Sullivan, Susan 1942(?)-

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Sullivan, Susan 1942(?)-


Full name, Susan Michaelin (some sources cite Michaela) Sullivan; born November 18, 1942 (some sources cite 1944), in New York, NY; daughter of Brendan (an advertising executive) and Helen (maiden name, Rockett) Sullivan; married and divorced twice; companion of Connell Cowan (a psychologist and author); children: two sons. Education: Hofstra University, B.A., 1966; studied at American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City. Avocational Interests: Literature, travel, music, skiing, collecting art.


Agent—Alisa Adler, Paradigm Talent Agency, 360 North Crescent Dr. N., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actress. Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, member of company, 1966-68; later affiliated with Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, National Repertory Theatre, Washington, DC, and Channel 13 Repertory Company. Spokesperson for Tylenol pain reliever for eleven years. Felice, member of board of directors; Celebrity Action Council and Los Angeles Mission, founding member; volunteer with Adult Children of Alcoholics, Foundation of Hospice and Home Care, and Easter Seals; Save the Children, sponsor; Save the Children Champions, founder; National Hospice Organization, member; also affiliated with Arthritis Foundation. Museum of Natural History, member of board of directors. Worked as Playboy "bunny" at Playboy Club, New York City, 1960; also worked as a model.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Women in Film Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association (vice president, 1983-84).

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, best actress in a drama series, 1978, for Having Babies; George M. Esterbrook Distinguished Alumni Award, Hofstra University, 1982; Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, favorite super couple on a prime-time serial (with Robert Foxworth), 1986, and outstanding prime-time leading actress, 1988 and 1989, all for Falcon Crest; Q Award nominations, best supporting actress in a quality comedy series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1998 and 2000, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actress in a series, miniseries, or television movie, 1999, all for Dharma & Greg; named woman of the year, American Legion Auxiliary; fellowship from Cleveland Playhouse.


Television Appearances; Series:

April Morrison, The Best of Everything, ABC, 1970.

Nancy Condon, A World Apart, ABC, 1970-71.

Lenore Moore Curtin Delaney, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1971-76.

Dr. Elaina Marks (in archive footage), The Incredible Hulk, CBS, multiple appearances, between 1977 and 1981.

Dr. Julie Farr, Having Babies (also known as Julie Farr, M.D.), ABC, 1978-79.

Lois Adams, It's a Living (also known as Making a Living), ABC, 1980-81.

Maggie Gioberti Channing, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1981-89.

Kathleen Rachowski, The George Carlin Show, Fox, 1994.

Kathryn Monroe, The Monroes, ABC, 1995.

Katherine "Kitty" Montgomery, Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997-2002.

Voice of Queen Hippolyta, a recurring role, Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, between 2001 and 2005.

Nancy Hale, a recurring role, The Nine, ABC, 2006-2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Girl on bus, No Place to Run, ABC, 1972.

Cindy St. Claire, Roger and Harry: The Mitera Target (also known as Love for Ransom), ABC, 1977.

C. B. Macauley, The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa (also known as The Adventures of Freddy and The Magnificent Magnet of Santa Mesa), NBC, 1977.

Carol Carter, The City, NBC, 1977.

Dr. Julie Farr, Having Babies II, ABC, 1977.

Linda Greg, The Comedy Company, CBS, 1978.

Dr. Julie Farr, Having Babies III, ABC, 1978.

Rainbow, Deadman's Curve, CBS, 1978.

"Poker" Alice Ivers, The New Maverick, ABC, 1978.

Diane Sealey, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, ABC, 1979.

Panic on Page One, ABC, 1979.

Frances Mudd, The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd, CBS, 1980.

Madeleine Crawford, City in Fear, ABC, 1980.

Sara Fish, Marriage Is Alive and Well, NBC, 1980.

Senator Kate Lassiter, Cave-in!, NBC, 1983.

Twyla Cooper, Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter, NBC, 1991.

Kaye, A Perfect Stranger (also known as Danielle Steel's "A Perfect Stranger"), NBC, 1994.

Patricia Clarkson, Two Came Back, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Third witch, Macbeth, PBS, 1968.

Host, CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1984.

Host from Hawaii, CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1984.

An All-Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan, CBS, 1985.

Host from New York, 1st Annual CBS Easter Parade, CBS, 1985.

Host from New York, CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1986.

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (also known as Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood), ABC, 1987.

Drug Free Kids: A Parents Guide, PBS, 1988.

Diet America Challenge, CBS, 1989.

Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1989.

The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990.

Host, Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1999.

The Bunny Years, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Dwarfs: Not a Fairy Tale, HBO, 2001.

Also appeared in Twelfth Night and The Winter's Tale, both PBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Nancy, Between Time and Timbuktu (pilot; also known as Between Time and Timbuktu: A Space Fantasy), 1972.

Our Man Flint: Dead on Target (also known as Dead on Target), ABC, 1976.

