Susan Oliver
Actress, author, aviator
Susan Oliver
Susan Oliver was an American actress, television director and aviator.
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Susan Oliver, Douglas Kerridge
NYTimes - over 5 years
Susan Foster Oliver and Douglas Campbell Kerridge were married Saturday in Edgartown, Mass. The Rev. Dr. Timothy B. Cogan, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony at the Old Whaling Church. The bride, 34, will take her husband's name. She is the vice president for strategy at Tonix Pharmaceuticals in New York. She graduated from Bowdoin College
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Susan Oliver, Douglas Kerridge - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Susan Foster Oliver and Douglas Campbell Kerridge were married Saturday in Edgartown, Mass. The Rev. Dr. Timothy B. Cogan, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony at the Old Whaling Church. The bride, 34, will take her husband's name
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PLAYERS PRAISED FOR EXCELLENT BEHAVIOUR - Wests Tigers
Google News - over 5 years
Susan Oliver, of Kanahooka, wrote to the Club congratulating the players and coaching staff on their politeness and manners. "My daughter Alicia works at the The Grand Hotel in Kiama. She was contacted by Wests Tigers Football Operations Manager Alan
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Let's get animated: 'Rango,' 'Rio' - VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Libby has a roommate (Susan Oliver as Jan McNair) and, in order to avoid wakening her, she invents what becomes the Lady Valet, an overnight clothes hanger stand to prevent wrinkles. Meanwhile, she is given a job in a brokerage firm as a joke by the
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Wal-Mart Plans Changes To Some Labor Practices
NYTimes - over 12 years
Responding to a year of criticism over its labor practices, Wal-Mart Stores announced on Friday that it would make several changes at the corporate and store levels to improve conditions for its workers. The changes, outlined at the annual shareholders' meeting here by the chief executive, H. Lee Scott Jr., include the establishment of a compliance
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As Gadgets Go to Class, Schools Try to Cope
NYTimes - over 14 years
IT was like the scene from the movie ''Fast Times at Ridgemont High,'' only for a wireless generation. Elena Brooks was incredulous when a pizza deliveryman arrived at Bethel High School one day last spring with an order for a student who was in class. Finding the culprit was simple enough. ''Go into the room, tell everyone to turn their cellphones
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CABARET GUIDE
NYTimes - over 18 years
Here is a selective listing of new or noteworthy cabaret shows in Manhattan this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended show. * ''I LOVE NEW YORK,'' Rainbow and Stars, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th floor, (212) 632-5000. This spirited tourist-eye celebration of New York City, which opened in June, has found its footing with some new material and a
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Leslie S. Oliver, Student, to Wed
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Frank G. Oliver of Naples, Fla., and Patricia D. Oliver of Hillsdale, N.J., have announced the engagement of their daughter Leslie Susan Oliver to Joshua Frank Pollack, a son of Dr. Irwin Pollack of Highland Park, N.J., and the late Mrs. Pollack. A July wedding is planned. Ms. Oliver, 27 years old, graduated from Northwestern University and is a
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Susan Oliver Is Dead; Television Actress, 61
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: Susan Oliver, an actress who appeared in numerous television series, died of cancer May 10 at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Calabasas, Calif. She was 61 years old and lived in Hollywood. Susan Oliver, an actress who appeared in numerous television series, died of cancer May 10 at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in
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MARTIN SHORT DISPLAYS MULTIPLE COMIC GUISES
NYTimes - over 31 years
TAKING a cue from Home Box Office, which has had some of its more notable successes with comedy specials, pay cable's Showtime service is pushing ahead with its ''Comedy Spotlight'' series. The latest effort, recorded before an audience in Toronto, is ''Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas''; the hourlong special is on tonight at 8 o'clock.
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JERRY LEWIS IS HIS 'HARDLY WORKING'
NYTimes - almost 36 years
JERRY LEWIS now there's a name to make a child or a Frenchman smile. For the benefit of the rest of us, Mr. Lewis begins ''Hardly Working,'' which he directed and stars in, with a series of clips from his earlier movies. The purpose of this must be to remind the audience that Mr. Lewis has laurels to rest on. Instead, it prematurely raises the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Oliver
    FIFTIES
  • 1990
    Age 58
    Oliver died from lung cancer on May 10, 1990, at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1976
    Age 44
    Her last aviation medical exam was in May 1976; therefore, she could not legally pilot any aircraft except gliders after May 1978, marking the end of her piloting of powered aircraft.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 40
    According to the FAA Registry, the glider rating was issued to Oliver on July 21, 1972.
    More Details Hide Details It was her last rating. The Registry shows her to have earned commercial pilot ratings for airplane single engine land, airplane multiengine land, instrument airplane, and private privileges for glider.
    In 1972, her training for a glider rating was chronicled for an episode of the television series The American Sportsman and the segment aired in March 1973.
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  • 1970
    Age 38
    In 1970, Oliver co-piloted a Piper Comanche to victory in the 2760-mile transcontinental race known as the "Powder Puff Derby", which resulted in her being named Pilot of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details The pilot was Margaret Mead (not the famous anthropologist), an experienced pilot who had flown in several derbies with different co-pilots.
  • 1968
    Age 36
    In 1968, she was contacted by Learjet to see if she was interested in getting a type rating in one of their jets with the intent to set record flights for them.
