Jacqueline Susann

Jacqueline Susann

Novelist + Actress
Born Aug 20, 1918

Jacqueline Susann was an American novelist. Her most famous work is Valley of the Dolls.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jacqueline Susann.


1918 Birth Born on August 20, 1918.


1936 17 Years Old Although her parents hoped she would enter college, Susann left for New York City after graduating from West Philadelphia High School in 1936, to pursue an acting career. … Read More


1939 20 Years Old Although not sexually attracted to him, she married him on April 2, 1939 at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia. … Read More


1951 32 Years Old In May and June 1951, Susann hosted Jacqueline Susann's Open Door on the DuMont Television Network. … Read More
1955 36 Years Old In 1955, Susann acquired her poodle Josephine and a contract to be the fashion commentator for "Schiffli Lace" on the Night Time, New York program. … Read More


1961 42 Years Old She continued to be the "Schiffli Girl" until 1961. … Read More
1962 43 Years Old Around that time, Susann developed breast cancer. She had a mastectomy on December 27, 1962, but kept her cancer a secret. … Read More
1966 47 Years Old Valley of the Dolls was initially rejected by some publishers. However, Susann persisted, and when the novel was published on February 10, 1966, it was an immediate hit. … Read More
1967 48 Years Old …  However, already irked by Judy Garland being fired from the movie, Susann herself hated the film and, after its November 1967 premiere aboard the passenger liner, Princess Italia, she confronted the film's director, Mark Robson, and stated, "This picture is a piece of shit." … Read More


1969 50 Years Old However, not everyone was a fan. On July 24, 1969, author Truman Capote, himself a talk-show regular and a controversial figure, created a media storm when he appeared on The Tonight Show. … Read More
1973 54 Years Old 1 More Event
After suffering from a persistent cough and breathing problems, Susann checked into Doctors Hospital on January 11, 1973, hoping to stop coughing before her upcoming book tour, which was to begin in March. … Read More
1974 56 Years Old Died on September 21, 1974.
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