Susan Oliver

Actor, TV director
Stunning blonde Susan Oliver's career as a character actress on such TV shows as "Peyton Place" and "Carter's Army" was punctuated by appearances on the stage and, surprisingly, as an aviator. She began her long career ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1932

Filmography

Actor (29)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1984 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hardly Working 1981 (Movie)

Claire Trent (Actor)

Widows' Nest 1976 (Movie)

Isabel (Actor)

Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Ginger in the Morning 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carter's Army 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

A Man Called Gannon 1969 (Movie)

Matty (Actor)

Company of Killers 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Disorderly Orderly 1963 (Movie)

Susan Andrews (Actor)

Your Cheatin' Heart 1963 (Movie)

Audrey Williams (Actor)

The Caretakers 1962 (Movie)

Cathy Clark (Actor)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Zane Grey Theater 1956 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Stanwyck Theater 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Butterfield 8 1960 (Movie)

Norma (Actor)

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gene Krupa Story 1959 (Movie)

Dorissa Dinell (Actor)

Matinee Theater 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicion 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Amelia Earhart (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Take This Stranger? (TV Show)

Actor

International Airport (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow's Child (TV Show)

Actor
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (6)

The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams 2007 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The List 2007 (Movie)

(Costumes)

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

(Costumer)

Loggerheads 2005 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Notebook 2004 (Movie)

(Key Costumer)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Costume Designer
Director (1)

M*A*S*H 1966 - 1969, 1973 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Stunning blonde Susan Oliver's career as a character actress on such TV shows as "Peyton Place" and "Carter's Army" was punctuated by appearances on the stage and, surprisingly, as an aviator. She began her long career appearing in prime-time television shows in 1956, working on several series until landing her one lead, as the title character in the pregnancy drama "The Green-Eyed Blonde." This didn't help get her much work, but in 1960 she did win a supporting part opposite Elizabeth Taylor in the model/call-girl classic "Butterfield 8." Working consistently on the stage, Oliver carried on with television and occasional film work--memorably as Audrey Williams in the Hank Williams biopic "Your Cheatin' Heart"--until playing the part of Ann Howard on the suburban drama "Peyton Place" in 1966; her character caused a bit of controversy when she was murdered after two seasons. Meanwhile, Oliver chased aviation records as an ace pilot and was named Pilot of the Year in 1970. That year she also played Anna Renvic in Aaron Spelling's TV movie "Carter's Army," about black World War II troops taking a bridge from the Nazis, and in 1974 she played Sugar in the May-December romance "Ginger in the Morning," with Sissy Spacek. A TV veteran by this point, Oliver worked continuously until her retirement in 1988.

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

1974

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1974

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