“Three’s Company” star Suzanne Somers will be the first one to admit she’s been through a lot in her life. Would she redo it all?
Somers, who played Chrissy Snow for five seasons on the ABC sitcom, talked about it in a 2006 interview with Canadian Living.
“I wouldn’t change anything,” Somers said. “It was all a process of growth. I made a lot of bad choices, a lot of mistakes, but I did a lot of work to improve myself emotionally, spiritually, intellectually.
“I educated myself and I’m sitting here at [then] 60 years old and I’m really happy with what I’ve done with my life,” she said. “And I’m really happy with my family and I don’t look over my shoulder wishing I was anybody else. So all the mistakes have been lessons. Even the cancer was a lesson. I don’t think I’d change anything.”
‘Three’s Company’ Star Survived Cancer Diagnosis In 2008
Somers was diagnosed in 2001 with breast cancer but decided against having chemotherapy. She survived that cancer battle. In 2008, she was misdiagnosed with having inoperable cancer.
Today, she’s been married to Canadian entertainer Alan Hamel for nearly 45 years. Somers played Snow on “Three’s Company” alongside John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt as roommates Jack and Janet, respectively. Somers, though, was fired from the show after she got into a salary dispute with the producers. She sought similar pay-per-episode money as Ritter was getting, but no one budged in her favor.
Somers, who was born in San Bruno, Calif., changed herself into a Las Vegas entertainer in the 1980s. She also became a spokesperson for the Thighmaster, too.
Classic TV Star Found Herself Back In Series On ‘She’s the Sheriff’
Eventually, the “Three’s Company” star found herself back in TV series. She starred in “She’s the Sheriff” which was syndicated across the United States for two seasons. But she eventually did return to network TV, starring with Patrick Duffy in “Step by Step.” The show, which premiered in 1991, ran on ABC through 1997. It then moved to CBS for one season and it was canceled after 1998.
But Somers kept on recreating herself and, in 2012, hosted “Suzanne Somers Breaking Through.” One thing that Somers did is talk with costar DeWitt, whom she hadn’t spoken to or seen in 31 years, over three episodes. They even spent time talking about Ritter, who had died suddenly on Sept. 11, 2003, at 54 years old. Both of them shared memories of Ritter as well and appeared to make up for the lost time.
In 2015, Somers appeared on “Dancing With The Stars” in the show’s 20th season. She was eliminated in the fifth week and finished ninth.
All in all, Somers has kept proving her doubters wrong when it comes to her career.