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Clark, Susan (I) Biography




biography of Clark, Susan (I)

Susan Goulding Clark
Maam
8 March 1940, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
5' 9"
Award-winning Canadian actress Susan Clark, born on March 8, 1940, took up acting at an early age (12) in her hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. Her family moved to Toronto around that period of time and she joined the Toronto Children's Players Theatre. Her first professional curtain call took place on the musical stage in a 1955 production of "Silk Stockings" which starred veteran actor 'Don Ameche' (qv). The "acting bug" bit hard and a very determined Susan pressed her family to allow her to study at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She gained valuable experience in repertory, making her London debut in "Poor Bitos" in the early 1960s. She even got a taste of on-camera work when she won multiple roles on a 1965 episode of _"The Benny Hill Show" (1957)_ (qv). Returning to Canada, however, due to the illness of her father, she subsequently decided to trek, instead, to Los Angeles to continue her professional career. In search of on-camera work, she attracted notice in some guest roles on TV and this eventually led to a Universal contract. The ten-year contract was one of the last of its kind as Hollywood was witnessing the demise of the studio contract system. After gaining some exposure on episodes of _"The Virginian" (1962)_ (qv) and _"Run for Your Life" (1965)_ (qv), Susan's first screen assignment for Universal was as the second female lead in the soap-styled drama _Banning (1967)_ (qv) starring 'Robert Wagner (I)' (qv), in one of his typical jet-setting playboy parts, and the scintillating 'Jill St. John' (qv), who would wed her "Banning" leading man two decades later. From there, Susan only grew in stature. Playing the second female lead again in the critically-praised crimer _Madigan (1968)_ (qv) starring 'Richard Widmark' (qv) and 'Inger Stevens' (qv), she finally earned top female billing opposite 'Clint Eastwood' (qv) in _Coogan's Bluff (1968)_ (qv) playing a sexy parole officer and enjoying romantic clinches with the up-and-coming film icon on film. Tall and willowy with incandescent blue eyes, Susan continued to impress on celluloid with roles in _Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)_ (qv), _Valdez Is Coming (1971)_ (qv) and, in particular, _Skin Game (1971)_ (qv). It was 70s TV-movies, however, that would take full advantage of Susan's vibrant, intelligent acting talents. First came the tender-hearted mini-movie _Something for a Lonely Man (1968) (TV)_ (qv). While a vehicle for Bonanza's 'Dan Blocker' (qv), co-star Susan made a strong, spunky impression as his small-town romantic interest. This was followed by choice roles in _The Challengers (1970) (TV)_ (qv) and _The Astronaut (1972) (TV)_ (qv). 1975 was a banner year for Susan who not only provided a couple of excellent scenes as 'Gene Hackman' (qv)'s wife in the film-noir _Night Moves (1975)_ (qv) but, made a resounding, Emmy-winning impression on TV audiences as feminist track-and-field Olympian-turned-golf star 'Babe Didrikson Zaharias' (qv), who is later felled by cancer, in the TV mini-bio _Babe (1975) (TV)_ (qv). This was a pronounced victory for Susan both professionally and personally for it was on this set that she met her second husband, co-star 'Alex Karras' (qv), who played Babe's spouse George. Susan was in immediate demand and was quickly cast as another feisty, ill-fated heroine, this time in the form of famed aviatrix _Amelia Earhart (1976) (TV)_ (qv). Predictably, Susan was wonderful and earned a second Emmy nomination for her efforts (she didn't win). She and Karras (who had a child, Katie, in 1980) went on to jointly act in and/or produce various film and TV projects, including the TV movies _Jimmy B. & André (1980) (TV)_ (qv), and _Maid in America (1982) (TV)_ (qv), and the films _Nobody's Perfekt (1981)_ (qv) and _Porky's (1982)_ (qv). This culminated in their biggest collaborative effort with the sitcom series _"Webster" (1983)_ (qv) wherein both were unmercifully upstaged by the hopelessly cute antics of its tyke star 'Emmanuel Lewis' (qv). While the series hardly tested the couple's acting mettle and the plot was pretty much a "Diff'rent Strokes" rehash, the show proved quite popular on its own and put Clark and Karras firmly on the TV map between 1983 to 1988. Susan, herself, earned a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series". Following the sitcom' demise, Susan relinquished the limelight a bit and found contentment on the local Southern California stage. Relishing acting challenges in such wide-ranging plays as "Meetin's on the Porch" (1990) with 'Patty Duke' (qv) and 'Carrie Snodgress' (qv), "Afterplay" (1998), "Bicoastal Women" (2003) and "The Importance of Being Earnest" (2004) (as Lady Bracknell), she eventually became a dedicated member of the Rubicon Theater Company in Los Angeles, gracing such plays there as "The Glass Menagerie", "Dancing at Lughnasa", "The Devil's Disciple" and, most recently, "A Delicate Balance".
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-   'Alex Karras' (qv) (21 May 1980 - 10 October 2012) (his death); 1 child

