Dorothy Fay Ritter

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: actress and widow of the late singing cowboy Tex Ritter and mother of the late comedic actor John Ritter who appeared in a string of "B" westerns opposite her husband in the 1940's as Dorothy Fay (strangely enough, the only non-B movie she appeared in was the 1940 classic The Philadelphia Story), and who was reported as dead in an obituary by the London Daily Telegraph in 2001 (John had to contact the obituaries desk himself to prove his mother was very much alive).

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: April 4, 1915

 

Died: November 5, 2003

 

Location: Woodland Hills, California