Susan Blakely

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  • Birth Place: Frankfurt, West Germany
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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Fast Facts

  • Moved frequently when she was growing up since her father was an Army officer; her family lived in such cities as Frankfurt, Seoul and Honolulu.
  • Began her showbiz career as a top fashion model for the Ford Agency; appeared on the covers of Vogue, Bazaar and Cosmopolitan.
  • Made her film debut in Savages (1972).
  • Auditioned for Lois Lane in Superman (1978), but the role went to Margot Kidder.
  • Created a semiprecious jewelry line called Susan Blakely Designs.

Awards

  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Todd Merer — Ex-husband
  • Lawrence Blakely — Father
  • Weezie Blakely — Mother
  • Stephen Jaffe — Husband

College

  • Attended University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States; attended Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Frankfurt, West Germany
  • Profession: Actor, Model