-   'Robert L. Joseph' (qv) (12 December 1970 - November 1973) (divorced)


-   Daughter, Katie (b. 1980), with 'Alex Karras' (qv).

-   Grew up in Toronto, Canada.

-   Older stepsister of 'Linda Thorson' (qv). They were both on _"Emily of New Moon" (1998)_ (qv).

-   Studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

-   Stepsister-in-law of 'Gavin Mitchell (I)' (qv).

-   Ex-stepsister-in-law of 'Bill Boggs' (qv) and 'Barry Bergthorson' (qv).


-   TV commercial for Krafts butter (1990s)


-   "People Weekly" (USA), 26 June 2000, Vol. 53, Iss. 25, pg. 126, "Webster"


-   "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 3, pg. 20-21, by: staff, "Grin & Bare It: Susan Clark"

-   "Playboy" (USA), February 1973, Vol. 20, Iss. 2, pg. 75-80, by: Mario Casilli, "The Ziegfeld Girls: A dazzling review starring the talking pictures' own Susan Clark"

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Acting in movies

  1. Stanley Rubin: A Work in Progress (2008)
  2. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {A Seller of Dreams (#4.7)}
  3. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {A Weaver of Dreams (#3.13)}
  4. "ESPN SportsCentury" (1999) {Babe Didrikson Zaharias}
  5. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {A Child Shall Lead Them (#1.11)}
  6. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {A Shadow in His Dream (#2.3)}
  7. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {A Winter's Tale (#1.12)}
  8. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {And So Shall They Reap (#2.2)}
  9. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {Eye of Heaven (#1.1)}
  10. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {Falling Angels (#1.7)}
  11. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {Paradise Lost (#1.5)}
  12. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {Storms of the Heart (#1.2)}
  13. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {Summer of Sorrows (#2.1)}
  14. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {The Book of Yesterday (#1.3)}
  15. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {The Disapppointed House (#1.4)}
  16. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {The Enchanted Doll (#1.6)}
  17. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {The Ghost of Whyther Grange (#1.10)}
  18. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {The Sound of Silence (#1.13)}
  19. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {The Tale of Duncan McHugh (#1.8)}
  20. "Emily of New Moon" (1998) {The Wild Rover (#1.9)}
  21. Toe Tags (1996) (TV)
  22. Butterbox Babies (1995)
  23. Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994) (TV)
  24. Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994) (TV)
  25. "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) {Moving Violation (#7.13)}
  26. "Webster" (1983) {A-Camping We Will Go (#6.18)}
  27. "Webster" (1983) {Flood of Memories: the Final Chapter (#6.24)}
  28. "Webster" (1983) {Here Come the Jets (#6.17)}
  29. "Webster" (1983) {Thanksgiving with the Four Tops (#6.16)}
  30. "Webster" (1983) {The Gospel Truth (#6.21)}
  31. "Webster" (1983) {The Science Project (#6.20)}
  32. "Webster" (1983) {The Visitor (#6.23)}
  33. "Webster" (1983) {Ticket to Ride (#6.19)}
  34. "Webster" (1983) {Webtrek (#6.25)}
