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Susan Anton

Biography

But not quite achieving the high-profile of various other ‘70s beauties such as for example Cheryl Tiegs or Farrah Fawcett, Susan Anton were able to find success in a number of different regions of entertainment. Delivered on Oct 10, 1950, Anton grew up with an apple ranch in Oak Glenn, California, where she shown a pastime and skill for music young. On the dare from a sweetheart, she begun to enter beauty pageants whilst in senior high school and was effective enough to stay encouraged, eventually resulting in her getting crowned Miss California in 1969 and getting second runner-up to Miss America the next season. Scuttling her programs to study kid psychology, Anton going to Pasadena, where she spent many years in dead-end careers as she pursued a profession in entertainment. Her break emerged when she assumed the part of Muriel Cigar Lady from vocalist Edie Adams, bringing in national attention on her behalf commercial looks which resulted in television guest places and the chance to displace Candice Bergen within the Tony-nominated Hurleyburley. She was presented with the opportunity to sponsor her own tv range series, Presenting Susan Anton, in the past due ‘70s and made an appearance in several movies, especially Goldengirl, with her playing the name character. It had been just a matter of your time before she got a record offer and, when she do, she were able to score popular the very first time out, performing a duet with Fred Knoblock on “Getting rid of Period,” which strike the very best Ten on the united states graphs and crossed to become a Best 40 pop strike. Although Anton wouldn’t normally maintain such an even of recognition within the next 2 decades, she continuing to stay occupied and released One Night time, a live assortment of well-known, rock and roll, pop, and blues tunes, in 2000 to solid evaluations.

Quick Facts


Full Name Susan Anton
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Model, Singer, Radio personality
Education San Bernardino Valley College, Yucaipa High School
Nationality American
Spouse Jeff Lester, Jack Stein
Parents Wallace Anton
Music Songs Killin' Time, Already Home, Highgate Shuffle, For My Wedding, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, All the Time in the World, The Color of Roses, Twenty Nine Ways, Dreaming My Dreams, Things We've Handed Down, Dreaming With You, Forever Young, Since I Fell for You, In My Life, True Love, What It Takes, Time Will Tell
Albums One Night
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Movies The Great American Beauty Contest, Goldengirl, Spring Fever, Cannonball Run II, The Boy Who Loved Trolls, Making Mr. Right, Lena's Holiday, New Jersey Turnpikes, Playing with Fire, Options
TV Shows Presenting Susan Anton, Mel and Susan Together


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  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
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  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada. [August 2009]
2 Her hobby is golf.
3 At age 19, she appeared on the game show Password All-Stars (1961), but did not win the game.
4 Was a contestant in the Miss America contest in 1969 and was 2nd runner-up.
5 A 1970s blonde-maned dazzler in the Farrah Fawcett tradition best known for her role as "Susan Williams" in the television series Stop Susan Williams (1979) and her musical show Presenting Susan Anton (1979), a recurring role on the television series Baywatch (1989) and several television movies.
6 Made the tabloid news in the early 1980s, when she ignited a romantic relationship with a then-married Sylvester Stallone. In the early 1990s, Anton was seeing British film star Dudley Moore, with much ado about their difference in height -- he was 5' 2-1/2" and she was 5' 11".
7 Has headlined at Manhattan's Rainbow & Stars cabaret room.
8 Voted "Miss Murial" in the 1970s. Viewers selected her from two other ladies as the new spokesperson for Murial cigars
9 Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1979" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 31. [1979]
10 Miss California 1969


