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Tanya Roberts (1955–2021), actress who starred in “That ‘70s Show”

by Linnea Crowther

Tanya Roberts was an actress known for roles including Midge Pinciotti in the TV sitcom “That ‘70s Show” and Bond girl Stacey Sutton in “A View to a Kill.”

  • Died: January 4, 2021 (Who else died on January 4?)
  • Details of death: Died in Los Angeles at the age of 65, confirmed Monday evening by her domestic partner Lance O’Brien to the New York Times, after her death was mistakenly announced earlier Monday.
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Acting career

Roberts’ breakthrough role came in 1980, when she was chosen to replace Shelley Hack for the fifth season of “Charlie’s Angels.” She played Julie Rogers, but she couldn’t revitalize the declining former hit show, and it was cancelled after that season. In 1985, Roberts starred as geologist Stacey Sutton opposite Roger Moore (1927—2017) in “A View to a Kill.” Her other notable 1980s films included “The Beastmaster” (1982), “Sheena: Queen of the Jungle” (1984), and “Body Slam” (1986). Among her last major roles was co-starring as Midge Pinciotti, Donna’s mother, in “That ‘70s Show.”

Tributes to Tanya Roberts

Full obituary: New York Times

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