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It was a different story offscreen: The couple managed to date quietly for the first two years of the show, with no one the wiser until they broke up.
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In 2000, Cuoco, right, played 'Brady Bunch' actress Maureen Mc Cormick in 2000's 'Growing Up Brady,' a TV movie about life behind the scenes of the classic sitcom. C.', Adam Brody, as Barry Williams and Caitlin Cullum as Eve Plumb.
No one would have dreamed that the 54-year-old star’s heart would cease beating by the end of the day.
That afternoon, waking from his customary nap, Ritter spent time refining some comedy bits with one of the episode’s guest stars, longtime friend Henry Winkler, 57.
Ritter was the sort of guy who asked crew to wear name tags so he could get to know them; gave daughter Kaley Cuoco fatherly advice on how to dress modestly (“Missy, you need to go change,” he told her when she showed up for work in a tank top); and raised millions for cerebral palsy research, a cause he was dedicated to for the sake of his sole sibling, Tom Ritter, 56, a lawyer, who was born with the condition. Alienated from each other, they hadn’t become friendly again until a full decade later (Amy engineered a reconciliation after running into Somers at a premiere party in 1995).
“If I hadn’t had resolution with John, this day would be unbearable,” says Somers.Her other early credits include 'Northern Exposure' and 'Ellen,' the '90s sitcom starring Ellen De Generes.Cuoco was cast as Bridget "Beach" Hennessy, the eldest daughter on the ABC sitcom '8 Simple Rules,' which starred John Ritter and Katey Sagal.“I feel a little sick to my stomach,” Ritter told director James Widdoes. “I told him to go lie down.” Still worried, Sagal told the assistant director, “Go check on him.” Ritter, stripped down to his underwear and T-shirt, was only growing sicker.