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Jacqueline Susann (1918–1974)

Jacqueline Susann was an extraordinarily successful writer who turned her dynamic charm, chutzpah, and personality into a formidable marketing machine. Despite a less than spectacular career as an actress, singer, and playwright, she never lost confidence in herself. Blessed with sensual looks and unbounded confidence, Susann went from unknown to ... See full bio »

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Valley of the Dolls
Valley of the Dolls First Reporter
Open Door
Open Door Herself
The Match Game
The Match Game Team Captain


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (7 credits)
 1971 The Love Machine
Newscaster (uncredited)
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Clare Bowman
- The Crime That Wasn't (1971) ... Clare Bowman
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
First Reporter
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
- One Day's Pay (1954)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
The Interviewer
- Confessions of a Nervous Man (1953) ... The Interviewer
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
 1948-1950 The Morey Amsterdam Show (TV Series)
Lola the Cigarette Girl / Lola the Hatcheck Girl / Lola the hatcheck girl / ...
- Episode dated 12 November 1950 (1950) ... Lola the Hatcheck Girl
- Episode #3.2 (1950) ... Lola the hatcheck girl
- Episode #2.12 (1949) ... Lola the Hatcheck Girl
- Episode #2.1 (1949) ... Jackie the Cigarette Girl
- Episode #1.13 (1949) ... Lola the Cigarette Girl
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Lovely Me. Comedy. Written by Jacqueline Susann [final Broadway credit]. Music by Arthur Siegel and Jeff Bailey. Directed by Jessie Royce Landis. Adelphi Theatre: (moved to The Coronet Theatre from 6 Jan 1947 to close): 25 Dec 1946- 25 Jan 1947 (37 performances). Cast: Joyce Allan, Mischa Auer (as "Stanislaus Stanislavsky"), ... See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Way back then, they didn't think [William Shakespeare] was a good writer. He was the soap opera king of his day. See more »


Was so disappointed by the movie Valley of the Dolls (1967), an adaptation of her best-selling book of the same name, that she referred to it as a "piece of shit". See more »



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