Susan Strasberg

American actress and author (1938–1999) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Susan Elizabeth Strasberg (May 22, 1938 – January 21, 1999) was an American stage, film, and television actress. Thought to be the next Hepburn-type ingenue, she was nominated for a Tony Award at age 18, playing the title role in The Diary of Anne Frank. She appeared on the covers of LIFE and Newsweek in 1955. A close friend of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Burton, she wrote two best-selling tell-all books. Her later career primarily consisted of slasher and horror films, followed by TV roles, by the 1980s.

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Strasberg's 1973 promotional image for Mannix
Susan Elizabeth Strasberg

(1938-05-22)May 22, 1938
New York City, U.S.
DiedJanuary 21, 1999(1999-01-21) (aged 60)
New York City, U.S.
  • Actress
  • author
Years active1953–1992
(m. 1965; div. 1968)
Parent(s)Lee Strasberg
Paula Strasberg
RelativesJohn Strasberg (brother)