Susan Dey
American actor
Susan Dey
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.
Biography
Susan Dey's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Susan Dey
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Susan Dey from around the web
Eight Holiday TV Movies That Should Air in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When December's shopping and baking are done and it's time to relax over cookies and TV, we usually turn to feature films like Elf or A Christmas Carol. We might even look for I Love Lucy or Honeymooners Yuletide episodes or check out the newest holiday specials. But television has been producing its own seasonal movies, hundreds of them, ever since the small screen was actually small. They run the gamut from brilliant to awful, but even some of the trashiest can be as sweet and comforting as cocoa on the first chilly night of the year. The problem is that so many new films materialize each year while older ones tend to disappear quickly. And unlike movies released in theaters, too few resurface on DVD, Hulu or Netflix. So I'm starting next year's Christmas list early. Here are eight holiday TV movies, in no special order, that I've enjoyed in the past and hope to see once more. They're only the first to occur to me, so I'm likely to make additional requests in the future. And ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Amy L. Freeman: Please Keep Your Bellbottoms: What Not to Give
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Please Do Keep Giving Your Stuff... The school bus is minutes away, and my child turns to me in a mild panic. "The canned food drive, Mom! I need to bring some stuff!" I dash to the pantry, supermarket bag in hand, tossing in cans -- beans, a tin of tuna, wait, what is this one, mustard sardines? why not -- boxes of noodles, a dusty plastic bag with a soup mix in it. "Thanks Mom!" Grabbing the bag, the child dashes to the bus and we both move on with our days. Or how about this one: A well-known veterans' group has called you, and is sending a truck to your neighborhood next Thursday -- can you spare some clothing? Of course you can. You go through your closet, find some stuff you never wear, start a little folded pile on the floor. You hesitate at the lovely cotton sweater with that smallish oil stain, and at the warm woolen jacket with the broken zipper. What about that old pantsuit with the Susan Dey power shoulders? It's dated, but in perfect condition. ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Bad In-Flight Movie Choice No. 5 - KOCO Oklahoma City
Google News - over 5 years
The film also features Yvette Mimieux, Rosie Grier, and Susan Dey, who was in "The Partridge Family" at the time and later became famous for playing Grace on "LA Law." While "Skyjacked" may suffer from overacting and implausibility, fans give it an
Article Link:
Google News article
Bardy Bunch Comes to New York International Fringe Festival - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The Bradys and the Partridges also faced off in a memorable “Saturday Night Live” skit featuring actress Susan Dey in 1992. Though the musical isn't written in iambic pentameter, the Shakespearean touches are hard to miss, from Marcia's “Wherefore art
Article Link:
Google News article
Luciano: Put Thome, Pryor on Peoria's Rushmore - Peoria Journal Star
Google News - over 5 years
In entertainment, Susan Dey might've been the best actor among "The Partridge Family," and David Ogden Stiers stepped in well after Larry Linville left "M*A*S*H," but we're not going to see them giving Oscar-acceptance speeches
Article Link:
Google News article
Teen idol ranks filled with girls, too - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Young teen girls duplicated British model Twiggy's painted-on eyelashes in the '60s and Susan Dey's colorful outfits and long, straight locks during the "The Partridge Family" craze. Don't forget Nancy Sinatra's go-go dresses and boots and Maureen
Article Link:
Google News article
Life in The Cowsills was bright on the outside, misty on the inside for Bob ... - Ventura County Star
Google News - almost 6 years
Two issues paved the way for David Cassidy, Susan Dey and the rest of the "Partridges" instead. First, producers decided to go with Shirley Jones instead of Barbara Cowsill as the mom, and Bud "would have none of that," Bob said
Article Link:
Google News article
Włosy na lato - Hippie powraca! - Wszystko od We-Dwoje.pl
Google News - almost 6 years
Pomyślcie o Aniołkach Charliego, o takich gwiazdach jak Farah Fawcett, Susan Dey czy Cheryl Ladd, które włosy po prostu miały. Pomyślcie też w końcu o tych wszystkich cudach szalonej kobiecości jak koraliki, opaski i kwiaty we włosach
Article Link:
Google News article
What Am I So Afraid Of?
