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Priscilla Barnes Biography

Birth Place:
Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Father was a career Air Force officer
  • Was spotted by Bob Hope in a 1975 fashion show and asked to join his troupe of entertainers on a tour of veterans hospitals and military bases
  • Was Penthouse Pet of the Month under the name Joann Witty in the March 1976 issue
  • The magazine sought to republish the photos under her real name in 1983 after she became a regular on the sitcom Three's Company and she sued
  • In 1981, replaced Jenilee Harrison (who had replaced Suzanne Somers) in Three's Company
  • Was considered for the role of Willie Scott in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), but could not accept due to shooting conflicts with her sitcom
  • Portrayed Hildy Granger on the 1987 pilot of the sitcom She's the Sheriff, a part that was subsequently played in the series by Suzanne Somers
  • Has toured and made public appearances with her Three's Company costars Joyce DeWitt and Richard Kline