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    Suzanne Somers

    October 16, 1946 October 15, 2023 • 76 y.o. (77)

    Full Name Suzanne Marie Mahoney
    Place of Birth San Bruno, California, USA
    Place of Death Palm Springs, California, USA
    Citizenship United States
    Career 1968 — 2022
    Genres Comedy, Romance, Family
    Height 1.66 m
    zodiac sign libra
    Nickname The Queen of the Jiggles

    Facts

    Suzanne Marie Mahoney was born in San Bruno, California, on October 16, 1946 as the third of four children in a working-class Irish-American Catholic family. Her mother, Marion Elizabeth (née Turner), was a medical secretary, and her father, Francis "Frank" Mahoney, was a laborer and gardener. Her father was an alcoholic and was abusive, and Somers often worried that he would kill her. Somers was a bedwetter until age 12, which led to additional abuse from her father.

    Somers first attended Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, but had trouble with her schoolwork because of dyslexia and her father's all-night rages, and she would often fall asleep in class. At school, she performed the lead role in a production of H.M.S. Pinafore. She was expelled at age 14 for writing sexually suggestive notes to a boy that were never sent.

    At age 17, Suzanne's father ripped off her prom dress and told her that she was "nothing," and she responded by hitting him in the head with a tennis racket.

    In 1964, Somers graduated from Capuchino High School in San Bruno, California, where she won the "Best Doll Award" for her role in the senior musical Guys and Dolls and helped organize her class's senior ball. She then attended Lone Mountain College, a college run by the Catholic Society of the Sacred Heart order, but withdrew in 1965 when she learned that she was pregnant. She married her child's father Bruce Somers days later at age 19. Her situation led to low self-esteem. She was arrested for check fraud and her car was impounded.

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                                  Actress — 45

                                  2001
                                  1
                                  2001 — Gilbert's Mom, Suzanne Somers, uncredited

                                  Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 35 min
                                  United States • James B. Rogers

                                    1999
                                    2
                                    1999 — Clara Hagen / Emily Shepherd

                                    Horror, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 32 min
                                    United States, Canada • Jeffrey Reiner

                                      1998
                                      3
                                      1998 — Malley the Dog, voice

                                      Adventure, Comedy, Family, 1 hr 30 min
                                      United States • Shuki Levy

                                        4
                                        1998 — Emma Poleski

                                        Drama, Romance, 1 hr 30 min
                                        United States • Michael Elias

                                          1997
                                          5
                                          1997 — Venus

                                          Comedy, Romance, Drama, 1 hr 31 min
                                          United States • Larry Peerce

                                            1996
                                            6
                                            1996 — Sally McCormick

                                            Comedy, 2 hours
                                            United States • George Kaczender

                                              7
                                              1996 — Thighmaster Lady on TV, uncredited

                                              Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 35 min
                                              United States • Tom Shadyac

                                                1995
                                                8
                                                1995 — 1998 — Suzanne Somers

                                                Comedy, 22 min
                                                United States • Robby Benson...

                                                  1994
                                                  9
                                                  1994 — Carol Foster Lambert

                                                  Short, Comedy, 30 min
                                                  United States • Richard Correll

                                                    10
                                                    1994 — Leigh Lindsay

                                                    Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, 1 hr 28 min
                                                    United States • Tony Wharmby

                                                      11
                                                      1994 — Suzanne Somers

                                                      Comedy, Crime, Thriller, 1 hr 35 min
                                                      United States • John Waters

                                                        1992
                                                        12
                                                        1992 — Carol Foster Lambert

                                                        Family
                                                        United States • Richard Correll

                                                          13
                                                          1992 — Marcy Singer

                                                          Crime, Mystery, Thriller, 1 hr 27 min
                                                          United States • Alan Metzger

                                                            1991
                                                            14
                                                            1991 — 1998 — Carol Foster Lambert

                                                            Comedy, Family, Romance, 22 min
                                                            United States • Richard Correll...

                                                              15
                                                              1991 — 1996 — Suzanne Somers, uncredited

                                                              Drama, 43 min
                                                              United States • Kevin Inch...

                                                                1990
                                                                16
                                                                1990 — Paige

                                                                Romance, Comedy, 1 hr 45 min
                                                                United States • Elliot Silverstein

                                                                  1989
                                                                  17
                                                                  1989 — ... — Suzanne Somers, voice

                                                                  Animation, Comedy, 22 min
                                                                  United States • Mike B. Anderson...

                                                                    18
                                                                    1989 — 2018 — Carol Foster Lambert

                                                                    Comedy
                                                                    United States

                                                                      1988
                                                                      19
                                                                      1988 — Director

                                                                      Musical, Family, 47 min
                                                                      United States, Canada • Scott Garen

                                                                        1987
                                                                        20
                                                                        1987 — 1995 — Suzanne Somers

                                                                        Comedy, Drama, Family, 22 min
                                                                        United States • Joel Zwick...

                                                                          21
                                                                          1987 — 1989 — Sheriff Hildy Granger

                                                                          Comedy, 30 min
                                                                          United States • Russ Petranto...