NYTimes - about 6 years
I THINK I LOVE YOU By Allison Pearson 331 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95. The British journalist Allison Pearson's frothy, peachy smoothie of a first novel, ''I Don't Know How She Does It,'' surged with a certain inevitability to best-seller glory when it was published in 2002. So-called chick lit, about shopping and dating and cocktails, was on the
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TELEVISION; A Series That Shows Its Age
NYTimes - over 7 years
''Thirtysomething'' arrived on network television in September 1987, 20 days before Black Monday, when the Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 23 percent, and the culture of yuppiedom, put to the series's meticulous dramatic scrutiny, seemed threatened with dissolution. What could have proven ruinous for the show's producers and the
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TELEVISION REVIEW; Looking at Stars Beneath Their Glitter, or Hanging Celebrities With Their Own Ropes
NYTimes - about 11 years
Celebrities, not being all they're cracked up to be, can't quite rival the writers who come up with things for them to say onscreen. Their own literary devices prove rickety, laughably so on ''Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words.'' This comedy special on Bravo actually employs celebrities to send up other figures who have made forays into
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Ghost Trusters
NYTimes - over 11 years
SPOOK Science Tackles the Afterlife. By Mary Roach. Illustrated. 311 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $24.95. A PROFESSOR of obstetrics at an esteemed university explains to Mary Roach his quantum-theory equation to measure the energy lost when the soul departs the body. He wants to test it by putting a live organism in a box with electromagnetic
Article Link:
NYTimes article
SOAPBOX; Cable Gal
NYTimes - over 16 years
OUR family was definitely the only one in town and probably in the nation not to have cable television, our boys informed us on a regular basis. Maybe so, but we thought we were doing them a favor. They already watched more than enough television, and cable didn't offer significantly more worthwhile programming than the networks. Cable has Animal
Article Link:
NYTimes article
A Shifting American Landscape; In the Heartland, A Cornucopia Of Culture
NYTimes - about 18 years
WHEN Richard Nixon asked, ''Will it play in Peoria?'' he was taking the nation's temperature, checking on the predilections of mainstream citizens. But he was also reviving an adage from the early part of the century, when this city was a center of whisky production and an active vaudeville circuit stop, and the farm folks were renowned as a
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Home Video
NYTimes - almost 20 years
For a year it's been a scramble to keep track of all the Jane Austen on film and tape. Basically the problem has been that several adaptations of three of the author's six novels showed up more or less at once, beginning in late 1995. ''Persuasion,'' a film starring Susan Fleetwood, Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root, came first. Then there was ''Sense
Article Link:
NYTimes article
JERSEY;Their Son, the Writer, Finally Tells All
NYTimes - over 20 years
IN 1970, Frank DeCaro told his fifth-grade teacher that he had only one wish in life: to spend a day with the child actress Susan Dey, who played Laurie on "The Partridge Family." "And what would you do?" the teacher asked. Color?" the boy said. Thus it was established fairly early in Little Falls, a working-class town in Passaic County wedged
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TELEVISION REVIEW;On Fox, Stepping Back From the Bizarre
NYTimes - over 21 years
Rupert Murdoch wants a little respect to cushion his awesome power as media mogul. His Fox Broadcasting, the notorious purveyor of tabloid news and shlock sitcoms, is undergoing some image adjustments. One of the more earnest efforts comes under the banner of "Hallmark Entertainment Presents," which tonight at 8 makes its Fox debut with "Blue
Article Link:
NYTimes article
SUNDAY VIEW;Despite Pinter, 'Moonlight' Falls Into Eclipse
NYTimes - over 21 years
PLAYWRIGHTS WORK ON three levels. One is literary, involving the structure of the story, the quality of the language and how they form an imaginative whole. One is musical, for as soon as a play is spoken aloud, the playwright becomes a composer. And one is choreographic; playwriting must allow for -- welcome -- everything unspoken, from gestures
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Dey
    FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1993
    Age 40
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Dey was mentioned in Shirley Jones' memoir as the only one who "consistently refused" to take part in Partridge Family TV reunions.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 39
    She hosted a 1992 episode of Saturday Night Live.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, she co-starred in the Diane English/CBS sitcom Love & War with Jay Thomas.
  • 1987
    Age 34
    She was also nominated for the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" in 1987, 1988, and 1989.
    More Details Hide Details
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Dey was also nominated in each of the following four years.
  • 1986
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 28
    Dey co-starred with Albert Finney in a 1981 science-fiction film, Looker, written and directed by Michael Crichton.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1977
    Age 24
    Also in 1977, Dey starred opposite William Katt in a romance film, First Love, directed by Joan Darling.
    More Details Hide Details
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1976
    Age 23
    Dey was married to Leonard "Lenny" Hirshan from 1976–1981.
    More Details Hide Details They have one daughter, Sarah Hirshan (born 1978). Lenny Hirshan died January 31, 2014. Dey has been married to her second husband, television producer Bernard Sofronski, since 1988. She serves as a board member of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center and co-narrated a documentary on campus rape with her former L.A. Law co-star Corbin Bernsen.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 19
    Her first film role was as a passenger in the 1972 airline hijack movie Skyjacked starring Charlton Heston.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1970
    Age 17
    Dey was a model before starring as "Laurie Partridge" in the television series The Partridge Family from 1970–74.
    More Details Hide Details She was 17 years old when she won the part and had no previous acting experience. She returned to weekly network television in 1977 as the co-star of the short-lived situation comedy Loves Me, Loves Me Not.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Age 8
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on December 10, 1952.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)