new landlord, Ralph Furley.
TV-PG
4:27am
Snow Job
Chrissy thinks she's found her calling as an Easy-Time cosmetics saleswoman.
TV-PG
5:00am
Jack the Ripper
Jack decides to take assertiveness training classes after repeatedly giving in.
TV-PG
5:30am
The Lifesaver
Jack's the recent recipient of a new, rent-free apartment.
TV-PG
Sunday
August 31
4:00am
Old Folks at Home
The roommates take pity on a homeless old man and let him stay with them until he can find new housing.
TV-PG
4:30am
A Camping We Will Go
On a camping trip, Jack pretends to be a famous commercial director so that Larry can impress his new girlfriend.
TV-PG
5:00am
Chrissy's Hospitality
Janet and Jack see Chrissy's doctor crying and soon believe her life is in danger.
TV-PG
5:30am
The Loan Shark
When they need money for rent, Chrissy gets it from a loan shark.
TV-PG
2:24pm
The Love Barge
Jack's landed a job on a cruise ship and can invite one person to join him.
TV-PG
3:00pm
Ralph's Rivals
Furley gets Chrissy to pretend to be his young trophy-bride to impress a childhood rival.
TV-PG
3:36pm
A Black Letter Day
Janet and Chrissy suspect each other when they both read a letter written to an advice columnist about a man having an affair with one of his roommates.
TV-PG
4:12pm
The Reverend Steps Out
Reverend Snow is up for a new appointment.
TV-PG