Susan Clark

Actor, Producer
This tall, light-haired Canadian actress rose to prominence portraying two seminal female figures in TV-movie biographies in the mid-1970s. Clark won an Emmy as athlete Babe Didrickson Zaharias in a "Babe" (CBS, 1975) ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1940 in Sarnia, Ontario, CA


Actor (41)

Emily of New Moon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Butterbox Babies 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Will You Marry Me? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)


Webster 1983 - 1989 (TV Show)


The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 (Movie)


Maid in America 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


Sherlock Holmes 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)


Double Negative 1981 (Movie)

Paula West (Actor)

Nobody's Perfekt 1981 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Porky's 1981 (Movie)

Cherry Forever (Actor)

The Choice 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)


City on Fire 1979 (Movie)

Diana Brockhurst-Lautrec (Actor)

Murder By Decree 1979 (Movie)

Mary Kelly (Actor)

Real Life 1979 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Promises in the Dark 1978 (Movie)

Fran Koenig (Actor)

Babe 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


McNaughton's Daughter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


Night Moves 1975 (Movie)

Ellen Moseby (Actor)

The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 (Movie)

Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale (Actor)

Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

Mrs Petroni (Actor)

Trapped 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)


The Midnight Man 1973 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Showdown 1972 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

The Astronaut 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)


Skin Game 1971 (Movie)

Ginger (Actor)

Valdez Is Coming 1971 (Movie)

Gay Erin (Actor)

Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970 (Movie)

Cleo (Actor)

Skullduggery 1970 (Movie)

Sybil (Actor)

The Challengers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)


Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 (Movie)

Elizabeth Arnold (Actor)

The Body Beneath 1969 (Movie)


Coogan's Bluff 1968 (Movie)

Julie Roth (Actor)

Madigan 1968 (Movie)

Tricia Bently (Actor)

Banning 1967 (Movie)

Cynthia Linus (Actor)

Amelia Earhart (TV Show)


Jimmy B. & Andre (TV Show)


Something For a Lonely Man (TV Show)

Producer (1)

Word of Honor (TV Show)

Executive Producer


This tall, light-haired Canadian actress rose to prominence portraying two seminal female figures in TV-movie biographies in the mid-1970s. Clark won an Emmy as athlete Babe Didrickson Zaharias in a "Babe" (CBS, 1975) and earned praise and an Emmy nomination as aviation pioneer "Amelia Earhart" (NBC, 1976). Since the early 80s, Clark has often worked in tandem with her husband, former football star Alex Karras. The couple formed Georgian Bay Productions and went on to star alongside child actor Emmanuel Lewis in "Webster" (ABC, 1983-87, syndicated 1987-88). Clark played a socialite/consumer advocate/psychologist who becomes the adoptive mother of a young African American.

Clark studied acting in her native Canada and then at RADA in London, where she made her stage debut. Her film debut was in a decidedly supporting role in the soapy "Banning" (1967), but it earned her a contract at Universal. The actress subsequently played a married woman having an affair with Henry Fonda in "Madigan" (1968), a social worker who was the object of Clint Eastwood's lusting eyes in "Coogan's Bluff" (1968), an upper-crust physician working on the reservation in "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" (1970), and Mrs. Patroni, wife of Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) and a passenger on a flight being flown by stewardess Karen Black, in "Airport '75" (1974). In 1982, she returned to Canada to do an uproarious comic turn in Bob Clark's "Porky's", as a woman-for-hire who pretends she will sleep with a gaggle of teenaged boys who turns out to be part of a broader practical joke.

The small screen had proved to be a more enduring medium for Clark. She broke into American TV in 1967 on an episode of NBC's "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre". As part of her Universal contract, she was frequently seen in the early 70s as a guest on studio-produced series, such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.". "Columbo" and "The Bold Ones", and movies, like "Something for a Lonely Man" (NBC). But it took her turns in "Babe" and "Amelia Earhart" to solidify her small screen stardom. She and Karras produced and starred in a handful of TV-movies, including "Jimmy B. and Andre" (CBS, 1980), a proto-"Webster" drama about a black youth taken in by a Caucasian man, and the romantic comedy "Maid in America" (CBS, 1982), with Karras as the hired help of busy lawyer Clark.

After "Webster" went off the air, Clark was less active for several years, but returned in full force in 1994, playing the mother of a young married woman lost in the snow in "Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story" (CBS) and co-starring in "Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story" (NBC) about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. She also had a starring role as an obstetrician in the Canadian-produced "Butterbox Babies" (shown in the USA on A&E, 1996). That same year, Clark attempted a return to series TV making the ABC pilot "Toe Tags", about life in a morgue.


George Raymond Golding


Eleanor Almond McNaughton


Robert L Joseph Screenplay


Alex Karras Actor

Met on set of CBS movie "Babe" (1975); co-starred as husband and wife Married May 21, 1980 until his death Oct. 10, 2012

Katie Karras

born on January 31, 1980 father, Alex Karra


Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Children's Players

Toronto , Ontario 1956 - 1959



Acted on stage in Los Angeles in "Appearances to the Contrary"


Returned to TV-movies in "Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story" and "Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story"


With her husband Alex Karras, co-starred in the ABC sitcom "Webster"


Made producing debut, "Jimmy B and Andre" (CBS)


Starred in TV-movie "Amelia Earhart"


Had breakthough role in TV biopic, "Babe"


Made TV-movie debut, "Something for a Lonely Man"


Film acting debut in "Banning"


Made American TV debut in episode of "Bob Hope's Chrysler Theatre"

Signed to a contract by Universal


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