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Susan Peters

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She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Celebrity for her function in the 1942 film Random Harvest. She began dealing with MGM Studios straight out of senior high school, reading lines with auditioning stars. She was paralyzed in the waist down because of a duck hunting incident in 1945. She wedded acting professional Richard Quine in 1943. She co-starred in Random Harvest with Ronald Colman.

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Full Name Susan Peters
Date Of Birth July 3, 1921
Place Of Birth Spokane, WA
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Koen Croon
Children Timothy Richard Quine
Parents Robert Carnahan
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies The Sign of the Ram, Keep Your Powder Dry, Song of Russia, Young Ideas, Assignment in Brittany, Tish, Andy Hardy's Double Life, Random Harvest, Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant, The Big Shot, Three Sons o' Guns, Scattergood Pulls the Strings
TV Shows Miss Susan
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Her 1946 baby shower was hosted by Laraine Day.
2Her funeral was attended by Robert Taylor, Ronald Colman, Zasu Pitts, Van Heflin, James Stewart, Laraine Day, Lana Turner, Mickey Rooney, Joan Crawford, Gene Kelly, George Murphy and Greer Garson (all of whom she worked with during her time at MGM Studios).
3Married actor Richard Quine at the Westwood Community Church in Los Angeles in November of 1943. Cesar Romero was Quine's "best man".
4Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
5Raised in Los Angeles, she attended various schools such as Flintridge, Sacred Heart and La Rue School for Girls.
6Initially was interested in becoming a doctor or pursuing a career involving her favorite subjects, chemistry and biology.
7Following her hunting accident Susan learned how to drive a car with the use of hand controls.
8In early 1952, the wheelchair-bound actress became engaged to Army Colonel Robert Clark but their plans to marry were called off, prompted by her failing health.
9She and her husband, Richard Quine, adopted on April 17, 1946 a son they named Timothy Richard Quine (aka Richard Quine.
10In 2001, a play was produced at the Homegrown Theatre on Broadway entitled "Random Harvest," the story of a playwright who obsesses over two tragic figures who have entered his life. One is Susan Peters. Random Harvest (1942) was Susan's Academy Award nominated movie that was made back in 1942.
11She was paralyzed in a hunting accident on January 1, 1945.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martinsville, U.S.A.1951TV SeriesSusan Martin (1951)
The Sign of the Ram1948Leah St. Aubyn
Keep Your Powder Dry1945Ann Darrison
Song of Russia1944Nadya Stepanova
Young Ideas1943Susan Evans
Assignment in Brittany1943Anne Pinot
Personalities1942Short uncredited
Random Harvest1942Kitty
Andy Hardy's Double Life1942Sue
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant1942Mrs. Howard Allwinn Young
Tish1942Cora Edwards Bowzer
The Big Shot1942Ruth Carter
Three Sons o' Guns1941Mary Tyler
Sockaroo1941Short as Suzanne Carnahan
Scattergood Pulls the Strings1941Ruth Savage
Here Comes Happiness1941Miss Brown (uncredited)
Meet John Doe1941Autograph Hound (uncredited)
The Strawberry Blonde1941Girl (uncredited)
Santa Fe Trail1940Charlotte (as Suzanne Carnahan)
Money and the Woman1940Depositor (uncredited)
Young America Flies1940ShortOne of Jack's Girlfriends (uncredited)
The Man Who Talked Too Much1940Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted, as Suzanne Carnahan)
Susan and God1940Party Guest (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Song of Russia1944performer: "Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23" 1875

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1601 Vine Street.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1943OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleRandom Harvest (1942)


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#Quote
1I made a deal with myself that after three years, if I hadn't made good, I'd become a stenographer, a secretary, or try some other profession...Hollywood is no place for a girl who doesn't make good.
2The best thing that ever happened to me was being a failure during my first two years on the screen. That gave me a sense of proportion and balance. Once or twice, I was almost a success, but not quite. Naturally, I was terribly hurt at the time. But I came to realize that there isn't much difference between success and failure. Opportunity has a lot to do with it.
3I do not believe that I shall ever be able to walk. It would the most wonderful gift God and life could give, but I do not expect it. I think invalids make a terrible mistake building their lives around a hope which doctors tell them cannot be realized except by a miracle. If you keep waiting for that miracle to happen in the future, how can you possibly adjust your life around your handicap? -- SR, in a 1947 magazine article


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