Suzy Parker
actress and model
Suzy Parker
Suzy Parker was an American model and actress active from 1947 into the early 1960s. Her modeling career reached its zenith during the 1950s when she appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines, advertisements, and in movie and television roles.
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Winter storm brings icy blast to wide swath of United States
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - People from Texas to New York were bundling up on Thursday against winter weather that closed schools and businesses, blanketed roads and power lines with ice and threatened to disrupt travel across a wide swath of the United States. The southern plains and central region, including Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas were expected to be especially hard hit, according to the National Weather Service. In Little Rock, Arkansas, people scrambled to stock their cupboards as temperatures plunged. Utility provider Entergy Arkansas said it was bringing in an additional 6,700 workers to help with downed power lines and outages that could last a week.
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"Christmas in Conway" Is a Winner For the Hallmark Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - about 3 years
TV Review Jackie K Cooper "Christmas in Conway" (Hallmark Hall of Fame) With its latest production, "Christmas in Conway," the Hallmark Hall of Fame reaches back to its emotional roots and delivers a story that touches our hearts in this holiday season. Andy Garcia, Mary Louise Parker and Mandy Moore lead a strong cast in bringing to life a story of enduring love. Duncan Mayor (Garcia) and his wife Suzy (Parker) live in Conway, South Carolina. They have been a devoted couple for many years and now Suzy is dying. Natalie Stringer (Moore) is a home care nurse who has been brought in to help take care of Suzy. This is not to Duncan's liking but he has made an agreement with Suzy's doctor to let this happen. As Suzy gets worse Duncan looks for ways to lift her spirits. One way is to build a Ferris Wheel in their backyard since it was on a Ferris Wheel that ...
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Arkansas Republican Griffin drops U.S. House re-election run
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Arkansas Republican U.S. Representative Tim Griffin said on Monday he will not seek a third term in Congress, a surprise announcement made just days after the end of a government shutdown that polls show damaged the Republican Party. Griffin, 45, had no announced opponent and had raised more than $500,000 for his re-election bid to the U.S. House of Representatives. In a statement, Griffin cited family as the main reason for his decision. ...
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Arkansas cop placed on leave after killing man, 107, in shootout
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - An Arkansas police officer has been placed on paid leave after killing a 107-year-old man in a weekend shootout, authorities said on Tuesday. Police responded to reports on Saturday night that an armed man had allegedly threatened two people at a home in Pine Bluff, a city of 48,000 people about 45 miles south of Little Rock. A police report said Monroe Isadore shot through a door and was killed after a SWAT team officer, who has not been named, returned fire, a spokesman for Pine Bluff Police Department said. ...
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107-year-old Arkansas man killed in shootout with police
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - A 107-year-old man was killed in a shootout with a police SWAT team at a home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he had earlier threatened two people with a gun, authorities said on Sunday. The fatal shots were fired on Saturday night after Pine Bluff police responded to a report that the man, Monroe Isadore, pointed a gun at two people in the home in Pine Bluff, a city of roughly 48,000 people about 45 miles south of Little Rock, according to police who confirmed local TV reports. ...
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Arkansas water park closes after rare meningitis is confirmed
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - A popular Arkansas water park voluntarily closed after a 12-year-old girl who swam there was diagnosed with a rare case of parasitic meningitis, authorities said on Monday. The Arkansas Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the case last week. The owners of Willow Springs Water Park, which has been operating for 85 years, closed the park on Friday. ...
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More severe weather and tornadoes forecast for Oklahoma
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for parts of Oklahoma on Friday, describing weather conditions as "particularly dangerous" a day after more than a dozen reported twisters ripped through the region. Forecasters said several intense tornadoes were likely, along with storms bringing up to 4-inch hail and damaging wind gusts that could reach 80 miles per hour. "An extremely unstable air mass has developed across much of Central (and) Eastern Oklahoma," the weather service said in an advisory. ...
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Exxon Spill Cleanup Continues
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
(Corrects to fix name of Natural Resources Defense Council in paragraph 13 (not National Resources Defense Council) * Exxon gives no timeline for pipeline restart * Company yet to excavate area around ruptured pipe * Pipeline was built in late 1940s By Suzi Parker and Kristen Hays MAYFLOWER, Ark./HOUSTON April 1 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil continued efforts on Monday to clean up thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude oil spilled from a near 65-year-old pipeline in Arkansas, as a debate raged about the safety of transporting rising volumes of the fuel into the United States. The Pegasus pipeline, which ruptured in a housing development near the town of Mayflower on Friday, remained shut and a company spokesman declined to speculate about when it would be fixed and restarted. The line can carry more than 90,000 barrels of crude per day from Patoka, Illinois to Nederland ...
