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Joyce Dewitt and Suzanne Somers End 30-Year 'Three's Company' Feud

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By Kris Coombs, Christian Post Contributor
February 3, 2012|9:44 am

Joyce Dewitt paid a visit to her former "Three's Company" castmate Suzanne Somers in an episode of her new web series, "Suzanne Somers' Breaking Through." The actresses reunited to finally bury their 30-year feud following the end of the classic 1970s sitcom.

"Well, it's been over 30 years since Joyce and I have seen each other, I have to admit I'm a little nervous, but um, let's do it. Joyce, come on out."

The two shared a long, tearful embrace, with Dewitt whispering, "God bless you."

"Thank you for creating this opportunity, babe," Dewitt said. "I'm glad we're going to do this."

"I'm very overwhelmed with emotion," Suzanne said tearfully.

The two women, who were already rumored to not get along on set, stopped speaking when Somers left the show in 1981 after producers declined to increase her salary.

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"I'm really glad to get to know you all over again," Somers said. Somers worked on the show's original cast as Chrissy Snow for five years opposite Dewitt and the late John Ritter.

Somers wasted no time offering DeWitt an explanation for her past behavior.

"I always saw this as a business venture. Show business." Somers said. "In a group of serious actors, I probably pissed you all off! If I did, I'm really sorry, I just needed money at the time," Suzanne, who was also a single mom when she began the show, explained.

Since the sitcom ended in 1984, DeWitt's career has seen some difficulties. She has rarely been seen on the small screen and in 2009, DeWitt was arrested for drunk driving in California. The actress pleaded no contest and participated in a nine-month alcohol program.

DeWitt, originally a play actress, is currently starring in the New York stage production "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage."

Somers went on to star in the ABC sitcom "Step by Step" and has since become a noted author of various books on health care. Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.

"I was always afraid that I wasn't worth it … I didn't measure up. Who I am today, there's very little resemblance to who I was then," Somers said.

"It's time. I think that you gave me the opportunity to make sure I walk my talk," DeWitt said.

"For the last 30 odd years, whenever something about 'Three's Company' comes up I have relentlessly said that it is my opinion that the only reason 'Three's Company' is worth remembering is that it created an opportunity for all of us to laugh together, to celebrate joy, it's a profound gift," said DeWitt.

 

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