  35. "Webster" (1983) {Basketball Blues (#5.20)}
  36. "Webster" (1983) {Bowled Over (#6.15)}
  37. "Webster" (1983) {Dial K for Katherine (#5.18)}
  38. "Webster" (1983) {Doing Time at the Community Center (#6.14)}
  39. "Webster" (1983) {Heaven (#6.10)}
  40. "Webster" (1983) {Homecoming (#5.19)}
  41. "Webster" (1983) {Love Letters (#5.21)}
  42. "Webster" (1983) {Nerds Are People Too (#5.14)}
  43. "Webster" (1983) {Papa's Big Romance (#6.4)}
  44. "Webster" (1983) {Parental Guidance Suggested (#5.23)}
  45. "Webster" (1983) {Rich Man, Poor Man (#6.13)}
  46. "Webster" (1983) {Rub-a-Dub-Dub (#5.24)}
  47. "Webster" (1983) {Sale Away (#6.6)}
  48. "Webster" (1983) {See George Run (#5.25)}
  49. "Webster" (1983) {Take My Cousin, Please (#6.9)}
  50. "Webster" (1983) {Taming of the Stew (#5.15)}
  51. "Webster" (1983) {The Chelsea Cat (#6.8)}
  52. "Webster" (1983) {The Couch Potato Must Die (#5.16)}
  53. "Webster" (1983) {The Cruise (#5.17)}
  54. "Webster" (1983) {The Crush (#6.7)}
  55. "Webster" (1983) {The Cuckoo's Nest (#3.27)}
  56. "Webster" (1983) {The Election (#6.5)}
  57. "Webster" (1983) {The Four Tops: The Sequel (#5.13)}
  58. "Webster" (1983) {The Painting (#6.2)}
  59. "Webster" (1983) {The Quiz Show (#6.3)}
  60. "Webster" (1983) {The Talk Show (#5.22)}
  61. "Webster" (1983) {The Web-Touchables: Part 1 (#6.11)}
  62. "Webster" (1983) {The Web-Touchables: Part 2 (#6.12)}
  63. "Webster" (1983) {The Wild, Wild Webst (#6.1)}
  64. "Webster" (1983) {A Hell of a Weekend (#5.10)}
  65. "Webster" (1983) {A Test of Character (#4.14)}
  66. "Webster" (1983) {Blast from the Past: Part 1 (#2.25)}
  67. "Webster" (1983) {Breaking Away (#5.6)}
  68. "Webster" (1983) {Freedom of the Press (#4.15)}
  69. "Webster" (1983) {Games People Play (#4.20)}
  70. "Webster" (1983) {George's Brush with Life (#5.8)}
  71. "Webster" (1983) {Grab Bag (#5.5)}
  72. "Webster" (1983) {Hello, Nicky (#5.4)}
  73. "Webster" (1983) {Honor Thy Grandfather (#4.16)}
  74. "Webster" (1983) {Katherine the Brave (#4.21)}
  75. "Webster" (1983) {Katherine, the Greek (#5.11)}
  76. "Webster" (1983) {Leave It to Diva (#4.13)}
  77. "Webster" (1983) {Our Song (#4.18)}
  78. "Webster" (1983) {Rear View Mirror: Part 1 (#3.28)}
  79. "Webster" (1983) {Rear View Mirror: Part 2 (#3.29)}
  80. "Webster" (1983) {San Francisco: Part 1 (#5.1)}
  81. "Webster" (1983) {San Francisco: Part 2 (#5.2)}
  82. "Webster" (1983) {San Francisco: Part 3 (#5.3)}
  83. "Webster" (1983) {Secrets (#4.12)}
  84. "Webster" (1983) {Seeing It Through (#4.17)}
  85. "Webster" (1983) {Simple Gifts (#5.12)}
  86. "Webster" (1983) {Special Delivery (#3.26)}
  87. "Webster" (1983) {The Importance of Being Worthy (#5.9)}
  88. "Webster" (1983) {The K.O. Kid (#4.19)}
  89. "Webster" (1983) {The Strike (#5.7)}
  90. "Webster" (1983) {A Friend in Need (#3.19)}
  91. "Webster" (1983) {A Run for the Money (#4.4)}
  92. "Webster" (1983) {Almost Home (#3.21)}
  93. "Webster" (1983) {Borrowed Time (#3.18)}
  94. "Webster" (1983) {Farewell to Arms (#3.22)}
  95. "Webster" (1983) {Gotcha (#3.24)}
  96. "Webster" (1983) {Hello, I Must Be Going (#3.15)}
  97. "Webster" (1983) {Kiss Me Kate (#4.8)}
  98. "Webster" (1983) {Love Papadapolis Style (#3.20)}
  99. "Webster" (1983) {McGruff (#4.1)}
  100. "Webster" (1983) {My Family's Honor (#3.25)}
  101. "Webster" (1983) {Play Ball (#4.9)}
