Susan Dey

Born Dec 10, 1952

Susan Dey is an American actress, known primarily for her roles in film and television. Her more prominent parts came as elder daughter, Laurie Partridge, on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, and as Grace Van Owen, a California assistant district attorney and judge on the dramatic series, L.A. Law, a role she played from 1986 to 1992.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on December 10, 1952.
1961 8 Years Old Dey was born Susan Hallock Dey in Pekin, Illinois, to Ruth Pyle (née Doremus) Dey, a nurse who died in 1961, when Susan was eight years old, and Robert Smith Dey, a newspaper editor for the New Rochelle, New York, Standard-Star.


1970 17 Years Old 1 More Event
She attended Columbus Elementary School in Thornwood, New York, later moving to Bedford, New York, where she graduated from Fox Lane High School in 1970.
1972 19 Years Old Her first film role was as a passenger in the 1972 airline hijack movie Skyjacked starring Charlton Heston.


1976 23 Years Old Dey was married to Leonard "Lenny" Hirshan from 1976–1981. … Read More
1977 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 1977 made-for-television movie, Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night, Dey portrayed a disturbed young mother with serious psychological problems, who begins to take them out on her toddler daughter.
1981 28 Years Old Dey co-starred with Albert Finney in a 1981 science-fiction film, Looker, written and directed by Michael Crichton.


1986 33 Years Old She had a leading role in 1986's Echo Park as a struggling waitress/actress who takes a job as a stripper who delivers singing telegrams.
1987 34 Years Old 1 More Event
She starred on L.A. Law as Grace Van Owen and earned a Golden Globe Award as "Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series" for the role in 1987. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old She hosted a 1992 episode of Saturday Night Live. … Read More


1993 40 Years Old In 1993, she produced and starred in the ABC Movie of the Week Lies & Lullabies (later released on DVD as Sad Inheritance), where she played a pregnant cocaine addict. … Read More
1995 42 Years Old Although the show ran until 1995, Dey was replaced in 1993 by Annie Potts because producers reportly felt she had "no chemistry" with co-star Thomas.
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