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The only surviving cast members of Three’s company

As mentioned earlier, there’s been something of a revolving door of blonde leads on “Three’s Company” over the years, with three different actresses playing three different women throughout the series. The second of the three was Cindy Snow, who arrived in the fifth season to replace the original blonde Chrissy after Suzanne Somers was fired. Rather than go with a character that had no connection to Chrissy’s departure, it was decided to create a cousin for her. That way, any similarities between the two characters could be excused as shared family traits. Cindy was more than Chrissy played by a different actress, as the Snow family’s small town roots were more strongly emphasized. Cindy has been described as more naive, as she was raised on the farm instead of the big city, her physical clumsiness being more fodder for punchlines rather than a lack of intelligence, as was the case with Chrissy .

Actress Jenilee Harrison played Cindy, her first major role after credits like “College Girl” and “Cheerleader.” Although she only spent two seasons on “Three’s Company,” Harrison’s career would not stagnate for long as she would join the main cast of the prime-time soap opera “Dallas” two years later, spending three seasons in as Jamie Ewing. However, “Dallas” would prove to be his last major role; she scored only minor film and TV gigs in the 80s and 90s before appearing to retire from acting in the early 2000s.