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Also Known As: Suzanne Mahoney Died:
Born: October 16, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Bruno, California, USA Profession: actor, commercial spokesperson, TV host, singer, stunt double, model, poet

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An iconic pop culture figure for the past three decades, Suzanne Somers transformed herself from a bubbly sex symbol and seventies sitcom star - most famously as the clueless Chrissy Snow on the staple, "Three's Company" - to a vastly popular commercial spokesperson and author. Along the way, the cliché-breaking, far-from-dumb blonde garnered her share of bad press for questionable business decisions and suffered her share of personal setbacks, but Somers recouped from each of these downward turns with typical Hollywood aplomb.

An iconic pop culture figure for the past three decades, Suzanne Somers transformed herself from a bubbly sex symbol and seventies sitcom star - most famously as the clueless Chrissy Snow on the staple, "Three's Company" - to a vastly popular commercial spokesperson and author. Along the way, the cliché-breaking, far-from-dumb blonde garnered her share of bad press for questionable business decisions and suffered her share of personal setbacks, but Somers recouped from each of these downward turns with typical Hollywood aplomb.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Rusty: The Great Rescue (1998) Voice
3.
 Devil's Food (1996) Sally Mccormick
4.
 Seduced by Evil (1994) Lee Lindsay
5.
 Serial Mom (1994) Herself
6.
 Exclusive (1992) Marcy Singer
7.
 Keeping Secrets (1991) Herself
8.
 Rich Men, Single Women (1990) Paige
9.
 Yesterday's Hero (1980) Cloudy Martin
10.
 Nothing Personal (1980) Abigail Adams
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Worked as a fashion model
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Appeared in stock productions of "Guys and Dolls," "Annie Get Your Gun," "The Sound of Music," and "The Boyfriend"
1965:
TV debut, guest appearance on an episode of "Lassie" (CBS)
1968:
Film debut, bit part in "Bullitt"
1969:
Worked as a stunt double for actress Carol White in "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting"
1970:
While struggling to make it as a model, was nabbed by San Francisco police for passing a bad check for $250; avoided prosecution by eventually making good on the check
1971:
Was a regular on syndicated talk show "Mantrap"
1973:
Had memorable small role as blonde in a Thunderbird in George Lucas' "American Graffiti"
1977:
Played Chrissy (short for Christmas) Snow on the popular ABC sitcom "Three's Company"
1978:
Made TV-movie debut in "Zuma Beach" (NBC)
1980:
Wrote a book of poetry titled <i>Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers</i>
1985:
Appeared in ABC miniseries "Hollywood Wives"
1987:
Played the title role on the syndicated sitcom "She's the Sheriff"
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Appeared in the Moulin Rouge revue at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel
1988:
Published autobiography <i>Keeping Secrets</i> in which she detailed her life as the child of an alcoholic parent
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Became commercial spokesperson for ThighMaster and later ButtMaster
1991:
Co-starred on the sitcom "Step by Step" opposite Patrick Duffy (ABC, CBS)
1991:
Played herself from her college years to the present in ABC TV-movie based on her book "Keeping Secrets"; also producing debut
1991:
Introduced own line of jewelry sold on the Home Shopping Network
1994:
Hosted the unsuccessful syndicated talk show "The Suzanne Somers Show"
1994:
Began hosting "Will You Marry Me?" specials (ABC)
1994:
Appeared as herself in "Serial Mom"
1998:
Co-hosted "Candid Camera" (CBS) with Peter Funt
2001:
Made cameo appearance in "Say It Isn't So"
2003:
Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
2005:
Starred in her own one-woman show titled "The Blonde in the Thunderbird" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in NYC
2009:
Made a guest appearance on the Bravo reality series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"
2010:
Published her book <i>Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat after Forty</i>
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Education

San Francisco College for Women: San Francisco , California -
Lone Mountain School: -

Notes

In late March 2001, Somers announced she was undergoing homeopathic treatments for breast cancer. At the same time, she confirmed she had undergone liposuction. (She claimed it was to deal with the effects of cancer.)

"I've written books and produced important TV-movies, but I've gotten more reacions from that ad [for Thighmaster] than anything I've ever done."---Suzanne Somers in USA Today, September 27, 1991.

In playing the leading role on the sitcom "She's the Sheriff", Suzanne Somers replaced initial choice Priscilla Barnes, who ironically was one of the actresses who had replaced Somers as the requisite blonde on "Three's Company".

Somers testified before a US Senate committee on the subject of family addictions in 1991.

Somers was named Las Vegas Female Entertainer of the Year (1986)

She has received a Humanitarian Award from the National Council on Alcoholism in 1992.

Somers was honored as Mother of the Year in 1993 along with Dr. Mathilde Krim

She was given the President's Award from the National Association of American Drug Counselors.

"One of the great things about the whole thing that happened to my career ..., getting fired for asking to be paid what the men were being paid on 'Three's Company,' and having to reinvent myself, and essentially not being able to get a job in television for many years, it allows me to do something as fulfilling as a one-woman show, which is something you don't do for money. You do it because it's creative, and artistic, and for the love of it."---Somers on her career choices to ETonline.com, April 14, 2005.

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husband:
Greg Somers. Divorced.
husband:
Alan Hamel. Producer, manager. Married 1977; second husband.

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father:
Frank Mahoney.
mother:
Marion Mahoney.
sister:
Maureen Mahoney. Older.
brother:
Danny Mahoney.
son:
Bruce Somers. Director. From first marriage; born c. 1966; was assistant location manager on and had a cameo in "Keeping Secrets" (1991); married with one child.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Touch Me" Nash Publishing
"Keeping Secrets" Warner Books
"Wednesday's Children" Penguin Group
"Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight" Crown Publishing Group
"After the Fall" Random House
"Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food" Crown Publishing Group
"Eat, Cheat and Melt the Fat Away"
"Suzanne Somers' Fast and Easy" Crown Publishing Group
"Sexy Years" Crown Publishing Group
"Somersize Chocolate" Crown Publishing Group
"Slim and Sexy Forever" Crown Publishing Group
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