skip navigation
Overview for Susan Kohner
Susan Kohner

Susan Kohner

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

By Love... Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.., Jason Robards, George Hamilton. A married... more info $11.45was $19.95 Buy Now

Bullet Train ... One of the Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Trains Is Threatened with a Bomb That Will... more info $13.95was $12.99 Buy Now

Golden Age of... Four classic shows from the Golden Age of Television. more info $5.95was $6.98 Buy Now

The Gene Krupa... Sal Mineo (Rebel Without a Cause) steals the screen with his acclaimed portrayal... more info $17.95was $20.95 Buy Now

Alfred... Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock was as prolific as he was brilliant,... more info $27.96was $34.98 Buy Now

To Hell And... Amazingly realistic war footage combined with true-life heroics power this... more info $11.21was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Susanna Kohner Died:
Born: November 11, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ... actor
RATE AND COMMENT

BIOGRAPHY

The award-winning daughter of agent Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar, Susan Kohner delivered well-received performances in a handful of films in the 1950s and early 60s before retiring from acting after her 1964 marriage to fashion designer John Weitz.

The petite, dark-haired, exotic beauty worked onstage in productions ranging from Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" to William Inge's "Bus Stop." Kohner first won acclaim on screen as an Italian girl briefly romanced by WWII hero Audie Murphy in the biopic "To Hell and Back" (1955). She scored as a half-breed making an ill-fated journey across Apache territory in the Western "The Last Wagon" (1956) and won praise as a plain-looking neighborhood girl romanced by juvenile delinquent Sal Mineo in "Dino" (1957). 1959 proved to be a banner year for the young player. Kohner earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Juanita Moore's willful daughter in Douglas Sirk's remake of "Imitation of Life." She was an Arab princess in love with John Saxon in the Biblical epic "The Big Fisherman" and showed skill as the woman in the life of a jazz musician in "The Gene Krupa Story," again reteamed with Sal Mineo as Krupa. Her next two features "All the Fine Young Cannibals" (1960) and "By Love Possessed" (1961) found her cast a George Hamilton's love interest and are among her least successful screen portrayals. Her final screen appearance was as Montgomery Clift's wife in "Freud," John Huston's 1962 biopic.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute