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SUSAN BLAKELY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Susan Blakely was born on September 7th, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany.  Her father, Colonel Lawrence Blakely served in the United States Army so growing up she lived in numerous places due to his type of work.  After she completed high school she earned her college degree from the University of Texas and then relocated to New York City where she found work as a model being represented by Ford Agency.  She also enrolled part time at the Neighborhood Playhouse and began to study acting.
 
It did not take long for Blakely to decide to relocate to Los Angeles, California and try and pursue a career as an actress.  She first found work in a number of films getting small roles such as in, “Savages” (1972), and “The Way We Were” (1973).
 
Her break through role was in the film, “The Towering Inferno” (1974) and then she earned her first Golden Globe as well as an Emmy nomination for her role in the television series, “Rich Man, Poor Man” (1976).  Blakely had now finally began to make a name for herself in Hollywood and she began to be the focus of a number of television movie roles such as in, “The Bunker” (1981), “Will There Really Be a Morning?” (1983), “The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story” (1986) and “Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders” (1994).
 
She continues to work in the industry in films, television and even working as a stage actress.  Blakely then also decided to start her own jewelry line.  She has married twice throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Todd Merer in 1969 then after that marriage ended in divorce she married, Steve Jaffe in 1982 and they remain together today and reside in Beverly Hills, California.
 

Filmography
 
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 
2009-2011 Southland
2011 III Pride
2010 Men of a Certain Age
2010 Brothers & Sisters
2010 The Genesis Code  
2009 To Comfort You
2008 Worst Week
2008 Mating Dance
2008 Two and a Half Men  
2008 Grizzly Park  
2008 Murder 101: New Age
2007 Nip/Tuck  
2007 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
2007 Side Order of Life  
2006 Cold Case  
2005 The Perfect Neighbor 
2005 Hate Crime  
2004 L.A. Twister
2004 She Spies  
2002 Hungry Hearts  
2001 Strong Medicine  
2001 Baywatch  
2001 Crash Point Zero  
2001 A Mother's Testimony
2000 Her Married Lover
1995-2000 Diagnosis Murder  
2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul 
2000 Chain of Command 
2000 The Perfect Nanny 
1999 Twice in a Lifetime  
1999 Gut Feeling
1998 7th Heaven 
1998 Race Against Fear
1996 Color Me Perfect 
1996 Co-ed Call Girl 
1995 Step by Step 
1994 Seven Sundays
1994 The George Carlin Show  
1994 Under Suspicion  
1989-1994 Murder, She Wrote
1994 Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders 
1994 Walker, Texas Ranger  
1993 No Child of Mine 
1992 Intruders 
1992 Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore
1992 Russian Holiday
1991 Wildflower
1991 Blackmail 
1991 Eddie Dodd  
1991 And the Sea Will Tell 
1990 Murder Times Seven 
1990 Lifestories
1990 Dead Reckoning 
1990 Falcon Crest  
1990 The Incident 
1990 Out of Sight, Out of Mind 
1989 My Mom's a Werewolf  
1989 ABC Afterschool Specials 
1989 Dream a Little Dream 
1989 Dad's a Dog 
1988 In the Heat of the Night  
1988 Ladykillers
1988 Hiroshima Maiden
1988 Hallmark Hall of Fame  
1988 Jake and the Fatman
1988 Broken Angel
1987 Father Dowling Mysteries
1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery
1987 The Survivalist
1985-1987 Hotel  
1987 The Twilight Zone 
1987 Over the Top
1986 The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story 
1986 Annihilator 
1986 Blood & Orchids 
1985 The Love Boat  
1985 Stingray 
1985 International Airport 
1985 Finder of Lost Loves 
1984 The Hitchhiker  
1983 Will There Really Be a Morning?
1981 The Bunker 
1981 The Oklahoma City Dolls
1980 A Cry for Love 
1980 Make Me an Offer 
1979 The Concorde... Airport '79
1979 Dreamer
1977 Secrets
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II 
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man 
1975 Capone  
1975 Shampoo  
1975 Report to the Commissioner
1974 The Towering Inferno  
1974 The Lord's of Flatbush 
1973 The Way We Were
1972 Savages





Matinee Classics - Rich Man, Poor Man starring Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Edward Asner, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Reed, Gloria Grahame, Kim Darby, Bill Bixby, Fionnula Flanagan,Tim McIntire, Ray Milland, Lawrence Pressman, Talia Shire, Craig Stevens, Norman Fell, Lynda Day George, George Maharis, Murray Hamilton, Van Johnson, Dorothy Malone, Andrew Duggan, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Kay Lenz, Leigh McCloskey, Gavan O'Herlihy, Josette Banzet, William Smith, Dick Sargent, Dennis Dugan and
Matinee Classics - Rich Man, Poor Man starring Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Edward Asner, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Reed, Gloria Grahame, Kim Darby, Bill Bixby, Fionnula Flanagan,Tim McIntire, Ray Milland, Lawrence Pressman, Talia Shire, Craig Stevens, Norman Fell, Lynda Day George, George Maharis, Murray Hamilton, Van Johnson, Dorothy Malone, Andrew Duggan, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Kay Lenz, Leigh McCloskey, Gavan O'Herlihy, Josette Banzet, William Smith, Dick Sargent, Dennis Dugan and


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