As a massive Fan of Three's Company i just couldn't let this special day go by with wishing a Happy & warm-ful Birthday to Joyce or as you know her from Three's Company as Janet Wood.
I don't know but i as preferred Joyce over Suzanne more yeah Suzanne is hot & everything but Joyce bought to the show something that Suzanne didn't its not always about the great body with big breasts or a big butt Joyce may not look like Suzanne did back in the day but its not at all about a womans body that you should like her for its whats in her heart that matters.
I have heard the Joyce & Suzanne don't get along now a days which really sucks if you ask me they grew up together on this show so they should be best as friends but i can understand why it didn't work out with Suzanne being very demanding for her extra pay on the show which got her kicked off which kind of is a big bummer because after Chrissy Snow left the show it was kind of sad but it is was really refreshing as the show changed its direction.
I'm happy to know it all worked out & the end lucky Joyce was on the show for all eight seasons as well as John.
Standing at just 5' 4" Joyce Dewitt was born April 23, 1949 Wheeling, WV a shorter woman then some but with a strong heart & her amazing voice that bought the show something very special.
I always like Joyce i always thought she was super hot i wished her & john would have gotten to together they would have made a great couple i think that might just be me.
I'm just so happy Joyce was the only one who played Janet because no other person could replace her or bring to life a better character to the show.
Some fact you probably didn't know about her......
(She is of Italian descent on her mothers side)
(She competed in speech and debate through the Indiana High School Forensic Association.)
(After she received a bachelor's degree in theater from Ball State University, she moved to California to earn her master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated in 1974.)
(She began appearing on stage at the age of 13)
(While she was performing in summer stock in the year following her graduation, a director and UCLA Theater professor convinced her to go to California for the school's MFA program.)
(She is best known for her role as Janet Wood during the 1977–1984 run of the sitcom Three's Company, a job she obtained after being cast in the show's second pilot which everyone knows her from.)
(After Three's Company ended she continued &appeared in an episode of Finder of Lost Loves in 1984, after which she quit acting for several years.
She resumed acting with a part in a production of Noises Off at Michigan's Cherry County Playhouse in June 1991.)
(She later appeared in the 1995 TV comedy film called Spring Fling! She was used as a character, though did not have her voice appear, in "The Pinky Protocol", a 1997 episode of Pinky and the Brain. She made an appearance in an episode of Cybill, and had a cameo on the penultimate episode of Living Single.)
(Later in the 2000s works includes TV shows such as Hope Island, 18, The Nick at Nite Holiday Special, and Call of the Wild.)
(She would go to on to co-produce and host the 2003 NBC-TV television film Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company, with actress Melanie Paxson portraying her during her time on Three's Company.
In late 2008, she also earned a part in an independent film called Failing Better Now.)
(As of 2011, DeWitt was starring in the play Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage on in New York.)
(DeWitt appeared on Suzanne Somers' talk show, Suzanne Somers: Breaking Through, during which she and Somers reminisced about their time on Three's Company together, Somers apologized for the conflict that arose between them, and they exchanged anecdotes about the last time they each spoke to John Ritter.)
Some Charity work Joyce did...
(Joyce participated with members of the House and Senate at the Capitol Hill Forum on Hunger and Homelessness, and has hosted presentations for the Family Assistance Program of Hollywood.)
(She hosted the International Awards Ceremony at the White House for the Presidential End Hunger Awards, and co-hosted, with Jeff Bridges, the World Food Day Gala at the Kennedy Center.)
Legal Problems :(
On July 4, 2009, DeWitt was arrested in El Segundo, California, and cited for drunken driving.
According to press reports, police pulled her over after she drove past a barricade near a park.
An officer arrested the actress after he observed signs she had been drinking and administered a field sobriety test.
She was booked at the police station, cited, and released on her own recognizance.
On May 27, 2010, she pleaded no contest to one count misdemeanor and was placed on three years' probation and ordered to undergo a nine-month alcohol program. She was also ordered to pay a $510 fine, plus penalty assessments. In exchange for her plea, a second misdemeanor count was dismissed.
Films she played in......
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) - Juror
Call of the Wild (2009) - Jolene
Failing Better Now (2009) - Lisa
TV Shows She played in...
Baretta (1975) - Jill
Most Wanted (1976)
Three's Company (1977–1984) - Janet Wood/Dawson
With This Ring (1978) - Jilly Weston
Supertrain (1979) - Natalie Smithburne
The Ropers (1979) - Janet Wood
The Love Boat (1979) - Jackie Landers
The B.B. Beegle Show (1980) - Herself
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (1980) - Love God's Date
Finder of Lost Loves (1984) - Lynn Powell
The Berenstein Bears (1985–1987) - voices
Spring Fling! (1995) - Linda Hayden
Living Single (1998) - Herself
"Twitch City" (1998) - Herself
Hope Island (2000) - Laetitia Barton, Laverne Cranston
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special (2003) - Miss DeWitt, The Housekeeper
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards (2005) - Susan Mayer
As a producer she....
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company (2003)
You can watch that clip here...
Overall i'm just happy she is still alive & doing well i would love to meet her one day if i could sad john passed away RIp John Ritter.
Happy Birthday Joyce Dewitt :)