  102. "Webster" (1983) {Read It and Weep (#4.5)}
  103. "Webster" (1983) {That's Rich (#3.16)}
  104. "Webster" (1983) {The Big Sleepover (#4.10)}
  105. "Webster" (1983) {The Derby (#4.3)}
  106. "Webster" (1983) {The Landlords (#4.2)}
  107. "Webster" (1983) {The Man in the Red Flannel Suit (#4.11)}
  108. "Webster" (1983) {The Tribute (#4.7)}
  109. "Webster" (1983) {There Goes the Bride (#3.23)}
  110. "Webster" (1983) {TV or Not TV (#3.17)}
  111. "Webster" (1983) {Witchbusters (#4.6)}
  112. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985) (TV)
  113. "Webster" (1983) {Alien (#3.5)}
  114. "Webster" (1983) {And Baby Makes Breakfast (#3.3)}
  115. "Webster" (1983) {Be It Ever So Humble (#2.23)}
  116. "Webster" (1983) {Best of Friends (#2.21)}
  117. "Webster" (1983) {Big Problems (#3.4)}
  118. "Webster" (1983) {Blast from the Past: Part 2 (#2.26)}
  119. "Webster" (1983) {Chained (#3.12)}
  120. "Webster" (1983) {Good Grief (#3.7)}
  121. "Webster" (1983) {Great Expectations: Part 1 (#3.9)}
  122. "Webster" (1983) {Great Expectations: Part 2 (#3.10)}
  123. "Webster" (1983) {How the West Was Once: Part 1 (#3.1)}
  124. "Webster" (1983) {How the West Was Once: Part 2 (#3.2)}
  125. "Webster" (1983) {In the Family Way: Part 1 (#2.18)}
  126. "Webster" (1983) {In the Family Way: Part 2 (#2.19)}
  127. "Webster" (1983) {It's a Dog's Life (#2.13)}
  128. "Webster" (1983) {It's Academic (#2.22)}
  129. "Webster" (1983) {Keep on Truckin' Papa (#2.15)}
  130. "Webster" (1983) {One More Shot (#3.8)}
  131. "Webster" (1983) {Parent Trap (#3.6)}
  132. "Webster" (1983) {Runaway (#2.14)}
  133. "Webster" (1983) {Strike Up the Band (#2.17)}
  134. "Webster" (1983) {The Best Thing I Can Be (#2.24)}
  135. "Webster" (1983) {The Triangle (#3.13)}
  136. "Webster" (1983) {The Truth Hurts (#3.14)}
  137. "Webster" (1983) {The Uh-Oh Feeling (#2.16)}
  138. The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards (1984) (TV)
  139. "Webster" (1983) {Burn-Out (#2.5)}
  140. "Webster" (1983) {Dreamland (#1.21)}
  141. "Webster" (1983) {George the Patient in Spite of Himself (#1.14)}
  142. "Webster" (1983) {God Bless the Child (#2.9)}
  143. "Webster" (1983) {Katherine Fights City Hall (#2.12)}
  144. "Webster" (1983) {Knock, Knock (#2.4)}
  145. "Webster" (1983) {Maybe Baby (#1.15)}
  146. "Webster" (1983) {Missing (#1.16)}
  147. "Webster" (1983) {More Than a Memory (#1.20)}
  148. "Webster" (1983) {Moving On (#2.6)}
  149. "Webster" (1983) {Secrets of the Night (#1.17)}
  150. "Webster" (1983) {Special Friends (#1.18)}
  151. "Webster" (1983) {Thanksgiving Show (#2.8)}
  152. "Webster" (1983) {The Great Walnutto (#2.3)}
  153. "Webster" (1983) {To Tell the Truth (#2.11)}
  154. "Webster" (1983) {Too Much Class (#2.10)}
  155. "Webster" (1983) {Uncle Phillip (#1.19)}
  156. "Webster" (1983) {Webster Long: Part 1 (#1.22)}
  157. "Webster" (1983) {Webster Long: Part 2 (#2.1)}
  158. "Webster" (1983) {Webster Long: Part 3 (#2.2)}
  159. "Webster" (1983) {You Can't Go Home Again (#2.7)}
  160. "Webster" (1983) {A Question of Honor (#1.12)}
  161. "Webster" (1983) {Another Ballgame (#1.1)}
  162. "Webster" (1983) {Consulting Adults (#1.3)}
  163. "Webster" (1983) {Don't Jump George (#1.13)}
  164. "Webster" (1983) {Educating Katherine (#1.10)}
  165. "Webster" (1983) {Happy Un-Birthday (#1.2)}
  166. "Webster" (1983) {Katherine's Swan Song (#1.4)}
