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Susan Oliver (I) (1932–1990)


A fascinating aura of mystery seemed to surround the characters portrayed by blue-eyed blonde actress Susan Oliver, whose trademark high cheekbones, rosebud lips and heart-shaped face kept audiences intrigued for nearly three decades. While her career didn't play out as well as it should have, she nevertheless left a fine legacy of work on stage, ... See full bio »

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 1988 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
The Maid
- Judy Miller, Come on Down (1988) ... The Maid
 1988 Our House (TV Series)
Olga Zelnikova
- Balance of Power (1988) ... Olga Zelnikova
 1987 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Cyd Greenwald
- Tanner, P.I. for Hire (1987) ... Cyd Greenwald
 1986 Star Trek (TV Series)
Vina
- The Cage (1986) ... Vina
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Louise / Nurse Marge Horton
- Jessica Behind Bars (1985) ... Louise
- Armed Response (1985) ... Nurse Marge Horton
 1985 International Airport (TV Movie)
Mary Van Leuven
 1982 Tomorrow's Child (TV Movie)
Marilyn Hurst
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Kay Tindal
 1980 Hardly Working
Claire Trent
 1980 Dan August: Once Is Never Enough (TV Movie)
Leona Serling
 1977 Nido de viudas
Isabel
 1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Gracie Boggs
- Hang Tough (1977) ... Gracie Boggs
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie)
Neta Snook 'Snookie'
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
- The Death Watch (1975)
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Rina Prescott
- World Full of Hurt (1974) ... Rina Prescott
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Eleanor Warren
- Edge of Evil (1974) ... Eleanor Warren
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
Sugar
 1974 Death in Space (TV Movie)
Carla Burke
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Karen Macklin
- Friends Till Death (1974) ... Karen Macklin
 1973 The Magician (TV Series)
Susanna
- Ovation for Murder (1973) ... Susanna
 1965-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Margaret / Shirley Gregg
- Fatal Reunion (1973) ... Margaret
- Courage of a Conviction (1965) ... Shirley Gregg
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Ellen Pritchard
- Spare Parts (1973) ... Ellen Pritchard
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Jill Thorson
- Moving Target (1973) ... Jill Thorson
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sarah Elkins
- Eleven Dollars (1972) ... Sarah Elkins
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Ruth
- Vision of Doom (1972) ... Ruth
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Kelly Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
- Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972) ... Kelly Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
 1972 The Smith Family (TV Series)
 1972 Sarge (TV Series)
Fran
- An Accident Waiting to Happen (1972) ... Fran
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Paula Brinkley
- The Long Way Home (1971) ... Paula Brinkley
 1971 The D.A. (TV Series)
 1971 Company of Killers (TV Movie)
Thelma Dwyer
 1971 Primus (TV Series)
Nicola
- Kiss of Life (1971) ... Nicola
- Deepest of the Deep (1971) ... Nicola
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Susan (segment "Love and the Anniversary Crisis") / Helen (segment "Love and the Baker's Half Dozen")
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Miss Blanche Graham
- Journey from San Juan (1971) ... Miss Blanche Graham
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Leona Serling
- Prognosis: Homicide (1971) ... Leona Serling
 1968-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Dr. Eleanor Cook / Tatiana Czaleynokis
- Seek and Destroy (1971) ... Dr. Eleanor Cook
- The White Birch (1968) ... Tatiana Czaleynokis
 1971 Do You Take This Stranger? (TV Movie)
Mildred Crandall
 1965-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Carole Carson / Alice Barnes / Anne Crowder / ...
- Hannah (1970) ... Carole Carson / Alice Barnes
- The Storm Gate (1968) ... Anne Crowder
- A Small Taste of Justice (1967) ... Ellen Cooper
- A Little Learning (1965) ... Martha Perry
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie)
Anna Renvic
 1969 The Monitors
Barbara Cole
 1969 Change of Mind
Margaret Rowe
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Linda Jordan
- The Odds Against Donald Jordan (1969) ... Linda Jordan
 1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Kate Wilson
- Alias Nellie Handley (1969) ... Kate Wilson
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Diane Clay
- The Land of the Fox (1968) ... Diane Clay
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Joan Seeley / Stacy
- Inquisition (1968) ... Joan Seeley
- The Ivy Curtain (1967) ... Stacy
 1968 A Man Called Gannon
Matty
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Triste
- The Night Dr. Loveless Died (1967) ... Triste
 1967 The Love-Ins
Patricia Cross
 1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Laurie Neal
- Twenty-One and Out (1967) ... Laurie Neal
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Peggy Dean
- The Day the Earth Trembled (1967) ... Peggy Dean
 1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Jerry Harper
- The Awkward Age (1966) ... Jerry Harper
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Jean
- One Thousand Fine (1966) ... Jean
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Julie Myers
- A Date with Miss Camp Henderson (1966) ... Julie Myers
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Virginia Harvey
- Rope's End (1966) ... Virginia Harvey
 1963-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Jessie Martel / Carol Logan
- Duet for One Hand (1965) ... Dr. Jessie Martel
- Perfect Is Too Hard to Be (1965) ... Dr. Jessie Martel
- The Eleventh Commandment (1963) ... Carol Logan
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Ursula Alice Baldwin
- The Bow-Wow Affair (1965) ... Ursula Alice Baldwin
 1965 Guns of Diablo
Maria Macklin
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Tina Khaskova
- Pas De Deux (1965) ... Tina Khaskova
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Melinda
- Money Is for Burning (1965) ... Melinda
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Sue Murray
- The Sparrows (1965) ... Sue Murray
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Susan Andrews
 1964 Your Cheatin' Heart
Audrey Williams
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Debbie Adams
- Apartment in Rome (1964) ... Debbie Adams
 1964 Looking for Love
Jan McNair
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Rebecca Fairhaven
- One Hundred Bibles (1964) ... Rebecca Fairhaven
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Anna Leverton