    More Details Hide Details She earned the rating and even flew some charters (having by that time acquired a commercial pilot certificate in single and multiengine land airplanes), but did not fly any record flights in their jets.
  • 1967
    Age 35
    In 1967, piloting her own Aero Commander 200, she became the fourth woman to fly a single-engine aircraft solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the second to do it from New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Although she was attempting to fly to Moscow, her odyssey ended in Denmark after the government of the Soviet Union denied her permission to enter its air space. She wrote about her aviation exploits and philosophy of life in an autobiography published in 1983.
  • 1966
    Age 34
    In 1966, while preparing for her own transatlantic flight, she was a passenger in a Piper J-3 Cub when the pilot ran into wires while "show-boating"; the airplane flipped and crashed.
    More Details Hide Details She and the pilot escaped injury.
  • 1964
    Age 32
    In July 1964, Hal Fishman introduced her to personal flying when he took her on an evening flight over Los Angeles in a Cessna 172.
    More Details Hide Details The experience motivated her to return the next day to the Santa Monica Airport to begin training for a Private Pilot certificate.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 29
    In 1961, Oliver played the part of Laurie Evans in the episode "Incident of His Brother's Keeper" on CBS's Rawhide and in 1963, she played Judy Hall in the episode "Incident at Spider Rock."also in 1962 Oliver appeared as Jeanie in the television series Laramie in the episode "Shadows in the Dust".
    More Details Hide Details Oliver was cast in three episodes each of Adventures in Paradise, Twilight Zone, Route 66, Dr. Kildare, The Naked City, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Burke's Law, The Fugitive, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., I Spy, The Virginian, and The Name of the Game. She made one appearance on The Andy Griffith Show and ABC's family western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. Her most challenging role during this time was as the ambitious wife of doomed country music legend Hank Williams (George Hamilton) in Your Cheatin' Heart (1964). The same year she also starred opposite Jerry Lewis in The Disorderly Orderly, and also appeared in The Man from U.N.C.L.E (1965) and The Love-Ins (1967) with Richard Todd. Oliver appeared in television films including Carter's Army. Oliver had a continuing role as Ann Howard on ABC's prime-time serial Peyton Place in 1966.
  • 1960
    Age 28
    Oliver was cast in the 1960 episode of The Deputy as the long-lost daughter of star Henry Fonda's late girl friend, and appeared in Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre episode "Knife Of Hate" as Susan Pittman.
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    On November 9, 1960, she was cast as the lead guest star in "The Cathy Eckhart Story" on Wagon Train, with husband-and-wife actors John Larch and Vivi Janiss as Ben and Sarah Harness.
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    On April 6, 1960, the 28-year-old Oliver played a spoiled young runaway, Maggie Hamilton, in "The Maggie Hamilton Story" on NBC's Wagon Train.
    More Details Hide Details Flint McCullough, played by Robert Horton, searches for her so the wagon train can proceed on schedule.
  • 1958
    Age 26
    In mid-1958, Oliver began rehearsals for a co starring role in Patate, her second Broadway play.
    More Details Hide Details Its seven performance run was even shorter than that of Small War on Murray Hill, but won Oliver a Theatre World Award for "Outstanding Breakout Performance"; it was her last Broadway appearance.
  • 1957
    Age 25
    In July 1957, Oliver was chosen for the title role in her first motion picture, The Green-Eyed Blonde, a low-budget independent melodrama scripted by Dalton Trumbo (under a pseudonym) and released by Warner Bros. in December on the bottom half of a double bill.
    More Details Hide Details It is the only motion picture on which Oliver received top billing.
    The play's short run was immediately followed by larger roles in live TV plays on Kaiser Aluminum Hour, The United States Steel Hour and Matinee Theater. Oliver then went to Hollywood, where she appeared in the November 14, 1957 episode of Climax!, one of the few live drama series based on the West Coast, as well as in a number of filmed shows, including one of the first episodes of NBC's Wagon Train, Father Knows Best, The Americans, and Johnny Staccato.
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    Oliver did numerous TV shows in 1957 and appeared on stage.
    More Details Hide Details She began the year with an ingenue part, as the daughter of an 18th-century Manhattan family, in her first Broadway play, Small War on Murray Hill, a Robert E. Sherwood comedy. That same year, Oliver replaced Mary Ure as the female lead in the Broadway production of John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger.
  • 1955
    Age 23
    After working in summer stock, regional theater and in unbilled bits in daytime and primetime TV shows and commercials, she made her first major television appearance playing a supporting role in the July 31, 1955 episode of the live drama series Goodyear TV Playhouse, and quickly progressed to leading parts in other shows.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1949
    Age 17
    By September 1949 and using her new name, Oliver returned to the East Coast to begin drama studies at Swarthmore College, followed by professional training at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
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    In June 1949, Oliver joined her mother in Southern California, where Ruth was in the process of becoming a well known Hollywood astrologer.
    More Details Hide Details Oliver made a decision to embark upon a career as an actress and chose the stage name Susan Oliver.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Age 0
    Susan Oliver was born Charlotte Gercke, the daughter of George Gercke, journalist, and Ruth Hale Oliver, an astrology practitioner, in New York City in 1932.
    More Details Hide Details Her father was a political reporter and journalist for the New York World. Her parents divorced when she was still a child.
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