Suzanne Somers Biography (1946-)

Full name, Suzanne Marie Somers; born October 16, 1946, in San Bruno, CA; daughter of Francis (a gardener and laborer) and Marion Elizabeth (a medical secretary; maiden name, Turner) Mahoney; married Bruce Somers, c. 1965 (divorced, c. 1967); married Alan Hamel (an actor, producer, and business manager), November 11, 1977; children: (first marriage) Bruce (a television commercial director); (second marriage; stepchildren) Stephen (a film producer), Leslie. Addresses: Office: 23852 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 916, Malibu, CA 90265-4879.; Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069-3604.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer
Birth Details
October 16, 1946
San Bruno, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Prize model, Anniversary Game, c. 1968
  • Mantrap (talk show), syndicated, 1971
  • Assistant, High Rollers (also known as The New High Rollers), 1974-80
  • Christmas "Chrissy" Snow, Three's Company, ABC, 1977-81
  • Charlie and Charlene Sorrell, Goodbye, Charlie, ABC, 1985
  • Sheriff Hildy Granger, She's the Sheriff (also known as Suddenly Sheriff), syndicated, 1987-89
  • Carol Foster Lambert, Step By Step, ABC, 1991, CBS, 1997-98
  • Host, The Suzanne Somers Show, syndicated, 1994
  • Host, Will You Marry Me? (series of specials), ABC, beginning 1994
  • Host, VH1's 8-Track Flashback, VH1, 1995
  • Cohost, Candid Camera, CBS, 1998
  • Movies
  • Female reporter, Sky Heist, NBC, 1975
  • Gloria Henderson, It Happened at Lake Wood Manor (also known as Ants! and Panic at Lakewood Manor), ABC, 1977
  • Mattie, Happily Ever After, CBS, 1978
  • Bonnie Katt, Zuma Beach, NBC, 1978
  • Paige, Rich Men, Single Women, ABC, 1990
  • Herself, Keeping Secrets, ABC, 1991
  • Marcy Singer, Exclusive, ABC, 1992
  • Lee, Seduced by Evil, USA Network, 1994
  • Sally, Devil's Food, Lifetime, 1996
  • Emma Poleski, No Laughing Matter, USA Network, 1998
  • Clara Hagen/Emily Shepherd, The Darklings, Fox Family Channel, 1999
  • Also appeared in The Princess and the Lumberjack.
  • Episodic
  • If There Were Dreams to Sell," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963
  • Linda Banning, "High Water," Lassie, CBS, 1965
  • Contestant, The Dating Game, 1973
  • Virginia Nelson, "The Big Ripoff," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1974
  • "Bummy's Girl," Lotsa Luck, 1974
  • Sally Ann Sloan, "Savage Saturday," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975
  • "Julie the Waitress," One Day at a Time, CBS, 1976
  • Linda Offenbecker, "The Vampire," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976
  • "One If by Land," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • Jane Hutton, "Murder Ward," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1977
  • "The Cheshire Project," Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1977
  • Billy, CBS, 1979
  • Chrissy Snow, "The Surprise Party" (also known as "The Party" (AKA: "Stanley, Ladies Man"), The Ropers, ABC, 1979
  • On Stage America, syndicated, 1984
  • Host, The Late Show, Fox, 1986
  • Public People, Private Lives, syndicated, 1988
  • Studio 59 (also known as Into the Night), ABC, 1991
  • Herself, "Moving Pictures," Sisters, NBC, 1993
  • Herself, "Larry Loses Interest," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993
  • Herself, "Love on the Rocks," Full House, ABC, 1994
  • Herself, "Star and Comet Collide! Giant Bugs Invade!" The Naked Truth, 1995
  • Voice, "The Day the Violence Died," The Simpsons (animated), Fox,1996
  • Entertainment Tonight Weekend, 1999
  • Larry King Live, 2001
  • Spokesperson for jewelry and other products on Home Shopping Network. Appeared as Chrissy, The Jenny McCarthy Show, MTV; appeared in "Captain and the Lady" and "Centerfold," episodes of The Love Boat, ABC; also appeared in Us against the World; appeared as a guest on talk shows, including The Danny Thomas Hour, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Phil Donahue, Regis and Kelly, Rosie O'Donnell, Sally Jesse Raphael, Tonight Show, and The View.
