25 Facts About Jacqueline Susann


Jacqueline Susann was an American novelist and actress.


Jacqueline Susann Susan was born on August 20,1918, at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.


An only child, devoted to her father, Jacqueline Susann was determined to carry on the family name.


In New York, on June 2,1937, aged 18, Jacqueline Susann landed a small role in the Broadway company of The Women, the caustic comedy by Clare Boothe which had opened on December 26,1936, and would run for 657 performances.


Jacqueline Susann subsequently appeared in such Broadway shows as The Girl from Wyoming, My Fair Ladies, Blossom Time, Jackpot, and A Lady Says Yes, which starred Hollywood siren Carole Landis.


Together with a friend, actress Beatrice Cole, Jacqueline Susann wrote a play called The Temporary Mrs Smith, a comedy about a one-time movie actress whose former husbands interfere with her scheme to marry a man of wealth.


In 1970, Jacqueline Susann made a brief return to the stage when she appeared in Blanche Yurka's off-Broadway revival of Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot.


From 1948 to 1950, Jacqueline Susann appeared on The Morey Amsterdam Show, a comedy series, in which she played Lola the Cigarette Girl to Amsterdam's nightclub emcee.


Jacqueline Susann energetically promoted the product, and made personal appearances on its behalf.


Jacqueline Susann later appeared in a 1971 episode of the crime drama Mannix.


Jacqueline Susann made a cameo appearance as a reporter at the scene of Jennifer North's suicide.


Jacqueline Susann's original still packs a wallop; the sequel is a pulled punch.


Jacqueline Susann, who had loathed the film version of Valley, believed this adaptation was even worse.


Jacqueline Susann was candid about the theme of the book, stating that it was one of "mental and spiritual incest".


The book was filmed in 1975 by Guy Green as Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough, with Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, Melina Mercouri, Brenda Vaccaro, and Deborah Raffin.


Susann's works were mentioned by name in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home by Admiral James T Kirk; his first officer Spock mentions that Susann was one of the twentieth century "giants" of literature.


On December 6,1946, Jacqueline Susann gave birth to their only child, a son whom they named Guy Hildy Mansfield, "Hildy" being for cabaret singer Hildegarde, who was the boy's godmother.


Josephine became the subject of Jacqueline Susann's first published book, and was to be the subject of a sequel, Good Night, Sweet Princess, which Jacqueline Susann did not live to write.


In 1962, at the age of 44, Jacqueline Susann was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a radical mastectomy.


Jacqueline Susann is acknowledged to be the first "brand-name" novelist, a novelist who sells independent of critical attention.


Jacqueline Susann toured extensively in support of each book, making appearances at bookstores and on countless television and radio shows.


Jacqueline Susann's books were advertised on the entertainment pages of major newspapers, and Mansfield tested her book covers to see how they appeared on television.


Jacqueline Susann even served coffee and doughnuts to the truck drivers who would be delivering her books.


Jacqueline Susann lavished attention on booksellers, sending them thank you notes, and even bought copies of her book for bookstore clerks.


In 1998, Susann was played by actress Michele Lee in the television film Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story, based on Barbara Seaman's biography Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann.