Susan Saint James

Actor, Reporter, Model
This lovable, large-eyed brunette was a surefire audience pleaser playing somewhat kooky, mildly klutzy and generally free-spirited types on TV, and in the occasional film, since the mid-1960s. The typical Saint James ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Suits 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Hudson: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Woodstock: Return to the Planet of the '60s 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Very Special Christmas Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Kate & Allie 1983 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Hudson: Tall, Dark & Handsome 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

After George 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Carbon Copy 1981 (Movie)

Vivian Whitney (Actor)

Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder 1981 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

How to Beat the High Cost of Living 1980 (Movie)

Jane Mahoney (Actor)

S.O.S. Titanic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Love At First Bite 1979 (Movie)

Cindy Sondheim (Actor)

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Outlaw Blues 1977 (Movie)

Tina Waters (Actor)

Ready and Willing 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Name of the Game 1968 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias Smith and Jones 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

McMillan & Wife 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

It Takes a Thief 1967 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Jigsaw 1968 (Movie)

Ida (Actor)

P.J. 1968 (Movie)

Linette Orbison (Actor)

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? 1968 (Movie)

Aida (Actor)

Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows 1968 (Movie)

Rosabelle (Actor)

Desperate Women (TV Show)

Actor

I Take These Men (TV Show)

Actor

Magic Carpet (TV Show)

Actor

Night Cries (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Dead Man (TV Show)

Actor

Scott Free (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Single Parent (TV Show)

Actor

The Girls in the Office (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid From Nowhere (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This lovable, large-eyed brunette was a surefire audience pleaser playing somewhat kooky, mildly klutzy and generally free-spirited types on TV, and in the occasional film, since the mid-1960s. The typical Saint James character was a beautiful innocent who would boldly stumble in where more sober types feared to tread. She remains best known for two long stints as a series co-star on the mystery-cum-romantic comedy "McMillan and Wife" (NBC, 1971-76) and the quietly feminist sitcom "Kate & Allie" (CBS, 1984-89). The former cast her as the adventurous wife of the slightly stuffy but decidedly studly San Francisco Police Commissioner. Her Sally McMillan had a penchant for trouble which required the heroic intervention of her atypical bureaucrat hubby Stewart a.k.a. "Mac" (Rock Hudson).

Relationships

Constance Miller

Mother

Dick Ebersol Production Executive

Husband
she met Ebersol while guest hosting "SNL" 1981 married six weeks later on Nov. 21, 1981 Saint James filed for divorce from Ebersol in March 2002, but the couple reconciled later that summer

Charles Ebersol

Son
Born c. 1982 father, Dick Ebersol

Edward Ebersol

Son
Born c. 1990 (nicknamed 'Teddy') father, Dick Ebersol killed Nobermber 28, 2004 in a plane crash in Colorado father and older brother Charles survived

William Ebersol

Son
Born October 26, 1986 father, Dick Ebersol

Bruce Lewis

Companion
Briefly engaged to be married c. 1981

Tom Lucas Production Executive

Husband

Sunshine Lucas

Daughter
Born c. 1972 father, Tom Lucas

Harmony Lucas

Son
Born Nobermber 10, 1974 father, Tom Lucas

Christa Miller Actor

Niece
Born in 1964 first role on TV was in Saint James' series, "Kate & Allie" (CBS) also starred on "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC) from 1995-2002

Charles Miller

Father

Chuck Miller

Brother
Older father of actress, Christa Miller

Mary Miller

Sister

Richard Neubert

Husband

Stephen Stills

Companion
Briefly engaged to be married c. 1979

EDUCATION

Connecticut College for Women

New London , Connecticut

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Lake Forest , Illinois

Milestones

2008

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (June)

2006

Played a defense attorney on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)

1996

Guest-starred on the ABC sitcom, "The Drew Carey Show"; series starred niece, Christa Miller

1991

Bought WZBG-FM radio station in Litchfield County, CT and debuted as morning news and public affairs reporter

1989

Portrayed herself on an episode of NBC's "Tattingers"

1984

Returned to series TV, playing Kate McArdle opposite Jane Curtin in the comedy series "Kate & Allie" (CBS); received three Emmy Award nominations for her role

1980

First screen pairing with Jane Curtain in the comedy feature, "How to Beat the High Cost of Living"

1979

Co-starred with George Hamilton in the successful vampire comedy, "Love At First Bite"

1977

First feature lead, opposite Peter Fonda in "Outlaw Blue"

1970

Played Sally, the wife of the San Francisco police commissioner (Rock Hudson) in NBC's "McMillan and Wife"; left the series in 1976 over a contract dispute

1968

Re-teamed with Peppard for "What's So Bad About Feeling Good?"; also starred Mary Tyler Moore

1968

Series regular debut, reprising role of Peggy Maxwell for NBC's "Name of the Game"

1968

Made feature debut in "P.J." opposite George Peppard

1968

Played the recurring role of Charlotte 'Chuck' Brown, a kooky thief on the ABC series "It Takes a Thief"

1966

TV acting debut, playing Peggy Maxwell in the NBC TV-movie "Fame Is the Name of the Game"

Signed to a long-term contract with Universal Studios

Lived and worked in Paris; became Charles Aznavour's assistant

Encouraged to act by Aznavour, took a six-week acting course

Returned to the US; became involved with 1960s counterculture

Misrepresented her experience to get signed to a modeling agency

Bonus Trivia

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In November 2004, a plane carrying husband Dick Ebersol and two of their boys crashed in Colorado; although Ebersol and their oldest son Charles survived the crash, their 14-year old son Teddy was killed.

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