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Also Known As: Susan Michaelin Sullivan Died:
Born: November 18, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, PLAYBOY bunny

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Susan Sullivan's striking statuesque blonde beauty and sophisticated persona often finds her cast in roles that require intelligence and authority. Although born in New York City, she was raised on Long Island and became interested in acting as a youngster, appearing locally as an actress and model. At the age of 16, she was a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and when it came time for college, she was offered three scholarships. Sullivan chose to attend Hofstra University, bypassing offers from Carnegie-Mellon and New York University. She did apprentice work at the Cleveland Playhouse, the Hartford Stage Company and the National Repertory Theatre before making her Broadway debut alongside Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine."

Susan Sullivan's striking statuesque blonde beauty and sophisticated persona often finds her cast in roles that require intelligence and authority. Although born in New York City, she was raised on Long Island and became interested in acting as a youngster, appearing locally as an actress and model. At the age of 16, she was a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and when it came time for college, she was offered three scholarships. Sullivan chose to attend Hofstra University, bypassing offers from Carnegie-Mellon and New York University. She did apprentice work at the Cleveland Playhouse, the Hartford Stage Company and the National Repertory Theatre before making her Broadway debut alongside Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Show & Tell (1998)
2.
 My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) Isabelle Wallace
3.
 Two Came Back (1997) Patricia Clarkson
4.
 Perfect Stranger, A (1994) Kaye
6.
 Cave-In! (1983) Senator Kate Lassiter
7.
 Ordeal of Dr. Mudd, The (1980) Francis Mudd
8.
 Marriage Is Alive and Well (1980) Sara Fish
9.
 City in Fear (1980) Madelaine Crawford
10.
 Having Babies III (1978) Dr Julie Farr
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1960:
Worked as a Playboy bunny in NYC while attending collge
1968:
Broadway debut as Elizabeth in "Jimmy Shine", starring Dustin Hoffman
1969:
TV debut in "Macbeth" (syndicated)
1970:
Played Nancy Condon in the ABC daytime drama "A World Apart"
1971:
Played Lenore Moore on the NBC soap "Another World"
1975:
Relocated from New York City to Los Angeles
1976:
Primetime series debut as co-star of "Rich Man, Poor Man--Book II" (ABC)
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Played role of Julie Farr in TV-movie sequels/series pilots "Having Babies II" and "Having Babies III" (ABC)
1978:
Feature debut, "Killer's Delight"
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Starred in title role of "Julie Farr, M.D." (series was originally called "Having Babies"); won Emmy nomination
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Appeared as Lois on "It's a Living" (ABC)
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Co-starred in the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"; cast as Maggie Gioberti
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Played Kathleen, the love interest to George Carlin on the sitcom "The George Carlin Show" (Fox)
1995:
Portrayed the matriarch on the short-lived ABC drama series "The Monroes"
1997:
Returned to series TV as co-star in the sitcom "Dharma and Greg" (ABC)
1997:
Had featured role as Cameron Diaz's mother in P J Hogan's "My Best Friend's Wedding"
2000:
Starred in a Pasadena Playhouse production of "The Glass Menagerie"
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Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -
Hofstra University: Hempstead , New York - 1966
Hofstra University: Hempstead , New York - 1966

Notes

Some sources give 1944 as the year of Ms. Sullivan's birth

Active in charity work throughout her career, Sullivan has volunteered her time to "Save the Children", the Los Angeles Mission, the Foundation of Hospice and Homecare and Easter Seals. For her charity work, Sullivan received the American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year Award.

In the mid-1980s, she was the TV commercial spokesperson for Tylenol.

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companion:
Cary Grant. Actor. Dated in the 1960s.
companion:
Connell Cowan. Author. Wrote 1986 best-seller, "Smart Women, Foolish Choices"; together from c. 1987; has been twice married and divorced with two sons.

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father:
Brendan Sullivan. Advertising executive. Was an alcoholic.
mother:
Helen Sullivan.
brother:
Brendan Sullivan Jr. Older.
sister:
Brigid Sullivan. Younger.
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