Susan Peters (I) (1921–1952)


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War-era MGM had a lovely, luminous star in the making with Susan Peters. She possessed a creative talent and innate sensitivity that would surely have reigned as a leading Hollywood player for years to come had not a tragic and cruel twist of fate taken everything away from her. She was born Suzanne Carnahan in Spokane, Washington on July 3, 1921, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

(1942)
The Sign of the Ram Leah St. Aubyn
(1948)
The Big Shot Ruth Carter
(1942)
Young Ideas Susan Evans
(1943)

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 1951 Martinsville, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Susan Martin
- Episode dated 28 December 1951 (1951) ... Susan Martin
- Episode dated 12 March 1951 (1951) ... Susan Martin
 1948 The Sign of the Ram
Leah St. Aubyn
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Ann Darrison
 1944 Song of Russia
Nadya Stepanova
 1943 Young Ideas
Susan Evans
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Anne Pinot
 1942 Personalities (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Random Harvest
Kitty
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Mrs. Howard Allwinn Young
 1942 Tish
Cora Edwards Bowzer
 1942 The Big Shot
Ruth Carter
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Mary Tyler
 1941 Sockaroo (Short) (as Suzanne Carnahan)
 1941 Scattergood Pulls the Strings
Ruth Savage
 1941 Here Comes Happiness
Miss Brown (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe
Autograph Hound (uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Charlotte (as Suzanne Carnahan)
 1940 Always a Bride
Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Money and the Woman
Depositor (uncredited)
 1940 Young America Flies (Short)
One of Jack's Girlfriends (uncredited)
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted, as Suzanne Carnahan)
 1940 Susan and God
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Elizabeth Barret Browning") in a US tour of "The Barretts of Wimpole Street". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Suzanne Carnahan

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

The best thing that ever happened to me was being a failure during my first two years on the screen. That gave me a sense of proportion and balance. Once or twice, I was almost a success, but not quite. Naturally, I was terribly hurt at the time. But I came to realize that there isn't much difference between success and failure. Opportunity has a lot to do with it. See more »

Trivia:

Her television series, Martinsville, U.S.A. (1951), was the first to feature a disabled character as the lead, and was very ahead of its time in the casting of a disabled actor to play a disabled character. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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