Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Amy Yasbeck -- John Ritter Foundation

I've watched Amy Yasbeck on everything from The Cosby Show, Wings, Just Shoot Me and in the Problem Child movies. Unfortunately, we have something in common. We're both young widows. John Ritter, one of my favorite comedic actors ever, died on September 11, 2003, leaving Yasbeck and Stella, the couple's young daughter.

Yasbeck went on to create The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and TV Guide did an article on her and the organization. She says,

"John really did heal people with laughter, and more and more, as the days, months and years have gone by, we have been able to choose to transform the grief into something positive."

I admire her the way I admire all other widows, regardless of age. But Amy turned John's death into something more and I know many of you have too, just like I did with this website.

Healing with laughter is a tremendous thing. When I get down, I put on The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley, I Love Lucy and Three's Company. I laugh, or try to. It's not always easy, but it does help. Check out the organization or start one of your own.


Aaron said...

John Ritter was one of the best! I loved him in Three's Company and that TV show helped me so many times, finding a laugh, feeling at home.

I still miss him a lot!

Len said...

It was great to see how wonderful a relationship can be even when it is spawned out of Hollywood. You rarely see anything like what they had with both of them being actors. It is just so sad to see how Amy was widowed at such a young age... is amazing.

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