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Q. Whatever happened to Joyce DeWitt, one of the stars of "Three's Company"? I haven't seen her in years. - D.D.B.

A. Stats: Born April 23, 1949, in Wheeling, W.Va., she graduated with a theater degree from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. She's single.Early years: DeWitt grew up in Speedway, Ind. She started acting in high school there. During college, she spent summers working in regional theater. Later, she did dinner theater in Indianapolis and summer stock in Indiana and Illinois before heading to Los Angeles to enroll in UCLA graduate school. She did secretarial work until her TV bow in "Baretta." She was signed by ABC but was turned down for a role in "Happy Days." When she was given a choice of two sitcoms in 1976, she picked "Three's Company."

Famous for: For seven seasons, 1977-84, she played sensible Janet Wood in "Three's Company" with John Ritter, Suzanne Somers (and her successors).

In recent years: After "Three's Company" ended, DeWitt quit acting. In a recent interview in the Grand Rapids Press, she said, "I had planned to take six months off to sort things out and find out more about myself and what I wanted to to do." Her first acting job in seven years was the play "Noises Off" at Michigan's Cherry County Playhouse in June.

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