While mourning the loss of Suzanne Somers, Jenny McCarthy opened up about the Three’s Company star’s impact in Hollywood.
McCarthy played Somers’ daughter on The Jenny McCarthy Show. She reflected on how the late actress instilled in her a powerful lesson that stereotypes are meant to be shattered. “In Hollywood, she burst onto the scene as an endearing, drop-dead-gorgeous comedic actress of our era,” McCarthy told Fox News Digital. McCarthy pointed out that Somers embraced her goofy side and took on the “formidable titans” of Hollywood and big Pharma with “unwavering courage.”
“Her influence on me was profound,” McCarthy continued to speak about Suzanne Somers. The fellow actress also said that she “devoured” all 26 of Somers’ books throughout the years. “[The books] unmistakably demonstrated her profound calling to inspire countless women to harmonize alternative medicine with modern healthcare.”
McCarthy told Fox News Digital there are countless cherished memories to select from when it comes to Somers. “One that forever holds a special place in my heart is her unforgettable portrayal of Chrissy Snow as my on-screen mother.”
“Her performance was a true gem, and she remains, now and forever, an irreplaceable national treasure,” McCarthy added.
Suzanne Somers passed away on October 15th following an on-and-off battle with breast cancer. A representative of Somers’ family revealed that she was surrounded by her husband Alan Hamel, son Bruce, and other immediate family members at the time of her death. She was just one day from celebrating her 77th birthday.
Jenny McCarthy Shared a Touching Tribute To Suzanne Somers on Her Instagram
Following the news that Suzanne Somers passed away, Jenny McCarthy took to her Instagram to share a touching tribute for the longtime actress.
“I lost a friend today,” McCarthy stated. “She taught me so much and I will forever be grateful for her kindness, her mentoring, and her sense of humor that touched so many of us. We will miss you.”
McCarthy also shared photos of her and Somers on set together on The Jenny McCarthy Show. The actress then shared a video of her and Somers in a separate post. McCarthy wrote that she was mesmerized by Somers while she was on Three’s Company. “She was so incredibly beautiful and wasn’t afraid to act goofy. She was lovable and fearless. I admired her so much.”
Among those who mourned Somers included Fran Drescher, Morgan Fairchild, Joyce DeWitt, and Patrick Duffy.
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