Both gone but not forgotten. Norman Fell (1924 - 1998) - Played Mr. Roper on the TV series "Three's Company". Died at age 74 of cancer. Audra Marie Lindley (September 24, 1918 – October 16, 1997) became famous for her role as landlady Helen Roper Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers. She died of leukemia.