  • Specials
  • Battle of the Network Stars III, ABC, 1977
  • Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1977
  • Battle of the Network Stars IV, ABC, 1978
  • The Carpenters ... Space Encounters, ABC, 1978
  • Paul Anka in Monte Carlo, CBS, 1978
  • General Electrics All-Star Anniversary, ABC, 1978
  • Rich Little's Washington Follies, 1978
  • Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1979
  • Echoes of the Sixties, NBC, 1979
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1979
  • John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body, 1980
  • The Suzanne Somers Special, CBS, 1982
  • Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985
  • A Star-Spangled Celebration, ABC, 1987
  • Suzanne, syndicated, 1987
  • Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1988
  • Director, Disney's Totally Minnie (also known as Totally Minnie), NBC, 1988
  • Suzanne Somers Presents: Showtime's Triple Crown of Comedy, Showtime, 1988
  • The Disney/MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (also known as The Magical World of Disney), NBC, 1989
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • TGIF Comedy Preview, ABC, 1991
  • The Saturday Morning Preview Special, ABC, 1992
  • The Best of the Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1992
  • ABC's Saturday Morning Preview, ABC, 1992
  • TV Guide's Truth behind the Sitcom Scandals: Three's Company,Brady Bunch, and Partridge Family, 1999
  • The '70s: The Decade That Changed Television, ABC, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Suzanne Somers, Lifetime, 2000
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Gina Germaine, Hollywood Wives (miniseries), ABC, 1985
  • One for the Road, 1989
  • Venus, Love-Struck, The Family Channel, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Keeping Secrets, ABC, 1991
  • Co-executive producer, Exclusive, ABC, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Bullitt, Warner Bros., 1968
  • Daddy's Gone a-Hunting, National General, 1969
  • Fools, Cinerama, 1970
  • Girl in white Thunderbird, American Graffiti, Universal, 1973
  • Pool girl, Magnum Force, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Party girl, Billy Jack Goes to Washington, 1977
  • Cloudy Martin, Yesterday's Hero, 1979
  • Abigail Adams, Nothing Personal, 1980
  • Herself, Serial Mom, Savoy Pictures, 1994
  • Voice of Malley the dog, Rusty: A Dog's Tale (also known as Rusty: The Great Rescue), Saban Entertainment, 1997
  • Say It Isn't So, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared onstage in stock productions of Annie Get Your Gun, The Boyfriend, Guys and Dolls, and The Sound of Music. Cabaret singer in "Moulin Rouge," performed at Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Appeared in various athletic workout videos.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Music
  • Series
  • Theme song, The Jenny McCarthy Show, MTV, 1997
  • Books
  • Touch Me Again (poetry), Workman Publishing (New York City), 1973
  • Keeping Secrets (autobiography), Warner Books (New York City), 1988
  • Wednesday's Children: Adult Survivors of Abuse Speak Out (interviews), Putnam (New York City), 1992
  • Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight, Crown (New York City),1997
  • After the Fall: How I Picked Myself Up, Dusted Myself Off, and StartedAll Over Again (autobiography), Crown, 1998
  • Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food, Crown, 1999
  • Suzanne Somers' 365 Ways to Change Your Life, Crown, 1999
  • Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away, Crown, 2001
  • Also author of Some People Live More Than Others.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Keeping Secrets 2000.was adapted for television and broadcast on ABC, 1991, with Somers as the executive producer.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Newsmakers 2000, Issue 1, Gale,
    Periodicals
    • Alternative Medicine Digest, November, 1997.
    • Ladies Home Journal, May, 1998, p. 92.
    • Parade, May 13, 2001, p. 14.
    • People Weekly, January 21, 1980, pp. 24-25; March 1, 1982, pp. 76-80; August 9, 1982, pp. 76-80; April 18, 1988, pp. 100-11; November 11, 1991,pp. 99-103; March 3, 1997, p. 42; May 25, 1998, p. 41; April 30, 2001, p. 72.
    • Time, August 9, 1999, p. 73.
    • USA Today, June 22, 1999, p. 8D.
    Electronic
    • Suzanne Somers Web Site, http://www.suzannesomers.com/.

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