Sad news for Smithers fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actress best known for her role on the television series WKRP in Cincinnati, is about to announce her retirement from acting, at age 73, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 09/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actress isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouJan was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“Jan Smithers was unlike any other actress we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJan”
— @universalObserver, 8 Feb 2023
“Smithers wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 8 Feb 2023
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