Joyce DeWitt

LOS ANGELES - JUL 11:  Joyce DeWitt at the "Tab Hunter Confident

DeWitt in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Joyce Anne DeWitt

Place of Birth: Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 23, 1949

*50% Italian
*25% Swedish
*25% mix of English and some Dutch

Joyce DeWitt is an American actress. She is known for starring in the television situation comedy Three’s Company. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the suburb of Speedway.

Joyce’s paternal grandfather was Walter Partridge DeWitt (the son of Clarence Ernest DeWitt and Abbie Gertrude Partridge). Walter was born in Pennsylvania, and was of Dutch and English ancestry. Clarence was the son of Clinton Edward DeWitt and Chloe L. Williams. Abbie was the daughter of Edward Everett Partridge and Elizabeth Jane Kinne.

Joyce’s paternal grandmother was Rose/Rosie Anderson (the daughter of Charles Anderson and Alma Mellarder). Rose was born in Pennsylvania, to Swedish parents.

Joyce’s maternal grandfather was named Querino/Guerino “Weir” Branciarolli/Branciaroli/Brancazio (who changed his surname to Branch). Querino was born in Giulianova, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy.

Joyce’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Domenica Devetorio/D’Vitterio/D’Vittorio/Di Vittorio. Mary was born in Atri, Provincia di Teramo.

Sources: Genealogy of Joyce DeWitt –

Genealogies of Joyce’s parents –

Marriage record of Joyce’s paternal grandparents, Walter Partridge DeWitt and Rose/Rosie Anderson –

Joyce’s paternal grandmother, Rose/Rosie Anderson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

4 Responses

  1. Homer Samson says:

    The most beautifully talented Italian lady that iv’e ever seen. Iv’e always enjoyed seen her!

  2. andrew says:

    Joyce’s maternal grandparents were from Giulianova, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy.

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