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Susan Douglas Rubes (1925–2013)

As an actress, Susan Rubes has enjoyed a Broadway career where she won the Donaldson Award for best supporting actress in 1946. Breaking into American TV she played the character "Kathy" for 10 years on the daytime drama, Guiding Light (1952). Moving to Canada with her actor husband, Jan Rubes, she continued her acting career and also found time ... See full bio »

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 1999 Black and Blue (TV Movie)
Mrs. Levin (as Susan Rubes)
 1997 Due South (TV Series)
Ruth Henry
- Spy vs. Spy (1997) ... Ruth Henry (as Susan Douglas)
 1994 Boozecan
Braston's Mum
 1993 Street Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Rosenberg
- Best Interest of the Child (1993) ... Dr. Rosenberg
 1990 Max Glick (TV Series)
Bryna Glick
- Love's Labour (1990) ... Bryna Glick
 1990 The Last Best Year (TV Movie)
Mrs. Zagorski (as Susan Rubes)
 1990 The Thriller (TV Movie)
Hazel Levinson
 1989 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (TV Series)
- A Family Affair (1989)
 1988 Something About Love
 1987 Haunted by Her Past (TV Movie)
Karen's Mother
 1987 Adderly (TV Series)
- Mirror Man (1987) ... Janice
 1986 The Edison Twins (TV Series)
Dorothy Haines
- Invitation to a Mystery (1986) ... Dorothy Haines
 1982 Jen's Place
 1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Grace Fletcher
- Last Bride of Salem (1974) ... Grace Fletcher (as Susan Rubes)
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
 1971 Winter Comes Early
Mrs. Hunter
 1968 Targets
Other at the Drive-In (uncredited)
 1966 Seaway (TV Series)
Lorna Fischer
- Rx for Murder (1966) ... Lorna Fischer (as Susan Douglas)
 1963 Festival (TV Series)
- The Labyrinth (1963) ... Eunice (as Susan Douglas)
 1959-1960 R.C.M.P. (TV Series)
Jean Standing / Mabel Bullmeyer
- The Extortionist (1960) ... Jean Standing (as Susan Douglas)
- Poison Pen (1959) ... Mabel Bullmeyer (as Susan Douglas)
 1959-1960 The Unforeseen (TV Series)
- The Voice (1960) ... Doris (as Susan Douglas)
- Cabin B-13 (1959) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1959 Encounter (TV Series)
Dora Sanborn
- Wall of Fear (1959) ... Dora Sanborn (as Susan Douglas)
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Andromache (segment)
- Iliad (1955) ... Andromache (segment) (as Susan Douglas)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Something for an Empty Briefcase (1953) ... Noli (as Susan Douglas)
 1948-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Paris Feeling (1953) ... (as Susan Douglas)
- Let Me Do the Talking (1948) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1952-1953 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Kathy Roberts / Kathy Grant
- Episode dated 9 April 1953 (1953) ... Kathy Roberts (uncredited)
- Episode dated 10 July 1952 (1952) ... Kathy Grant
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Night Walk (1952) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- Last Concerto (1951) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Success Story (1951) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Narrow Corner (1951) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1951 Five
Roseanne (as Susan Douglas)
 1950 Forbidden Journey
Mary Sherritt (as Susan Douglas)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Ride the Pink Horse (1950) ... Pila (as Susan Douglas)
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Telas, the King (1950) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Zita Bradford
- The Bomber Command (1950) ... Zita Bradford (as Susan Douglas)
 1949 Theatre of Romance (TV Series)
- The M.P. and the Mouse (1949) ... (as Susan Douglas)
 1949 Lost Boundaries
Shelly Carter (as Susan Douglas)
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Suzanne Walter (as Susan Douglas)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Started on the original radio only version of the daytime serial, "The Guiding Light." She first aired as Kathy Roberts on December 27, 1950. See more »

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3 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Susan Douglas | Susan Rubes

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Was pregnant three times (in real-life) during her stint on Guiding Light. Producers choose to hide her pregnancies, rather than write them in the storyline. See more »

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