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SUZANNE SOMERS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Suzanne Somers was born on October 16th, 1946 in San Bruno, California with the birth name Suzanne Marie Mahoney.  She was the third child of four born to parents, Frank and Marion Mahoney. She was raised in a troubled household by an alcoholic abusive father, however, she excelled in the arts in school and developed an interest in acting from an early age.
 
After high school, she went on to study music at college, but only six months into earning her degree, she dropped out after becoming pregnant.  She gave birth to Bruce Somers in 1965 and was married to his father Bruce for only a short time before having an affair with her drama teacher.  The marriage came to an end and to support herself, Somers began finding work as a model.
 
She later found work as a prize model on a game show and again became involved in another relationship with the game show host, Alan Hamel.  She later became pregnant again, but underwent an abortion.  Her personal life was highly troubled and she underwent counseling to help her overcome her troubled childhood.  She married Hamel in 1977 and they remain together today, but have no children.
 
Other acting roles she added to her resume early on in her career in the Steve McQueen classic "Bullitt" (1968) and then were appearances on, "Lotsa Luck", "The Rockford Files" and "The Six Million Dollar Man". 
 
Finally, Somers got her big break in acting when she auditioned for the role of Chrissy Snow on the television sitcom, "Three's Company" (1976).  Somers worked on the series for four seasons but was fired at the beginning of season five when she asked for a raise.

Somers then relocated to Las Vegas and found work as a dancer performing in various hotels and clubs.  During this same time in her life, she was also diagnosed with breast cancer, but ahs made a full recovery.  She later found some more acting work appearing on such television series as, "Step by Step" (1991) and also was chosen to host the game show, "Candid Camera" (1992).  
 
In addition to her career as an actress, Somers wrote an autobiography titled, "Keeping Secrets" in 1986 and it was alter made into a television movie.  She also authored a series of best-selling help books such as, 'Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones' and another book about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.  She is also very public about her views on alternative cancer treatments and has a couple books out expressing her thoughts.  

In 1991, Somers started the Suzanne Somers Institute for the Affects of Addiction on Families in Palm Springs, CA.  Many also recognize her as the face of the exercise equipment called 'The Thighmaster' where she has been the spokesperson for numerous infomercials.
 
Suzanne Somers has been featured in two Playboy magazine's in 1980 and 1984.  She was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2012 she began her own online talk show.  She has not returned to acting since 2001 where he latest role was a cameo appearances in the film, "Say It Isn't So".  


Filmography

2001   Say It Isn't So 

1999   The Darklings

1998   Rusty: A Dog's Tale 

1991-1998  Step by Step 

1998   No Laughing Matter 

1997   Love-Struck 

1996   Devil's Food 

1994   ABC Sneak Peek with Step by Step 

1994   Seduced by Evil 

1993   The Larry Sanders Show 

1992   Exclusive

1990   Rich Men, Single Women

1990   ABC TGIF 

1987-1989  She's the Sheriff 

1988   Totally Minnie

1985   Goodbye Charlie 

1985   Hollywood Wives 

1977-1981  Three's Company 

1980   John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind & Body 

1980   Nothing Personal 

1979   Yesterday's Hero

1979   The Ropers 

1978   Zuma Beach 

1978   Happily Ever After 

1977   The Six Million Dollar Man 

1977   Ants 

1975-1977  Starsky and Hutch 

1977   The Love Boat 

1977   Billy Jack Goes to Washington 

1976   One Day at a Time

1975   Sky Heist 

1974   The Rockford Files 

1974   Lotsa Luck

1973   Magnum Force 

1973   American Graffiti

1970   Fools 

1969   Daddy's Gone A-Hunting 

1968   Bullitt 





Matinee Classics - Three's Company starring John Ritter, Joyce Dewitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline, Audra Lindley, Norman Fell, Paul Ainsley, Don Knotts, Brad Blaisdell, Ann Wedgeworth, Jenilee Harrison, Priscilla Barnes and Jordan Charney
Matinee Classics - She's the Sheriff starring Suzanne Somers, George Wyner, Pat Carroll, Nicky Rose, Taliesin Jaffe, Lou Richards, Guich Koock and Leonard Lightfoot
Matinee Classics - She's the Sheriff starring Suzanne Somers, George Wyner, Pat Carroll, Nicky Rose, Taliesin Jaffe, Lou Richards, Guich Koock and Leonard Lightfoot


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