Suzanne Somers

Actor, TV host, Singer
An iconic pop culture figure for the past three decades, Suzanne Somers transformed herself from a bubbly sex symbol and seventies sitcom star - most famously as the clueless Chrissy Snow on the staple, "Three's ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1946 in San Bruno, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Dancing With the Stars 1991 - 1998, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full House 1991 - 1998, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1991 - 1998, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

How to Live Forever 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera 1997 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Revolution 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Latin Dancesport Championship 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Suzanne Somers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheryl Tiegs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Great American History Quiz: Americana 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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American Graffiti: Then and Now 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Latin DanceSport Championship 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Three's Company: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera: Battle of the Sexes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Suzanne Somers 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Rusty: The Great Rescue 1997 (Movie)

(Voice)

Swing Alive! at the Hollywood Palladium 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1996 (Tv Show)

Voice

All-New Return of TV Censored Bloopers 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity First Loves 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Suzanne Somers Show 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Will You Marry Me? II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Will You Marry Me? III 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Serial Mom 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

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

Actor

ABC's Saturday Morning Preview Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of the Hollywood Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Saturday Morning Preview Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Studio 59 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

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TGIF Comedy Preview 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Disney's Totally Minnie 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

She's the Sheriff 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Late Show 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Star-Spangled Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Goodbye Charlie 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Suzanne Somers Special 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Suzanne Somers Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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High Rollers 1973 - 1980 (TV Show)

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John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Personal 1980 (Movie)

Abigail Adams (Actor)

Yesterday's Hero 1980 (Movie)

Cloudy Martin (Actor)

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Echoes of the Sixties 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Happily Ever After 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars IV 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

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

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It Happened at Lake Wood Manor 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Paul Anka in Monte Carlo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Rich Little's Washington Follies 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Carpenters... Space Encounters 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Sky Hei$t 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

Blonde in T-Bird (Actor)

Devil's Food (TV Show)

Actor

Exclusive (TV Show)

Actor

Keeping Secrets (TV Show)

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Love-Struck (TV Show)

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No Laughing Matter (TV Show)

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Rich Men, Single Women (TV Show)

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Seduced By Evil (TV Show)

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Suzanne (TV Show)

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The Darklings (TV Show)

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Three's Company (TV Show)

Actor

Zuma Beach (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Jenny Mccarthy Show 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Biography

An iconic pop culture figure for the past three decades, Suzanne Somers transformed herself from a bubbly sex symbol and seventies sitcom star - most famously as the clueless Chrissy Snow on the staple, "Three's Company" - to a vastly popular commercial spokesperson and author. Along the way, the cliché-breaking, far-from-dumb blonde garnered her share of bad press for questionable business decisions and suffered her share of personal setbacks, but Somers recouped from each of these downward turns with typical Hollywood aplomb.

Relationships

Frank Mahoney

Father

Marion Mahoney

Mother

Danny Mahoney

Brother

Alan Hamel Executive Producer

Husband
married 1977 second husband

Maureen Mahoney

Sister
older

Greg Somers

Husband
divorced

Bruce Somers

Son
from first marriage born c. 1966 was assistant location manager on and had a cameo in "Keeping Secrets" (1991) married with one child

EDUCATION

Lone Mountain School

a Catholic college for women run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart

San Francisco College for Women

San Francisco , California

attended parochial schools in San Francisco, California

trained for the stage with Charles Conrad

Milestones

2010

Published her book Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat after Forty

2009

Made a guest appearance on the Bravo reality series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"

2005

Starred in her own one-woman show titled "The Blonde in the Thunderbird" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in NYC

2003

Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

2001

Made cameo appearance in "Say It Isn't So"

1998

Co-hosted "Candid Camera" (CBS) with Peter Funt

1994

Appeared as herself in "Serial Mom"

1994

Hosted the unsuccessful syndicated talk show "The Suzanne Somers Show"

1994

Began hosting "Will You Marry Me?" specials (ABC)

1991

Played herself from her college years to the present in ABC TV-movie based on her book "Keeping Secrets"; also producing debut

1991

Introduced own line of jewelry sold on the Home Shopping Network

1991

Co-starred on the sitcom "Step by Step" opposite Patrick Duffy (ABC, CBS)

1988

Published autobiography Keeping Secrets in which she detailed her life as the child of an alcoholic parent

1987

Played the title role on the syndicated sitcom "She's the Sheriff"

1985

Appeared in ABC miniseries "Hollywood Wives"

1980

Wrote a book of poetry titled Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers

1978

Made TV-movie debut in "Zuma Beach" (NBC)

1977

Played Chrissy (short for Christmas) Snow on the popular ABC sitcom "Three's Company"

1973

Had memorable small role as blonde in a Thunderbird in George Lucas' "American Graffiti"

1970

Was a regular on syndicated talk show "Mantrap"

1969

While struggling to make it as a model, was nabbed by San Francisco police for passing a bad check for $250; avoided prosecution by eventually making good on the check

1968

Worked as a stunt double for actress Carol White in "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting"

1968

Film debut, bit part in "Bullitt"

1965

TV debut, guest appearance on an episode of "Lassie" (CBS)

Appeared in the Moulin Rouge revue at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel

Appeared in stock productions of "Guys and Dolls," "Annie Get Your Gun," "The Sound of Music," and "The Boyfriend"

Worked as a fashion model

Became commercial spokesperson for ThighMaster and later ButtMaster

Bonus Trivia

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In playing the leading role on the syndicated sitcom "She's the Sheriff," Somers replaced initial choice Priscilla Barnes, who ironically was one of the actresses who had replaced Somers as the requisite blonde on "Three's Company."

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Somers was named Las Vegas Female Entertainer of the Year in 1986.

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"I've written books and produced important TV-movies, but I've gotten more reacions from that ad [for Thighmaster] than anything I've ever done." – Somers quoted in USA Today, Sept. 27, 1991

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Somers testified before a U.S. Senate committee on the subject of family addictions in 1991.

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She received a Humanitarian Award from the National Council on Alcoholism in 1992.

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Somers was honored as Mother of the Year along with Dr. Mathilde Krim in 1993.

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In late March 2001, Somers announced she was undergoing homeopathic treatments for breast cancer. At the same time, she confirmed she had undergone liposuction. (She claimed it was to deal with the effects of cancer.)

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She was given the President's Award from the National Association of American Drug Counselors.

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"One of the great things about the whole thing that happened to my career... getting fired for asking to be paid what the men were being paid on 'Three's Company,' and having to reinvent myself, and essentially not being able to get a job in television for many years, it allows me to do something as fulfilling as a one-woman show, which is something you don't do for money. You do it because it's creative, and artistic, and for the love of it." – Somers on her career choices to ETonline.com, April 14, 2005

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