Blakely, Susan 1948(?)- (Susie Blakely)

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Blakely, Susan 1948(?)- (Susie Blakely)


Born September 7, 1948 (some sources say 1952), in Frankfurt, Germany; daughter of Lawrence Blakely (U.S. Army soldier); married Todd Merer (a lawyer and screenwriter), 1969 (divorced); married Stephen Singer Jaffe (a publicist and film producer), July 16, 1982. Education: Attended the University of Texas; studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse and with Lee Strasberg.


Agent—Shapiro-Lichtman, Inc., 8827 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actress and singer. Previously worked as a model; appeared in television commercials.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a limited series, 1976, Golden Globe Award, best television actress—drama, 1977, both for Rich Man, Poor Man; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress for a single appearance in a drama or comedy series, 1977, for Rich Man, Poor Man—Book II; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1984, for Will There Really Be a Morning?.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Cecily, a debutante, Savages, Angelika/Merchant-Ivory, 1972.

(As Susie Blakely) Judianne, The Way We Were, Columbia, 1973.

Jane Bradshaw, The Lords of Flatbush (also known as The Lord's of Flatbush), Columbia, 1974.

Patty Simmons, The Towering Inferno, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

Patty Butler, Report to the Commissioner (also known as Operation Undercover), United Artists, 1975.

Iris Crawford, Capone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.

Shampoo, Columbia, 1975.

Karen, Dreamer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.

Maggie, The Concorde—Airport '79 (also known as Airport '79, Airport '80: The Concorde, The Concorde Affair, The Concorde, and S.O.S. Concorde), Universal, 1979.

Christina Hawk, Over the Top (also known as Meet Me Half Way), Warner Bros., 1987.

Linda, The Survivalist (also known as Jack Tillman: The Survivalist), Skouras Pictures, 1987.

Wonderworks—Hiroshima Maiden, 1988.

Leslie Shaber, My Mom's a Werewolf (also known as My Mum's a Werewolf), 1989.

Cherry Diamond, Dream a Little Dream, 1989.

Alice Lundren, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (also known as Out of Sight, Out of Her Mind and Sight Unseen), 1990.

Susan Dennison, Russian Holiday (also known as Russian Roulette), 1992.

Alice, Tous les jours dimanche (also known as Seven Sundays and Tutti I giorni e domenica), 1995.

Laura Mannhart, Her Married Lover (also known as A Clean Kill), 1998.

Gut Feeling, 1999.

Barbara Esmond, Crash Point Zero (also known as Extreme Limits and Final Crash), New City Releasing, 2000.

Meg Danforth, Chain of Command, New City Releasing, 2000.

Dr. Julia Bruning, The Perfect Nanny, World International Network, 2000.

Superman: Screen Tests (short), Creative Designs, 2001.

Barbi Harris, Hungry Hearts, All Channel Film Distributors, 2002.

Vivian, L.A. Twister, Indican Pictures, 2004.

Martha Boyd, Hate Crime, Image Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Julie Prescott, Rich Man, Poor Man (also known as Rich Man, Poor Man—Book I), ABC, 1976.

Julie Prescott, Rich Man, Poor Man—Book II, 1976.

Marie Farrell, Blood and Orchids, CBS, 1986.

Gail Bugliosi, And the Sea Will Tell, CBS, 1991.

Leigh Holland, Intruders, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Andrea Fleming, Secrets, ABC, 1977.

Joyce Windsor, Make Me an Offer (also known as House Hunting), ABC, 1980.

Polly Harris, A Cry for Love, NBC, 1980.

Eva Braun, The Bunker (also known as Le Bunker), CBS, 1981.

Sally Jo Purkey, The Oklahoma City Dolls, ABC, 1983.

Frances Farmer, Will There Really Be a Morning?, CBS, 1983.

Joanne Roberts, International Airport, ABC, 1985.

Evelyn Decter, Stingray, 1985.

Layla, The Annihilator, NBC, 1986.

Joan Kennedy, The Ted Kennedy, Jr. Story, NBC, 1986.

Catherine, Broken Angel (also known as Best Intentions), ABC, 1988.

Sarah Cooper, April Morning, 1988.

Lilah Corbett, Ladykillers, 1988.

