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Tanya Roberts, Charlie’s Angels and That ’70’s Show star, dead at 65

Tanya Roberts, Charlie’s Angels and That ’70’s Show star, dead at 65

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Tanya Roberts, who co-starred on That ’70s Show and Charlie’s Angels, passed away Sunday (Jan. 03, 2021). She was 65.

Roberts reportedly collapsed at home following a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve, a rep for Roberts told TMZ. She was hospitalized and put on a ventilator but never recovered. The official cause of death is currently unknown.

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Tanya Roberts arrives at the 18th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 24, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

Born in New York City on October 15, 1955, Roberts started her career as a model for various ads. She appeared in various off-Broadway productions before heading to Hollywood.

She appeared in various TV pilots, series and cult films before going on to star in the fifth season of ABC’s Charlies Angels. She joined Cheryl Ladd and Jacyln Smith as Julie Rogers, a character that replaced Shelley Hack’s Tiffany Welles.

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Actress Tanya Roberts arrives to the 14th Annual Environmental Media Awards on November 17, 2004 at The Ebell Club, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Tanya Roberts Most Famous Roles

Roberts then starred in the film The Beastmaster and other projects before landing the role as Bond girl Stacey Sutton in A View To A Kill in 1985.

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Roberts is best known as Midge Pinciotti, the mother of Donna Pinciotti played by Laura Prepon. She appeared in the Fox comedy That 70’s Show from 1998-2004 but left to take care for her sick husband.

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Actress Tanya Roberts arrives at the grand opening of Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “The Producers” at the Theatre des Arts at the Paris Las Vegas February 9, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Her TV credits also include The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Jack and Mike, L.A. Law, Tales From the Crypt, Diagnosis Murder, and 2005’s Barbershop, which was her last role.


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