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Audrey Dawn Johnston, who later became Brett Somers, was a Canadian-American actress, singer, and game-show host. She was most recognized for participating as a panelist on the CBS game show Match Game and for portraying Blanche Madison on the TV series The Odd Couple on a regular basis. She was also well-known for playing Siress Belloby on the television show “Battlestar Galactica.” In addition to these, Somers worked on a number of additional small-screen projects. Her other television credits include to name a few, “Love,” “The Defenders,” “Ben Casey,” “The Love Boat,” “The Fugitive,” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She performed in the plays “Maybe Tuesday,” “The Seven Year Itch,” “Happy Ending,” and “The Country Girl” to launch her career in theater. ‘Bus Riley’s Back in Town’ and ‘A Rage to Live’ were only a couple of the movies the Canadian-American actress had appeared in. In terms of her personal life, Somers was twice married and gave birth to three kids. She married Jack Klugman, a well-known Hollywood actor, for a second time; they were divorced in 1977. At the age of 83, she died on September 15, 2007.

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Career of Brett Somers

After beginning her acting career in theater, Brett Somers went on to work on numerous television shows, including “The Philco Television Playhouse,” “Playhouse 90,” “Kraft Television Theatre,” and “Robert Montgomery Presents.” She also performed in the plays “Happy Ending,” “The Country Girl,” and “The Seven Year Itch.” The actress was then chosen for roles in movies including “A Rage to Live” and “Bus Riley’s Back in Town.”

She appeared on various television programs in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “American Style,” “Love,” “The Defenders,” “Ben Casey,” “Have Gun, Will Travel,” “The Love Boat,” “CHiPs,” “The Fugitive,” “Barney Miller,” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Regarding Somers’ recurrent performances, she portrayed Siress Belloby on the television series “Battlestar Galactica” and Blanche in the ABC sitcom “The Odd Couple.” On the short-lived revival series “The New Perry Mason,” she also portrayed Gertie. In addition, Somers gained notoriety for participating as a panelist on the CBS game show “Match Game,” where she sported oversized eyeglasses and stylish wigs.

Along with Betty White and Charles Nelson Reilly, she also made an appearance on CBS’s “The Early Show” as part of the “Match Game” reunion. Even on ‘Hollywood Squares’ in the early 2000s, she and Reilly made an appearance. Somers performed in the cabaret show ‘An Evening with Brett Somers’ from 2003 to 2004. She was a subject of an interview on “The Real Match Game Story: Behind the Blank” in the year 2006. She also served as the host of “Match Game DVD” at that time. She also appeared on “PBS Match Game” that year.

Individual Life of Brett Somers

Audrey Dawn Johnston gave birth to Brett Somers on July 11, 1924, in New Brunswick, Canada. She fled her family at the age of 18 in order to pursue a career in acting. She moved to Greenwich Village and changed her name to “Brett.” She later relocated to New York and wed Robert Klein. Leslie, the couple’s daughter, passed away from cancer in 2003. Adam and David, sons of Somers and Jack Klugman, were born in 1953. In 1977, the couple got a divorce. The actress had a stomach and colon cancer diagnosis in 2004. She struggled with the illness for a few years until passing away on September 15, 2007, at the age of 83.

Brett Somers’s Net Worth

One of Canada’s wealthiest TV actors is Brett. According to our research, Brett Somers has a net worth of $5 million, as reported by Forbes, Wikipedia, and Business Insider.