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Susan Powter

"Stop The Insanity" Infomercial brought Susan Powter to national and International fame. Doing an unprecedented $18,000,000 in sales the very first week. The infomercial series went on to achieve an average of 15,000 units a week sold for each week it was on the air. Fingerhut subsidiary "USA Direct" was the producer, manufacturer and syndication ... See full bio »

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Diagnosis Murder Janet Block
Women of the House Representative Kirby Seizmore


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 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
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- Murder by the Book (1996) ... Janet Block
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
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- Dear Diary (1995) ... Representative Kirby Seizmore
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author of "Stop the Insanity!" (1993, Simon & Schuster)


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Lincoln Apeland  (divorced) | See more »

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"Stop the Insanity" personal battle cry of Susan Powter became the brand name of her history making Infomercial and Best Selling Book.


Twice married, Powter described herself to Curve magazine in 2004 as a "radical feminist lesbian woman.". See more »


Her diet catch phrase, "Stop the insanity!" See more »

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