Billie, The Incident (also known as The Incident at Lincoln Bluff), 1990.

Alex Barnard, Dead Reckoning, 1990.

Gert Kiley, Murder Times Seven (also known as Murder × 7), 1990.

Lucinda, Blackmail, 1991.

Ada Guthrie, Wildflower, 1991.

Alice Lundgren, Sight Unseen, 1991.

Billie, Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore, 1992.

Peggy Young, No Child of Mine (also known as The Fight for Baby Jesse), 1993.

Leslie Abramson, Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (also known as Honor Thy Father and Mother: The Menendez Killings), 1994.

Teri Halbert, Co-ed Call Girl, CBS, 1996.

Dr. Linda Ryan, Color Me Perfect, 1996.

Margaret Carlyle, Race Against Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie (also known as Broken Silence, Race Against Fear, and Sin of Silence), NBC, 1998.

Laura Manhart, Her Married Lover, 2000.

Danforth, Chain of Command, 2000.

Dr. Julia Bruning, The Perfect Nanny, USA Network, 2001.

Donna Mulroney, A Mother's Testimony, Lifetime, 2001.

Jeannie Costigan, The Perfect Neighbor, 2005.

Also appeared in The Heart of a Champion.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Evelyn Decter, Stingray, NBC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 47th Annual Academy Awards, 1975.

Judge, Miss Hollywood, 1986, ABC, 1986.

Betty Bennett, Hiroshima Maiden, PBS, 1988.

Jennifer, Torn Between Two Fathers, ABC, 1989.

Melody McBride, Dad's a Dog, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), 1977.

Melody, "Remembering Melody," The Hitchhiker (also known as Deadly Nightmares and Le voyageur), HBO, 1985.

Jennifer Avery, "Last Wish," Finder of Lost Loves, 1985.

Allison "Obsessions," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1985.

Dr. Ann Vargo, "Lovelines," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1986.

Marion Thorne, "Glass People," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1987.

Linda Wolfe, "The Card," The Twilight Zone, 1987.

Patricia Erdain, "Fatal Confession," Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates), 1987.

Claudia Merrell, "The Family Secret," In the Heat of the Night, 1988.

Jennifer/Lisa Wilding, "Blues in the Night," Jake and the Fatman, 1988.

Pauline Byrne, "The Error of Her Ways," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Anne Bowen, "Vigil," Falcon Crest, 1990.

Anne Bowen, "Dark Streets," Falcon Crest, 1990.

Anne Bowen, "Crimes of the Past," Falcon Crest, 1990.

Diana Brody, "Frank Brody," Lifestories, 1990.

Carolyn Sedgewick, "Love and Death," Eddie Dodd, 1991.

Christine Hellinger, "Suspicion of Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Catherine Wayne, "Murder in Milan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Meredith Clancy, "Deadly Vision," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994.

Caroline Curry Friedlander, "Serial Killer: Parts 1 & 2," Under Suspicion, 1994.

Joyce Hacker, "A Nest of Vipers," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Dr. Overbrook, The George Carlin Show, 1994.

Dr. Elaine York, "An Innocent Murder," Diagnosis Murder, 1995.

Pamela "Pam" Marshall, "She Came In Through the Bedroom Window," Step by Step, ABC, 1995.

Elizabeth Brown, "… And a Nice Chianti," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven), The WB, 1998.

Tory Van Dyke, "Second Service," Twice in a Lifetime, 1999.

Mom, "Ballerina Dreams," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 2000.

Emily, "Brothers," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, 2000.

Gillian, "Hot House," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Mystery woman/Pele, "The Return of Jessie," Baywatch, syndicated, 2001.

Camille Cantrell, "Rebirth," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2001.

Katherine McBain, "White Chollima," She Spies, syndicated, 2004.

Julie Prescott, La imagen de tu vida, 2006.

"A Santana Wins, a Bishop Named Don Juan and Amy's B-Day," In the Mix (also known as In the Cutz), Urban America, 2006.

Mollie Felice—2006, "Baby Blues," Cold Case, CBS, 2006.

Also appeared as Anne Bowen, "1990," Falcon Crest.

Stage Appearances:

Deanna Denninger, Diva, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2001.



Herself, Superman: Screen Tests, 2001.

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