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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 July 1949St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 11 December 2011Teaneck, New Jersey, USA  (thyroid cancer)
Birth NameSusan Lynn Gordon
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Susan Gordon was born on July 27, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Susan Lynn Gordon. She was an actress, known for Tormented (1960), The Five Pennies (1959) and Attack of the Puppet People (1958). She was married to Avraham Aviner. She died on December 11, 2011 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA.

Spouse (1)

Avraham Aviner (14 July 1977 - 10 December 2011) (her death) (6 children)

Trivia (12)

Attended the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 12-13, 2006.
Attended the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 4-5, 2007.
After decades of retirement, she performed in an off, off Broadway production showcase in the early millennium.
Starred in a live TV performance of Miracle on 34th Street (1959), alongside Ed Wynn in 1959.
Best-remembered for her The Twilight Zone (1959) episode, The Twilight Zone: The Fugitive (1962), in which she befriends a kind old man (played by J. Pat O'Malley) who possesses magic powers.
In Danny Kaye's The Five Pennies (1959), Susan had to sing. She grew up to become Tuesday Weld in the picture. She won the role over 500 other girls.
Worked frequently with child actor Charles Herbert. They later became friends.
She was two when she made her first commercial in Minnesota. It was for her father and was a chocolate candy commercial. Neither of her parents wanted her to enter show business but Susan was a natural and they eventually acquiesced.
Susan's film debut was quite by accident. Her father was directing Attack of the Puppet People (1958). The young girl who was cast in the role of the little Girl Scout with the broken dolly became ill. Susan filled in and the results of her one day of work had Hollywood agents buzzing.
Is interred at Kedumim Cemetery in Kedumim, Israel.
Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.

Personal Quotes (2)

I feel most fortunate to have worked in the industry, especially with so many great actors. In many ways, the experiences shaped my life. I shall be forever grateful for the opportunities I had.
[on Zsa Zsa Gabor, with whom she worked in Picture Mommy Dead (1966) as a child actress] I'd heard that Zsa Zsa was difficult to work with. On the contrary, I found her to be quite charming and we became friends. She even gave me a bottle of her favorite perfume.

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