Fast Facts

  • Began her career as a teenage model.
  • Had her first break on the television movie Fame Is the Name of the Game, which spawned the series Name of the Game, in which she also starred.
  • Became involved with the Special Olympics in the early 1970s, around the same time her future husband Dick Ebersol began his involvement with the Olympic Games. 
  • Best known for her roles on Kate & Allie, in which she played a divorcée sharing an apartment with another single mom; and McMillan and Wife, playing the wife of a police commissioner opposite Rock Hudson.
  • Retired from acting after the birth of her fifth child.
  • Her 14-year-old son died in a 2004 plane crash that also seriously injured her husband and another son. In 2009, she spoke at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference panel about death and grief, along with Elizabeth Edwards, who had also lost a teenage son.

Awards

  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: Nominee
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama, Continuing: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama: Nominee
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series: Winner
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nominee
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Drama Series or Television Movie: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Charles Daniel Miller — Father
  • Charlie Ebersol — Son
  • Willie Ebersol — Son
  • Richard Neubert — Ex-husband
  • David Jonathon Miller — Brother
  • Edward 'Teddy' Bright Ebersol — Son
  • Sunshine Lucas — Daughter
  • Harmony Lucas — Son
  • Mary Mercedes Miller Dewey — Sister
  • Charles G. Miller — Brother
  • Dick Ebersol — Husband
  • Constance Geiger Miller — Mother
  • Christa Miller — Niece
  • Tom Lucas — Ex-husband

College

  • Attended Connecticut College for Women, New London, CT

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  • Birth Name: Susan Jane Miller
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: August 14, 1946, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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