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens 2016 TV Movie Betty (Gambler)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 TV Series Jenny Coswold
Playing with Fire 2008 Sandra Newell
Whistlin' Dixie 2004 Short Dixie Dawson
New Jersey Turnpikes 1999
City Guys 1997 TV Series Mrs. Anderson
Baywatch 1992-1994 TV Series Jackie Quinn
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series Susan Anton
Civil Wars 1993 TV Series Cassie Strait
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 TV Series Susan Anton
Dangerous Curves 1992 TV Series Ellen Tarbuck
Blossom 1991 TV Series Suzy
Lena's Holiday 1991 Sara
Out of This World 1990 TV Series Sandy Martin
Quantum Leap 1990 TV Series Helen Le Baron
Night Court 1990 TV Series Margo Hunter
The Famous Teddy Z 1989 TV Series Esther Luna
Murder, She Wrote 1986-1989 TV Series Celia James / Christine Clifford
Options 1989 Princess Nicole (in telefilm epilogue)
My Secret Identity 1988 TV Series Susan Anderson
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1988 TV Series Diane Lewis
Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge 1987 TV Movie
Hotel 1987 TV Series Linda Davis
Making Mr. Right 1987 Soap Opera Actress (uncredited)
Hardesty House 1986 TV Movie Charlotte Montgomery
The New Mike Hammer 1984 TV Series Noelle Roberts
The Boy Who Loved Trolls 1984 TV Movie Kalotte
Cannonball Run II 1984 Jill, Lamborghini Babe
The Love Boat 1983 TV Series Leslie Webb
Spring Fever 1982 Stevie Castle
The Girl Who Saved the World 1979 TV Movie Susan Williams
Goldengirl 1979 Goldine Serafin
Stop Susan Williams 1979 TV Series Susan Williams
Switch 1977 TV Series Marcy
Hunter 1977 TV Series Cissy
Wizards 1977 Princess Elinore / The Balladeer (singing voice, uncredited)
Police Story 1976 TV Series Party Girl #2
Serpico 1976 TV Series Model
The Great American Beauty Contest 1973 TV Movie Betty Sue Allen - Last Year's Queen

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baywatch 1992-1994 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special performer: "Papa, Wont You Dance with Me?", "Do-Re-Mi", "It Takes a Moment"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special performer: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "A Little Girl from Little Rock", "I've Got Your Number", "Memory"
Spring Fever 1982 performer: "Easy Lover"
Goldengirl 1979 performer: "Slow Down I'll Find You"
Wizards 1977 performer: "Only Time Will Tell"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speed of Life 2008 Short executive producer
The Last Real Cowboys 2000 Short executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wizards 1977 singing voice: Jesse Welles - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America 2009 Documentary Herself
Queer Eye 2006 TV Series Herself
CMT: Greatest Miss America Moments 2006 TV Special Herself
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow 2005 Documentary Herself
Ask Rita 2003 TV Series Herself
TVography: Suzanne Somers - Mastering Success 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Christmas with the Stars 2001 TV Movie Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Pizza Hut Celebraty 1997 Short Herself
The Magic of Christmas 1995 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Maury 1993 TV Series Herself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Herself
Circus of the Stars #16 1991 TV Special documentary Herself
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Herself
Up All Night 1991 TV Series Herself
The Home Show 1989 TV Series Herself - Co-Hostess
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1987 TV Series Herself
Mr. Belvedere 1987 TV Series Herself
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter & Performer
Super Password 1986 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter & Performer
Plácido Domingo: Stepping Out with the Ladies 1985 TV Special Herself
This Is Your Life 1984 TV Series Herself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1983 TV Series Herself
2 on the Town 1983 TV Series Herself
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
Suzanne Somers... And 10,000 G.I.'s 1983 TV Movie Herself
Battle of the Beat 1983 TV Movie Herself
That's TV 1982 TV Movie Herself
The Shape of Things 1982 TV Series Herself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Herself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself
The American Music Awards 1982 TV Special Herself
Christmas in Hawaii 1981 TV Movie Herself
Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's Sixtieth Year 1981 TV Special Herself
The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane 1981 TV Special Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1978-1981 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1981 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards 1981 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Midnight Special 1980 TV Series Herself
The Tim Conway Show 1980 TV Series Herself
The American Movie Awards 1980 TV Special Herself - Performer
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Herself
Presenting Susan Anton 1979 TV Series Herself - Hostess
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1976-1979 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1979 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Making of 'Golden Girl' 1979 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1978 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Mel & Susan Together 1978 TV Series Herself - Co-Hostess
The Redd Foxx Special 1978 TV Special Herself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Herself
The 1978 Cerebral Palsy Telethon Benefit 1978 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Alan Hamel Show 1978 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles 2005 Video Herself
Baywatch 1996 TV Series Jackie Quinn
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1981 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Cannonball Run II (1984)
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female Goldengirl (1979)


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#Trademark
1 Statuesque, model-like figure
2 Platinum blonde hair
3 Deep husky voice

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