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David Finkle: First Nighter: Emilia Clarke Does Holly Golightly in Stage Breakfast at Tiffany's
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The rumor goes that for his Breakfast at Tiffany's novella, Truman Capote based Holly Golightly on Dovima, the model most famous for posing in front of an elephant for Richard Avedon's iconic fashion photograph. Or sometimes the rumor has it that Capote was thinking of Dorian Leigh, another elegant 1950s mannequin, whose sister was the equally famous Suzy Parker. Or perhaps Capote -- the New York City got-himself-around wunderkind from the South -- had both Dovima and Leigh in mind. The assumption was that the model (in two senses of the word) he was putting into print was intentionally meant to represent one of those tall, chisel-featured, outwardly haughty women whom Vogue and Harper's Bazaar favored then for their slick pages -- one of those striking females for whom Audrey Hepburn could easily pass when she starred so memorably in the 1961 film. And even if Hepburn wasn't exactly the Holly that Capote created in every particular, she was so effective that im ...
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The Riverfest line — Sign the ethics petition
Arkansas Times - over 4 years
SIGN IT: Jennifer Pierce will join other volunteers in yellow shirts gathering petitions for the ethics reform initiative. No gifts for legislators. No perks. No kidding. Sign it. I'm outta here shortly. The line is open. Closing out: * LOTTERY JUDGE RECUSES: Latest development in the contested $1 million lottery ticket dispute. The Searcy judge who ruled for a woman who claimed to be the real owner and then invalidated that decision has recused from hearing a retrial of the case. I think that was a good call given the weirdness to date. * DON'T BELIEVE YOUR LYIN' EYES AND EARS: Lawyer for cop accused of participating in marijuana operation says don't believe all the evidence — tapes and stuf. His client is innocent. No developments today on the obvious question these arrests raise: Did they have confederates on the police force? I think Chief Thomas will go where the evidence leads, based on action so far. * MAKE RIVERFEST WORTHWHILE: If you go to River ...
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Probably the most coveted camera ever made - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
The provocative calendar photos of Marilyn Monroe, the head shots of Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren, the cavorting glances of Suzy Parker who was the decade's most famous model, the portraits of US presidents, and the pictures of thousands of
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Taciturn Cheney can't stop talking about heart device - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
By Suzy Parker and Robert Ahrens, USA TODAY "Put it back," orders Liz Cheney, the former vice president's daughter and collaborator on In My Time. "It's brought me back from end-stage heart failure," says Cheney, who has suffered five heart attacks,
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Capital Gazette Communications - Annapolis Capital
Google News - over 5 years
One features a mid-1980s fashion shot of a model posing a la Suzy Parker in an outlandish Marc Bouwer outfit. Overlooking the living room, an alcove beneath the vaulted ceiling is Julie's white-and-pink office. There, she can plan a princess's wedding
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Final Word: Getting in deep (fried) at the state fair - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
By Craig Wilson By Suzy Parker, USA TODAY By Suzy Parker, USA TODAY This particular maid's culinary mantra is obvious. More is more. Having grown up in a household where dinner was more often than not an afterthought, I'm always amazed when I show up
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College drinking is liberating, and a good excuse - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
Geller, who has been studying alcohol awareness since the mid-1980s, notes that education hasn't worked. by Suzy Parker, USA TODAY "We thought if we could demonstrate to students that their performance deteriorated under alcohol, they would be
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Suzy Parker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 70
    Parker decided to end dialysis treatments. She returned home and died at age 70 surrounded by family at her orchard in Montecito on May 3, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She was survived by two of her three sisters: Dorian (who died in 2008 at age 91 and reportedly did not attend her sister's funeral due to a long estrangement) and Florian ("Cissie", "Cissy"), who died at the age of 92 on October 9, 2010. Her husband, Bradford Dillman, her four children, and two stepchildren also survived her.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1964
    Age 31
    In 1964 she was nervously rehearsing for her famous appearance in the well-known Twilight Zone episode "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" when she was in another car accident.
    More Details Hide Details Parker had long suffered from allergies and, in the 1990s, developed ulcers. During surgery for an ulcer, her vital signs disappeared on the operating table, but she was resuscitated. She never fully recovered and developed more ulcers and diabetes. She had multiple hip surgeries, and then her kidneys began to fail. She spent the last five years of her life in and out of the hospital.
  • 1963
    Age 30
    After marrying Dillman in 1963, then receiving injuries in a car accident in 1964, Parker mostly retired from modeling and acting to be a stepmother to Jeffrey and Pamela.
    More Details Hide Details Parker enjoyed being a stay at home mother and like her sister Dorian, who was a Cordon Bleu-level chef, Parker was an excellent cook. Parker had three more children with Bradford: daughter Dinah (born 1965) and sons Charlie (born 1967) and Christopher (born 1969). The family lived in Bel Air, Los Angeles, until Dinah was bitten by a rattlesnake in the yard and almost died.
