Sue Lyon

Actor
This blonde ingenue made a rocky transition to leading lady. Lyon won the controversial role of Dolores Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" ... Read more »
Born: 07/09/1946 in Davenport, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Invisible Strangler 1984 (Movie)

Miss De Long (Actor)

Alligator 1979 (Movie)

ABC Newswoman (Actor)

Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Towing 1977 (Movie)

Lynn (Actor)

End of the World 1976 (Movie)

Sylvia Boran (Actor)

Mantrap 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (09/13/71) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Crash 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Evel Knievel 1971 (Movie)

Linda Knievel (Actor)

Arsenic and Old Lace 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flim-Flam Man 1967 (Movie)

Bonnie Lee Packard (Actor)

Seven Women 1964 (Movie)

Emma Clark (Actor)

The Night of the Iguana 1964 (Movie)

Charlotte Goodall (Actor)

Lolita 1961 (Movie)

Lolita Haze (Actor)

Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This blonde ingenue made a rocky transition to leading lady. Lyon won the controversial role of Dolores Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" (1962). From the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, Kubrick's "Lolita", although a toned-down version of the story, was nonetheless one of the most notorious films of its day and Lyon rode to fame on its coattails. She played a similar role in John Huston's "Night of the Iguana" (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked alcoholic preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, and she played an innocent in John Ford's last film, "Seven Women" (1965). She continued to work in films and television throughout the 1960s and 70s.

Relationships

Cotton Adamson

Husband

Hampton Fancher

Husband
divorced

Roland Harrison

Husband
divorced

Milestones

1969

First TV-movie, "But I Don't Want to Get Married!"

1968

TV debut in the network special, "Arsenic and Old Lace"

1962

Feature debut, "Lolita"

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