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Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, the last of five children to Sue Karr Lyon. Her mother was forty-two when her husband died and Sue was 10 months old. Her mother had to work as a hospital house mother to take care of her children and money was tight. Around this time, the Lyon family moved out to Los Angeles, hoping that Sue could help them ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1980 Alligator
ABC Newswoman
 1978 Towing
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jill Nolan
- Reunion/Anniversary (1978) ... Jill Nolan
 1978 The Astral Factor
Darlene DeLong
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
- River of Promises (1978) ... Caroline
 1977 Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (TV Movie)
Wendy Sutherland
 1977 End of the World
Sylvia Boran
 1977 Crash!
Kim Denne
 1976 Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Movie)
 1969-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Julie (segment "Love and the Extra Job") / Barbara Eric (segment "Love and the Bed")
- Love and the Medium/Love and the Bed/Love and the High School Flop-Out (1969) ... Barbara Eric (segment "Love and the Bed")
 1973 To Love, Perhaps to Die
Ana Vernia
 1973 The Magician
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Betsy (segment "Miss Lovecraft Sent Me")
 1971 Evel Knievel
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
- Marathon (1971)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Belinda Ballard
- Experiment at New Life (1970) ... Belinda Ballard
 1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! (TV Movie)
 1970 Four Rode Out
Myra Polsen
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
- Crisis (1969)
 1967 Tony Rome
Diana Pines
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
Bonnie Lee Packard
 1966 7 Women
Emma Clark - Mission Staff
 1964 The Night of the Iguana
Charlotte Goodall
 1962 Lolita
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Blonde with Valentine Card
- Miss Cathcart's Sunsuit (1960) ... Blonde with Valentine Card (uncredited)
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Alien Love (1959) ... Laurie (as Suellyn Lyon)
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4 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Suellyn Lyon


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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[on her The Night of the Iguana (1964) co-star Richard Burton] Richard Burton drank so much at night that the next morning the alcohol literally oozed out of his pores. He gave off a terrible odor-playing a scene with him could be most unpleasant. See more »


Was friends with Michelle Phillips at one time and the two of them checked out a copy of the novel "Lolita" at the library, knowing it had been banned. Sue later stated that she couldn't finish the book because it was too complex for her, as she was only 12 at the time. See more »

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Finally, a current (and candid) photo of Sue Lyon today arieonel
'Lolita Ya-Ya' lolitahaze62
looks like Mae Whitman! kittiecat02
Sue Lyon in Night Gallery episode, 1971 Don-102
You cannot buy her films anywhere... james_g_w
all genius is part time. goldesprit
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