Susan Dey

Susan Dey

  • Highest Rated: 86% Echo Park (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 26% Looker (1981)
  • Birthday: Dec 10, 1952
  • Birthplace: Pekin, Illinois, USA
  • Like her TV contemporaries Ron Howard and Valerie Bertinelli, actress Susan Dey grew up before the eyes of America. In 1970, the eighteen-year-old Dey was cast as Laurie Partridge on the popular sitcom The Partridge Family, garnering excellent reviews from critics who otherwise wrote off the series as a waste of time. As early as the 1975 TV movie Cage without a Key, Susan was struggling to break away from her goodie-goodie Partridge image. She almost succeeded with her nude love scene in the 1977 theatrical feature First Love, but audiences still preferred to see Susan in such roles as Jo March in the 1977 made-for-TV Little Women. Also in 1977, she starred in the obscure television series Loves Me, Loves me Not. In 1986, she accepted the role of no-nonsense attorney Grace Van Owen in the courtroom television drama LA Law, and in 1992, Susan was permitted to flex her comedy muscles once more as Wallace Porter in the weekly sitcom Love and War, though she grew dissatisfied with her role and left the series in 1993. Dey would continue to appear in selective projects over the coming years, specializing in Lifetime orignal movies like Deadly Love, Blue River, and Bridge of Time. Dey would also enjoy a story arc on the series Third Watch.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet L.A. Law: The Movie Grace Van Owen 2002
No Score Yet Disappearance Patty Henley 2002
No Score Yet Blue River Mrs. Sellers 1995
No Score Yet Beyond Betrayal Joanna Mathews/Emma Doyle 1994
No Score Yet Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica Roberta DeBoer 1993
No Score Yet Lies and Lullabies Producer Christina Kinsey 1993
No Score Yet Sad Inheritance Actor 1993
No Score Yet That's Adequate Southern Belle 1989
No Score Yet The Trouble with Dick Diane 1987
No Score Yet Angel in Green Actor 1987
86% Echo Park May Greer 1986
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way Beth 1984
No Score Yet Sunset Limousine Julie Preston 1983
26% Looker Cindy 1981
No Score Yet The Comeback Kid Megan Barrett 1980
No Score Yet Little Women Jo March 1978
No Score Yet First Love Caroline 1977
No Score Yet The Captive Actor 1976
No Score Yet Skyjacked Elly Brewster 1972

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Breene
  • 2004
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
Karen Hershey
  • 1999
No Score Yet Love & War
1992-1995
Wally
  • 1995
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1992
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
Grace Van Owen
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Barbara Ross
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Laurie Partridge
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970

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