Special Sub-Topic: Famous Susans
|She's a famous American suffragette and even had her picture on the dollar, for a while.|
Susan B. Anthony. This Susan was born in Adams, Massachusetts on February 15, 1820. Her parents were strict Quakers who taught their children to be strong-minded and independent. Millions of American women voters can be thankful for that today!
|She has acted in many movies, including "Moonlight Mile" and "The Banger Sisters"; she's won an Oscar, and she and Barry Bostwick got lost one night and ended up doing the Time Warp at a mysterious old mansion.|
Susan Sarandon. I first saw this Susan in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), but her earliest screen credit was in the movie "Joe" with Peter Boyle in 1970.
|She's the author of numerous books such as "In America" and "The Way We Live Now", and she is also a human rights activist who works to aid the plight of persecuted and imprisoned authors worldwide.|
Susan Sontag. This Susan has also written and directed more than three films, and her books have been translated into 32 languages.
|She's been a fixture on the daytime drama "All My Children" for over thirty years.|
Susan Lucci. After years of nominations, she finally won her Best Actress Emmy in 1999.
|She's a fitness guru who urged America to "Stop the Insanity".|
Susan Powter. And she made the bleached-blonde buzzcut a great fashion statement. For about five minutes.
|She spent time on "L.A. Law" but is probably most famous for being David Cassidy's sister on a classic sitcom.|
Susan Dey. Born December 10, 1952, she played Laurie on "The Partridge Family" in the seventies, a role that made her every teenage boy's dream girl.
|She made a few movies ("Goldengirl", "Cannonball Run II"), was romantically linked with Dudley Moore, and probably holds some kind of record for the number of times she was on "The Merv Griffin Show".|
Susan Anton. Raised on an apple ranch in Oak Glenn, California, she started out in beauty pageants and also made it big as a Vegas entertainer. She also guest-starred numerous times on "Baywatch" from 1992 to 1994.
|She's a former American astronaut who made five space flights and clocked a total of 5,064 hours in space before her retirement from the space program.|
Susan J. Helms. A colonel in the US Air Force, she flew missions on the space shuttles Endeavor, Discovery, Columbia and Atlantis, and in 2001 she served aboard the International Space Station.
|An Oscar-winning actress whose career lasted 33 years, in 1951 she shared screen time with Gregory Peck in "David and Bathsheba".|
Susan Hayward. Born Edythe Marrener in Booklyn on June 30, 1917, she was a convert to the name Susan, but did it proud with stellar performances in such films as "I Want to Live!" (for which she won Best Actress in 1958), "With a Song in My Heart", and "I'll Cry Tomorrow".
|She died of breast cancer at the young age of 36; in her memory a foundation was established to educate others about this disease.|
Susan G. Komen. The Susan G. Komen Foundation was established by Suzy's sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, in 1982, and is internationally known for its efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer.
|Primarily a television actress, she starred in the shows "McMillan and Wife" and "Kate and Allie".|
Susan St. James. Born Susan Jane Miller in Los Angeles on August 14, 1946, she also starred in one of my favorite "guilty pleasure" movies, the campy "Love at First Bite".
|A singer-songwriter who toured with Garth Brooks in 1994, she's best known for her gospel albums but switched over to country-western pretty much full time.|
Susan Ashton. Her version of "Amazing Grace" is just that - amazing!
|Okay, now for a few "Susan-related" questions: What does the name "Susan" mean?|
Lily. It's taken from the Hebrew Shoshannah; in modern Hebrew it can also mean "rose".
|In the movie, "Susan and God", who plays the strong-willed woman who alienates just about everybody when she "gets religion"?|
Joan Crawford. An interesting Crawford vehicle, taken from a stage play by Rachel Crothers. Hayworth was in the film too, but Joan Crawford played Susan.
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