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Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers' return to network television as Carol Foster on Step By Step earned her a 1992 People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New Series. She rose to stardom in the '70s with her portrayal of Chrissy Snow on the top-rated comedy Three's Company. After leaving the series, she went on to become an accomplished nightclub performer, a best-selling author, and lecturer on behalf of children of alcoholics. In addition to Three's Company, Somers' television credits include the telefilm Keeping Secrets, the syndicated series She's the Sheriff, the mini-series Hollywood Wives, the cult telefilm Zuma Beach, and the specials A Star-Spangled Celebration, The Suzanne Somers Show and Suzanne Somers and 10,000 GI's. She also hosted The Late Show on FOX in 1987, ABC's Into the Night in 1991 and her own daytime talk show, The Suzanne Somers Show. Somers recently completed filming Devil's Food, a made-for-television-movie for Lifetime. Her film credits include American Graffiti (she was the unforgettable blond in the white T-bird), Happily Ever After, Nothing Personal, Sky Hei, Yesterday's Hero and Serial Mom. In 1981, Somers headlined her own nightclub act at the Las Vegas Hilton, showcasing her singing and dancing talents. She continues to entertain regularly at Ceasar's Place in Las Vegas as well as venues in Lake Tahoe and Laughlin, Nevada. She was named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year in 1986. Somers is also the author of Touch Me, a volume of poems now in its third printing; the best-selling autobiography, Keeping Secrets, which details her life growing up with an alcoholic father; and most recently, "Wednesday's Children: Adult Survivors of Abuse Speak Out," in which a wide range of celebrities reveal their personal stories of abuse and subsequent triumphs over adversity.

Aside from acting and writing, Somers also devotes her energy to the Suzanne Somers Institute for the Effects of Addictions on the Family, for which she is founder and director. In conjunction with this, she has lectured extensively throughout the country, and in 1991, she testified before a U.S. Senate Committee on the subject. Somers has been chairperson for the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics and has received numerous awards including a Humanitarian Award from the National Council on Alcoholism, Mother of the Year Award, and the President's Award from the National Association of American Drug Counselors. Somers is married to her manager, Alan Hamel, with whom she oversees a plethora of ancillary businesses that manufacture the Thigh Master, Butt Master and an apparel line. Somers has also released a health-and-fitness video package containing Eat Great, Lose Weight and Think Great, Look Great.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Suzanne Somers Facts

Birth NameSuzanne Mahoney
BirthdayOctober 16, 1946 (75)
BirthplaceSan Bruno, California, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Suzanne Somers compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Three's Company: The Complete Series
American Graffiti
Serial Mom
Nothing Personal
Say It Isn't So
American Graffiti / More American Graffitti
How To Live Forever
Hell Comes to Frogtown
Universal 100th Anniversary Collection
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