  167. "Webster" (1983) {Saying Goodbye (#1.5)}
  168. "Webster" (1983) {Second Time Around (#1.7)}
  169. "Webster" (1983) {Teddy Bear Scare (#1.11)}
  170. "Webster" (1983) {That's Entertainment (#1.9)}
  171. "Webster" (1983) {The Green-Eyed Monster (#1.6)}
  172. "Webster" (1983) {Travis (#1.8)}
  173. Maid in America (1982) (TV)
  174. Porky's (1982)
  175. Nobody's Perfekt (1981)
  176. The Choice (1981) (TV)
  177. "Standing Room Only" (1976) {Sherlock Holmes}
  178. Double Negative (1980)
  179. Jimmy B. & André (1980) (TV)
  180. City on Fire (1979)
  181. Murder by Decree (1979)
  182. Promises in the Dark (1979)
  183. The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
  184. Hedda Gabler (1978) (TV)
  185. "Disneyland" (1954) {Mickey's 50 (#25.8)}
  186. The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1977) (TV)
  187. US Against the World (1977) (TV)
  188. Amelia Earhart (1976) (TV)
  189. McNaughton's Daughter (1976) (TV)
  190. "Disneyland" (1954) {The Apple Dumpling Gang (#23.7)}
  191. "The Alan Hamel Show" (1976) {(1976-09-20)}
  192. "The Hollywood Squares" (1965) {(1976-02-02)}
  193. "The Hollywood Squares" (1965) {(1976-04-05)}
  194. "The Hollywood Squares" (1965) {(1976-10-04)}
  195. "The Peter Marshall Variety Show" (1976) {(1976-09-30)}
  196. Babe (1975) (TV)
  197. Night Moves (1975)
  198. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
  199. "The Hollywood Squares" (1965) {(1975-09-15)}
  200. "The Magnificent Marble Machine" (1975) {(1975-08-18)}
  201. Airport 1975 (1974)
  202. Double Solitaire (1974) (TV)
  203. The Midnight Man (1974)
  204. "Barnaby Jones" (1973) {Woman in the Shadows (#2.22)}
  205. Showdown (1973)
  206. Trapped (1973) (TV)
  207. Poet Game (1972) (TV)
  208. The Astronaut (1972) (TV)
  209. "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) {Please Don't Send Flowers (#4.9)}
  210. "The Bold Ones: The New Doctors" (1969) {An Inalienable Right to Die (#4.9)}
  211. "The Hollywood Squares" (1965) {(1972-07-24)}
  212. "The Hollywood Squares" (1965) {(1972-09-04)}
  213. Skin Game (1971)
  214. Valdez Is Coming (1971)
  215. "Columbo" (1971) {Lady in Waiting (#1.5)}
  216. "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" (1969) {In Defense of Ellen McKay (#3.4)}
  217. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
  218. Skullduggery (1970)
  219. The Challengers (1970) (TV)
  220. Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
  221. "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) {Hello, Goodbye, Hello (#1.1)}
  222. Coogan's Bluff (1968)
  223. Madigan (1968)
  224. Something for a Lonely Man (1968) (TV)
  225. Banning (1967)
  226. "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" (1963) {Blind Man's Bluff}
  227. "Run for Your Life" (1965) {Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1 (#3.11)}
  228. "Run for Your Life" (1965) {Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2 (#3.12)}
  229. "The Virginian" (1962) {Melanie (#5.22)}
  230. "The Sentimental Agent" (1963) {Finishing School (#1.10)}

Movies Produced

  1. Maid in America (1982) (TV) (executive producer)
  2. Word of Honor (1981) (TV) (executive producer)
  3. Word of Honor (1981) (TV) (producer)
  4. Jimmy B. & André (1980) (TV) (producer)
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