Susan Dey

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  • Birth Name: Susan Hallock Smith
  • Birth Place: Pekin, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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Fast Facts

  • As a teen model, appeared on the cover of several magazines, including Seventeen, American Girl and Simplicity.
  • Landed breakthrough role of Laurie Partridge on The Partridge Family (1970-74) even though she'd had no prior acting experience.
  • Was offered but declined the role of Sandy in the 1978 film Grease; the part subsequently went to Olivia Newton-John.
  • Appeared as high-powered attorney Grace Van Owen on the NBC drama series L.A. Law from 1986 to '92.
  • A champion of numerous causes, serves as a board member of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center and works as a volunteer with the organizations Love Is Feeding Everyone (LIFE) and Women Helping Women.

Awards

  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner

Relationships

  • Bernard Sofronski — Husband
  • Dale McCraven — Ex-significant Other
  • Sarah Dey Hirshan — Daughter
  • Lenny Hirshan — Ex-husband
  • Robert Smith — Father
  • Lesley — Sister
  • Gail Dey — Mother

Details

  • Birth Name: Susan Hallock Smith
  • Birth Place: Pekin, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model

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