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Three's Company

Suzanne Somers

Chrissy Snow

Born Suzanne Marie Mahoney, Somers' big break came as the mysterious woman in the Thunderbird pursued by Richard Dreyfuss in Francis Ford Coppola's American Graffiti (1972). As a young un-wed mother, Somers turned to modeling and acting to support herself and her young son, Bruce. As Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, this blonde bombshell created a character that was the perfect mix of sex appeal and sweetness (though feminists and religious critics often labeled her character a dim-witted bimbo). As the buxom goof, Somers became a show favorite, and in 1978 won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New Television Series.

With her popularity on the rise, Somers demanded a significant pay increase at the beginning of the 1980-81 season - a demand that led producers to write Chrissy off the show. Not one to sit around licking her wounds, Somers headed to Las Vegas where she developed a successful career performing on the strip throughout the 1980s. Step-By-Step (1991-1996), a sitcom co-starring Patrick Duffy, marked Somers' return to TV, and she also appeared in Keeping Secrets (1991), an autobiographical, made-for-TV movie that chronicled her painful childhood in an abusive, alcoholic household. A vocal advocate for women's health and alternative therapies, in 2001 she put those beliefs into practice when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In recent years, Somers has become an accomplished entrepreneur, selling health and wellness products (remember the ThighMaster?), and penning a series of best-selling books on diet, fitness, and healthy aging. She appeared briefly on Broadway in 2005 in the one-woman show The Blonde in the Thunderbird, which closed after only a few months.

Somers has been married to her manager and business partner, Alan Hamel, since 1977.

Character Bio

One might think her parents were hippies given her odd name, but in truth Chrissy's the daughter of an evangelical minister. And there you have the contradiction that is Chrissy Snow - she has the body of a sinner, but the sweet-natured demeanor of an innocent. It's easy to peg her as nothing more than a ditzy blonde, with her snorting laugh and faulty logic, but she's always paying attention to what's going on around her, and often surprises everyone (including herself) with keen - if not off-kilter - observations. It's not easy being the in-house babe, but Chrissy works hard to have people appreciate her for who she is, not simply how she looks.

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