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Suzanne Somers Dead at 76: Fans Mourn Loss of Iconic Star Online

Suzanne Somers Dead at 76: Fans Mourn Loss of Iconic Star Online

Fans have taken to the internet to share their condolences and remember the life and career of Suzanne Somers. Somers, who you might remember from Step by Step and Three’s Company, passed away in Palm Springs, California following a long battle with cancer.

Somers, 76, had a career that spanned over 6 decades. During that time, she stole the hearts of many with her memorable performances.

Somers made waves in 1980 when asked to be paid the exact same amount that Three’s Company co-star John Ritter made—$150,000 per episode. The offer was not met, and after Somers missed a few episodes, she was terminated by ABC.

While remembered most for being the star in two hit TV shows, Somers was also well known for her cameos. Her appearance in the 1994 independent film ‘John Waters Serial Mom’ is something fans remember fondly.

Suzanne Somers Got Her Big Break in ‘American Grafitti’

Many of Somers’ fans were first introduced to her via the 1973 classic film American Grafitti, written and directed by George Lucas. While her role in the film was brief, she made a lasting impact on viewers and casting directors in Hollywood.

Her role as “Blonde in T-Bird” even influenced some folks to grab a Thunderbird of their own.