|Birth Day:||July 8, 1942|
|Birth Place:||Seattle, Washington, United States|
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Her second husband was German mountain climber Friedrich "Fritz" Stammberger, who disappeared in Afghanistan in 1975 while mountain climbing. After years of searching, she speculated that Fritz was actually helping the CIA establish mountain bases along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and had died during a battle with USSR forces. This has never been proven.
On an syndication Nighttime Episode of The Price Is Right in 1976 during the Cliff Hangers game, host Dennis James had referred to the mountain climber as "Fritz." He was not aware of Pennington's heartbreaking personal crisis as her then second husband, Fritz Stammberger, had disappeared while mountain climbing in Afghanistan in the mid 1970s. The contestant playing Cliff Hangers had lost the game on one of the smaller prizes as the mountain climber fell over the cliff and Dennis shouted out "There Goes Fritz!" which sent a horrified and distraught Janice running and remaining backstage crying, she did not appeared on camera nor on air for the remainder of the episode. Because of this incident, it was speculated that this was the reason that it led to Dennis ultimately being dismissed from his hosting duties come 1977 (with Bob Barker taking over afterwards until the cancellation in 1980) ; however, the real reason for James's departure was that his five-year contract with the show had expired in 1977 and was not renewed, in favor of Barker.
In 1984, she married writer Carlos de Abreu, a native of Mozambique.
In June 1988, a camera hit Pennington and she fell off the stage. She was unconscious and was taken to a hospital; taping of the episode resumed after 45 minutes. Pennington's resulting surgery left her with scars and one shoulder shorter than the other, so she could no longer wear swimsuits on the show. A substitute model filled in for her briefly during that time.
This may also explain why Pennington was never present on stage with the game modeling the three smaller prizes on the daytime show, with the exception of one time in November 1993.
When Pearson Television took over the show on October 19, 2000, Pennington's employment ended the following year in 2001 following taping of the December 13, 2000 episode. She signed a confidential settlement agreement.
Currently, Janice Pennington is 79 years, 5 months and 1 days old. Janice Pennington will celebrate 80th birthday on a Friday 8th of July 2022.
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