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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

Wednesday
July 23
4:30am
The Rivals
Janet thinks Chrissy purposefully stole her blind date.
TV-PG
Friday
July 25
4:30am
The Baby Sitters
Janet enlists her roommates to fill in for her at a babysitting gig.
TV-PG
Sunday
July 27
3:54am
Home Movies
Chrissy gets a super-8 camera and catches the movie bug.
TV-PG
4:27am
Jack in the Flower Shop
Janet hires Jack to help out at the flower shop.
TV-PG
5:00am
Jack's Navy Pal
The trio plans to ply the Ropers with a gourmet meal to avoid a rent hike.
TV-PG
5:30am
Will the Real Jack Tripper
Larry uses Jack's name with a recent girlfriend, and the woman shows up at the apartment pregnant.
TV-PG
1:00pm
The New Landlord
The roomies meet their new landlord, Ralph Furley.
TV-PG
1:30pm
Ralph's Rivals
Furley gets Chrissy to pretend to be his young trophy-bride to impress a childhood rival.
TV-PG
2:00pm
The Goodbye Guy
The trio thinks Furley is suicidal after his brother humiliates him in front of the woman of his dreams.
TV-PG
2:30pm
Furley vs. Furley
The trio take Furley in when his brother fires him as landlord.
TV-PG
3:00pm
The Night of the Ropers
It's a comedy of errors when the Ropers are in town for a bowling banquet.
TV-PG
3:30pm
The Matchbreakers
Furley meets a beautiful woman who the roomies think is only after Ralph for his money.
TV-PG