    Parker obtained a divorce and married Bradford in 1963 on board a boat at sea.
    More Details Hide Details She changed her name to Suzy Parker Dillman following the marriage.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1960
    Age 27
    In 1960, Parker met actor Bradford Dillman on the set of their movie, Circle of Deception.
    More Details Hide Details She was still married to de la Salle but no longer living with him. Bradford was ending his first marriage and dating Juliette Greco at the time.
  • 1959
    Age 26
    She gave birth to their daughter Georgia Belle Florian Coco Chanel de la Salle in December 1959, whose godmother was close friend Coco Chanel.
    More Details Hide Details Parker named her daughter after her older sisters Georgiabell and Florian and purposely left Dorian Leigh's name off. Dorian and Parker feuded for many years, as Parker was fed up with Leigh's promiscuous lifestyle and her not taking care of her children. A March 14, 1977, People magazine article featured Parker trying to launch her then 17-year-old daughter Georgia as a model. However, Georgia modeled only a few times during and after college.
  • 1958
    Age 25
    A self-described tomboy in her teens, she broke several bones as a result. Parker also broke bones in the 1958 car accident that killed her father.
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    In 1958, Parker was a passenger in a car her father was driving when they were hit by an oncoming train.
    More Details Hide Details Supposedly neither heard nor saw the train until it slammed into the car. Her father died of his injuries at the hospital. Parker was hospitalized, with broken bones and embedded glass (with her face untouched), under the name Mrs. Pierre de la Salle. The press jumped on this, but Pierre continued to deny that they were married. Soon thereafter, a photo spread of the couple appeared in the August 19, 1958, Look magazine cover story about her. Parker began psychotherapy to cope with her rocky second marriage and the death of her beloved father. After recovering from her injuries, Parker became pregnant and de la Salle left. She said, "He didn't want to be a father. I already hired a nanny... he was gone, history."
  • 1953
    Age 20
    She agreed, and their divorce was finalized in Mexico in 1953. Ronald was killed years later in an automobile accident. Parker and Pierre continued to date for years despite Pierre's numerous infidelities. She also was paying for his high cost-of-living expenses. They married about 1957 or 1958, but the couple kept it a secret.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1950
    Age 17
    Parker was married three times. In 1950, she and high-school sweetheart, Ronald Staton (some sources cite Charles), drove to Georgia to secretly marry.
    More Details Hide Details Parker said that she married him in a bikini with a raincoat on top, adding, "He was very good-looking, and it marriage was just a sheer disaster." The young couple drove back to Florida where she was still living with her parents who were upset because of her age and because Ronald was part Cherokee. They moved to Pennsylvania and rented a house near where Dorian was living with her husband and children. Parker was already modeling in the United States and Europe while Ronald was attending the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman. Parker met journalist Pierre de la Salle (Pitou, born July 12, 1925) at a Jacques Fath party outside of Paris. She and Dorian were modeling together and separately on this trip. She returned to the United States and asked Ronald for a divorce, but he would only agree to a quick divorce if Parker gave him a large monetary settlement, paid for plastic surgery on his nose and paid for his acting lessons.
  • 1944
    Age 11
    In 1944, Dorian worked as an advertising copy writer when a coworker encouraged her to go to the Conover Modeling Agency.
    More Details Hide Details Dorian was one of the top models in the world, arguably referred to as the "world's first supermodel" (along with Lisa Fonssagrives). When Parker was about age 15, Dorian telephoned Ford Modeling Agency and told Eileen and Jerry Ford that she would sign on with them if they also took her younger sister, sight unseen. Eager to represent Dorian, they agreed. Expecting to meet a similarly petite, extremely thin, flawless, pale-faced, electric blue-eyed, raven-haired younger version of Dorian, they were shocked to meet Suzy for the first time. Parker was already 5'10", big-boned, and had carrot red hair, pale-green eyes, and freckles. She would become more famous than Dorian. Suzy Parker's photo appeared in Life magazine when she was 15. That same year, one of her first magazine advertisements was for DeRosa Jewelry. Although she still lived with her parents in Florida, she stayed in New York City with Dorian when she had modeling assignments there. Dorian introduced Parker to her fashion-photographer friends, Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, John Rawlings, and a young Richard Avedon. Parker became Avedon's muse, she said years later that "The only joy I ever got out of modeling was working with Dick Avedon." She became the so-called signature face of the Coco Chanel brand. Chanel herself became a close confidante, giving Parker advice on men and money as well as creating numerous Chanel outfits for her.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Born
    Born on October 28, 1932.
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