- The Hidden Fury (1964) ... Anna Leverton
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Maria
- The Day of the Reckoning (1964) ... Maria
 1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
The Prisoner
- Prisoner of Love (1964) ... The Prisoner
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Janet Fielding
- Who Killed the Kind Doctor? (1963) ... Janet Fielding
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Sarah Styles
- No Score (1963) ... Sarah Styles
 1963 The Caretakers
Nurse Cathy Clark
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Kristine Seaver
- Your Fortune for a Penny (1963) ... Kristine Seaver
 1961-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Willow / Claire / Chris / ...
- Fifty Miles from Home (1963) ... Willow
- Between Hello and Goodbye (1962) ... Claire / Chris
- Welcome to Amity (1961) ... Joan Maslow
 1961-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Ann Williams / Carla Wycoff
- Somebody's Waiting (1961) ... Carla Wycoff
 1957-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lily Legend / Cathy Eckhart / Margaret Hamilton / ...
- The Lily Legend Story (1963) ... Lily Legend
- The Cathy Eckhart Story (1960) ... Cathy Eckhart
- The Maggie Hamilton Story (1960) ... Margaret Hamilton
- The Emily Rossiter Story (1957) ... Judy Rossiter
 1961-1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Judy Hall / Laurie Evans
- Incident at Spider Rock (1963) ... Judy Hall
- Incident of His Brother's Keeper (1961) ... Laurie Evans
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Annabel Delaney
- Annabel (1962) ... Annabel Delaney
 1961-1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Hope Anthony / Gloria Kenyon
- So Beats My Plastic Heart (1962) ... Hope Anthony
- The Thrill Seeker (1961) ... Gloria Kenyon
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Kitty Bester
- Cost of Living: Howard Judlow (1962) ... Kitty Bester
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Jean Lavelle
- Shadows in the Dust (1962) ... Jean Lavelle
 1961 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Lori
- Rick, the Milkman (1961) ... Lori
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Prudence Brown / Maggie Thornhill / Nora Evans
- The Reluctant Hero (1961) ... Prudence Brown
- Hill of Ghosts (1961) ... Maggie Thornhill
- Whip-Fight! (1960) ... Nora Evans
 1961 The Two Mrs. Carrolls (TV Movie)
Sally Carroll
 1960-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Hannah Smith / Susan Pittman
- Image of a Drawn Sword (1961) ... Hannah Smith
- Knife of Hate (1960) ... Susan Pittman
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Jessica Manson
- A Memory of Crying (1961) ... Jessica Manson
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Rachel
- The Gun (1961) ... Rachel
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Carol Dane
- The Heiress (1961) ... Carol Dane
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Cecilia
- No Enemy (1961) ... Cecilia
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Laura West
- Stormy Weather (1961) ... Laura West
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Rose 'Roxie' Plummer
- The Organization (1961) ... Rose 'Roxie' Plummer
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Edith Landers
- Choose a Victim (1961) ... Edith Landers
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Tracy Lane
- No One (1960) ... Tracy Lane
 1960 BUtterfield 8
Norma
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Julie Desmond
- The Deadly Breed (1960) ... Julie Desmond
 1960 Wrangler (TV Series)
Helen McQueen
- Incident at the Bar M (1960) ... Helen McQueen
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Bess Wilson
- The Pariah (1960) ... Bess Wilson
 1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Teenya
- People Are Alike All Over (1960) ... Teenya
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Judy
- The Blue Goose (1960) ... Judy
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Valerie Ferguson / Ellie / Louise Grant
- A Dream of Treason (1960) ... Valerie Ferguson
- A Trip to Paradise (1959) ... Ellie
- The Thundering Wave (1957) ... Louise Grant
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Leta Malvet
- The Outcast (1960) ... Leta Malvet
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Bernice Davis
- The Long House on Avenue A (1959) ... Bernice Davis
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story
Dorissa Dinell
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Lori
- Run to the City (1959) ... Lori
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Barbara Ames
- Murder in Hi-Fi (1959) ... Barbara Ames
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Cathy Burnell
- Millionaire Phillip Burnell (1959) ... Cathy Burnell
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Rebecca Ford
- Blind Alley (1959) ... Rebecca Ford
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Monkey Ride (1959)
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Ilsa
- The Last Room (1959) ... Ilsa
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- End of the Rope (1958)
- Button, Button (1958)
- End of the Robe (1958)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Rosemary Russell
- The Woman Turned to Salt (1958) ... Rosemary Russell
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Milly
- Country Cousin (1958) ... Milly
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Pamela
- The Woman at High Hollow (1958) ... Pamela
 1957 The Green-Eyed Blonde
Phyllis 'Greeneyes'
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Pat Farley
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Connie Willis
- 9:30 Action (1957) ... Connie Willis
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Maria
- The Bottle Imp (1957) ... Maria
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Kay
- So Short a Season (1957) ... Kay
 1956 Camera Three (TV Series)
Dewey Dell
- As I Lay Dying (1956) ... Dewey Dell
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Flora
- A Day Before Battle (1956) ... Flora
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Prizewinner (1955)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Abigail Torpen"; Broadway debut) in "Small War on Murray Hill" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Directed by Garson Kanin. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 3 Jan 1957-12 Jan 1957 (12 performances). Cast: Jonelle Allen (as "Daisy"), Bill ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I want to be the best actress I can. But most of all, I want to be myself. See more »

Trivia:

Her memoir "Odyssey" detailed her journeys as a pilot. She once survived the crash of her own Piper Cub plane in 1966. See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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