                                                                            1985
                                                                            22
                                                                            1985 — Charlie / Charlene

                                                                            Short, Comedy, 30 min
                                                                            United States • Charlotte Brown

                                                                              23
                                                                              1985 — Gina Germaine

                                                                              Drama, Romance, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                              United States • Robert Day

                                                                                1980
                                                                                24
                                                                                1980 — Woman at Party, herself

                                                                                Comedy, 49 min
                                                                                United States • Dave Powers

                                                                                  25
                                                                                  1980 — Abigail Adams

                                                                                  Comedy, 1 hr 37 min
                                                                                  Canada • George Bloomfield

                                                                                    1979
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    1979 — Cloudy

                                                                                    Drama, Music, 1 hr 35 min
                                                                                    United Kingdom • Neil Leifer

                                                                                      27
                                                                                      1979 — 1980 — Chrissy Snow

                                                                                      Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                      United States • Jack Shea...

                                                                                        28
                                                                                        1979 — Suzanne Somers

                                                                                        Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                        United States • John Rich

                                                                                          1978
                                                                                          29
                                                                                          1978 — Bonnie Katt

                                                                                          Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 44 min
                                                                                          United States • Lee H. Katzin

                                                                                            30
                                                                                            1978 — Mattie

                                                                                            Comedy, 1 hr 35 min
                                                                                            United States • Robert Scheerer

                                                                                              1977
                                                                                              31
                                                                                              1977 — Gloria

                                                                                              Horror, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 35 min
                                                                                              United States • Robert Scheerer

                                                                                                32
                                                                                                1977 — 1987 — Lorraine Hoffman

                                                                                                Comedy, Drama, Romance, 43 min
                                                                                                United States • Richard Kinon...

                                                                                                  33
                                                                                                  1977 — Party Girl

                                                                                                  Drama, Thriller, 2 hr 35 min
                                                                                                  United States • Tom Laughlin

                                                                                                    34
                                                                                                    1977 — 1984 — Chrissy Snow

                                                                                                    Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                    United States • Dave Powers...

                                                                                                      1975
                                                                                                      35
                                                                                                      1975 — 1984 — Sondra

                                                                                                      Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                      United States • Alan Rafkin...

                                                                                                        36
                                                                                                        1975 — Female Reporter

                                                                                                        Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 30 min (in credits: Suzanne Marie Somers)
                                                                                                        United States • Lee H. Katzin

                                                                                                          37
                                                                                                          1975 — 1979 — Jane Hutton

                                                                                                          Action, Crime, Drama, 43 min
                                                                                                          United States • George McCowan...

                                                                                                            1974
                                                                                                            38
                                                                                                            1974 — 1980 — Ginny Nelson

                                                                                                            Crime, Drama, Mystery, 1 hour
                                                                                                            United States • William Wiard...

                                                                                                              39
                                                                                                              1974 — 1978 — Jenny Fraser

                                                                                                              Sci-Fi, Action, Crime, 1 hour
                                                                                                              United States • Dick Moder...

                                                                                                                1973
                                                                                                                40
                                                                                                                1973 — Pool Girl, uncredited

                                                                                                                Action, Crime, Mystery, 2 hr 2 min
                                                                                                                United States • Ted Post

                                                                                                                  41
                                                                                                                  1973 — 1974 — Gloria

                                                                                                                  Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                                  United States • Alan Rafkin...

                                                                                                                    42
                                                                                                                    1973 — Blonde in T-Bird

                                                                                                                    Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 52 min
                                                                                                                    United States • George Lucas

                                                                                                                      1970
                                                                                                                      43
                                                                                                                      1970 — Woman at Baptism, uncredited

                                                                                                                      Drama, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                                                                      United States • Tom Gries

                                                                                                                        1969
                                                                                                                        44
                                                                                                                        1969 — Sidewalk Extra, uncredited

                                                                                                                        Thriller, 1 hr 48 min
                                                                                                                        United States • Mark Robson

                                                                                                                          1968
                                                                                                                          45
                                                                                                                          1968 — Woman, uncredited

                                                                                                                          Thriller, Crime, 1 hr 54 min
                                                                                                                          United States • Peter Yates

                                                                                                                            Writer — 1

                                                                                                                            1987
                                                                                                                            1
                                                                                                                            1987 — 1989

                                                                                                                            Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                                            United States • Russ Petranto...

                                                                                                                              Author — 1

                                                                                                                              1991
                                                                                                                              1
                                                                                                                              1991

                                                                                                                              Drama, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                                                                              United States • John Korty

                                                                                                                                Composer — 1

                                                                                                                                1997
                                                                                                                                1
                                                                                                                                1997

                                                                                                                                Comedy, Music, 25 min
                                                                                                                                United States • Joel Gallen...

                                                                                                                                  Producer — 4

                                                                                                                                  1996
                                                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                                                  1996 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                  Comedy, 45 min
                                                                                                                                  United States • Bruce Somers

                                                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                                                    1996

                                                                                                                                    50 min
                                                                                                                                    United States

                                                                                                                                      1994
                                                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                                                      1994 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                      Talk Show
                                                                                                                                      United States

                                                                                                                                        1992
                                                                                                                                        4
                                                                                                                                        1992 — co-executive producer

                                                                                                                                        Crime, Mystery, Thriller, 1 hr 27 min
                                                                                                                                        United States • Alan Metzger

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