Rosemary, Bell, Book, and Candle, NBC, 1976.

Dr. Elaina Marks, The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1977.

Lois Adams, It's a Living (also known as Making a Living), ABC, 1980.

Katherine "Kitty" Montgomery, Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997.

Sally, The Lunchbox Chronicles, CBS, 2003.

The Amazing Westermans, CBS, 2004.

Nancy Hale, The Nine, ABC, 2006.

Also appeared in Ruth Harper and Satellite News.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Maggie Porter, Rich Man, Poor Man—Book II, ABC, 1977-78.

Mary Beth Warner, Rage of Angels: The Story Continues, NBC, 1986.

The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Ghost, Dark Shadows, 1967.

Andrea, "Up, Down, and Even," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), 1969.

Joanna, "No Hiding Place," Medical Center, CBS, 1975.

"The Vendetta," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975.

Maggie Arnaud, "Requiem for a Bride," McMillan & Wife (also known as McMillan), NBC, 1975.

Janet Wilson, "Too Many Alibis," Petrocelli, NBC, 1975.

Match Game PM, 1975.

Margaret Hillings, "The House on Orange Grove Avenue," City of Angels, NBC, 1976.

Ruth Sorrell, "Deadline for the Dying," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976.

Kelly McCall, "Both Sides of the Law," Kojak, CBS, 1976.

Match Game, 1976, 1977.

Carol Krug, "When You Hear the Beep, Drop Dead," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

"Yesterday's Woman," Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977.

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

Linda Gates, "Final Judgment: Parts 1 & 2," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1978.

The Hollywood Squares, several appearances, 1978.

Dr. Emily Bradford, "Doc, Be Patient/Dance with Me/ Going My Way," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, multiple appearances, between 1979 and 1987.

Nora, "What Price Bobby?" Taxi, ABC, 1980.

Dorothy Nicholson, "The Perfect Husband," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Herself, Woman to Woman, 1984.

"Nellie Blye," An American Portrait, CBS, 1986.

At Rona's, NBC, 1989.

Laura Stratford, "Family Affair," Doctor, Doctor, CBS, 1990.

Un dia es un dia, 1990.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), multiple appearances, between 1999 and 2002.

Claire, "Running Home," Body & Soul, PAX, 2002.

Mary Kate Hourihan, "Business Unfinished," Dead Like Me, Showtime, 2003.

Rosalyn, "Meet the Parent," I'm with Her, ABC, 2003.

Rich woman god, "The Gift," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Annette Newmark, "At Your Cervix," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2004.

Annette Newmark, "Knot in the Mood," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2004.

Annette Newmark, "Finale," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2004.

Patricia Millhouse, "Hard to Get," Judging Amy, CBS, 2005.

Patricia Millhouse, "Too Little, Too Late," Judging Amy, CBS, 2005.

Nancy Lombard, "Faith's Therapy," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2005.

Nancy Lombard, "Hope in the Middle," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2005.

Nancy Lombard, "The Restaurant," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2006.

Nancy Lombard, "Old Faithful," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2006.

Dorothy, "Walnuts and Demerol," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2006.

Maggie Channing (in archive footage), La imagen de tu vida, 2006.

Miranda Jones, "Game Night," Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2007.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The … Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Presenter, The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, HBO Plus, 1999.

The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards, CBS, 2001.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Ann, Midway (also known as The Battle of Midway), 1976.

Carol, Killer's Delight (also known as The Dark Ride and The Sports Killer), 1978.

Tino's mother, A Memory for Tino, 1996.

Isabelle Wallace, My Best Friend's Wedding, TriStar, 1997.

Show & Tell, 1998.

Anabel Norton, Puzzled, MUSK Entertainment, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Understudy, Avanti!, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Elizabeth, Jimmy Shine, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968-69.

Cowboy Pictures, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1974.

April Monkhood, The Beauty Part, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1974.

The Fifth of July, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1979.

Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove, Theatre on the Square, San Francisco, CA, 1983.

Dangerous Corner, Matrix Theater, West Hollywood, CA, 1997.

The Glass Menagerie, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 2000.

The Fourth Wall, Primary Stages, New York City, 2002.

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Apollo Theatre, Martinsburg, WV, 2003.

Honor, Honour, Matrix Theatre, 2005.

Tonight at 8:30, Antaeus Company, Deaf West Theatre, North Hollywood, CA, 2007.

Amanda, Buffalo Gal, Primary Stages, 2008.

Also appeared in A Late Snow, New York City; and She Stoops to Conquer, National Repertory Theatre Company, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC.

Major Tours:

Toured in Mourning Becomes Electra, The Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya, National Touring Company; and in productions of Mary, Mary and Poor Bitos.



Ann (in archive footage), The Making of "Midway," Universal Studios Home Video, 2001.



People Weekly, April 18, 1988, p. 107.

TV Guide, June 27, 1998, pp. 22-24.

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