The plot of this 15-minute daytime drama centered around Susan Martin, a paralyzed lawyer, and her involvement in the lives of those around her, especially the man she loves, Bill Carter, and the beloved family housekeeper, Laura.


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Credited cast:
 Susan Martin (1951)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathryn Gill ...
 Mrs. Peck (1951)
 Unknown (1951)
Gerry Lock ...
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Jon Lormer ...
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Robert McQueeney ...
 Unknown (1951)
 Unknown (1951)
Natalie Priest ...
 Unknown (1951)
Helen Ray ...
 Laura, the housekeeper (1951)
 Bill Carter (1951)


Miss Susan was a tearjerker about Susan Martin, a lawyer with a spinal cord injury, who returns to her hometown of Martinsville, Ohio. When she arrived she learned that Laura, the family housekeeper had been charged with theft. The prime story line centered around Susan's love for Bill Carter and whether it would last, due to her now being paralyzed. Susan Martin was played by Susan Peters, who had became a paraplegic in 1945. She died in 1952, a few months after the series was cancelled. Written by Rick Gray

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12 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Martinsville, U.S.A.  »

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The first TV series to tackle the day-to-day struggles of a disabled character. Star Susan Peters was a promising actress in the mid-1940s who had a contract at MGM and an Oscar nomination under her belt when she was shot in a hunting accident in 1945 and permanently paralyzed from the waist down. She spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair. See more »

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