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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 December 1952Pekin, Illinois, USA
Birth NameSusan Hallock Smith
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Susan Dey was born on December 10, 1952 in Pekin, Illinois, USA as Susan Hallock Smith. She is an actress and producer, known for L.A. Law (1986), The Partridge Family (1970) and Looker (1981). She has been married to Bernard Sofronski since February 20, 1988. She was previously married to Leonard Hirshan.

Spouse (2)

Bernard Sofronski (20 February 1988 - present)
Leonard Hirshan (November 1976 - 19 January 1983) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Mother, with Leonard Hirshan, of daughter Sara Dey-Hirshan, born in November 1978.
Came to acting by way of a teen modeling career.
Turned down the role of Sandy in Grease (1978).
One of four children, Susan's sister Leslie became a model too just like her sister and the sisters at one time worked for the same agency. The girls became interested in modeling through their mother, Gail, who, after reading an article on fashion modeling in Seventeen Magazine, submitted their pictures to a top modeling agency in New York. The agency immediately signed them in 1968.
In Gwyn Cready's comedic romance novel "Tumbling Through Time", the heroine talks about Susan and considers Laurie Partridge a personal hero, wishing she could have lived a life in "Laurie Partridge style".
Has served as a board member of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center and co-narrated a documentary on campus rape with her L.A. Law (1986) co-star Corbin Bernsen.
Born to Robert Smith (a newspaper editor) and Gail Dey (a nurse), Susan attended school mostly in New York State, where her father was an editor for a group of newspapers on Long Island.
Graduated from and was a drama club member of Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York. She had parts in the school plays "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Summer and Smoke".
Adopted her mother's maiden name as her professional moniker.
Born at 4:17 AM (CST).
Ranked #61 on Vh1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
According to Shirley Jones' autobiography, Susan is the only star of "The Partridge Family" who has consistently refused to take part in any cast reunions.

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