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Susan Peters

Actress | * 07/03/1921 († 31, 10/23/1952) | Spokane, Washington, USA
Susan Peters (born Suzanne Carnahan; July 3, 1921 – October 23, 1952) was an American film, stage, and television actress who appeared in over twenty films over the course of her decade-long career. Though she began her career in uncredited and ingénue roles, she would establish herself as a serious dramatic actress in the mid-1940s. Born in Spokane, Washington, Peters was raised by her mother in Portland, Oregon and later, Los Angeles. Upon graduating from high school, she studied acting with Austrian theater director Max Reinhardt, and signed a contract with Warner Bros. Pictures. She appeared in numerous bit parts before earning a minor supporting role in Santa Fe Trail (1940). She made her last film for Warner Bros. in 1942, the film noir The Big Shot opposite Humphrey Bogart and Richard Travis; after its release, Warner opted not to renew her contract. In 1942, Peters appeared in a supporting role in Tish, which resulted in her signing a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The same year, she had a featured role in the Mervyn LeRoy-direct... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

Known for these Movies & Shows

The Sign of the Ram

Certification unknown

1948 | 3.0/5 | 1h 24min

Random Harvest

Certification unknown

1942 | 3.7/5 | 2h 6min
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Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant

Certification unknown

1942 | 3.0/5 | 1h 27min

Young Ideas

Certification unknown

1943 | 2.8/5 | 1h 17min
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Awards & Nominations for Susan Peters

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Movies with Susan Peters as Actress(15)

as Leah St. Aubyn1948 The Sign of the Ram
as Ann Darrison1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
as Nadya Stepanova1944 Song of Russia
as Anne Pinot1943 Assignment in Brittany
as Susan Evans1943 Young Ideas
as Cora Edwards Bowzer1942 Tish
as Mrs. Howard Allwinn Young1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
as Kitty1942 Random Harvest
as Ruth Carter1942 The Big Shot
as Girl (uncredited)1941 The Strawberry Blonde
as Mary Tyler1941 Three Sons o' Guns
as Girl1940 Always a Bride
as Party Guest (uncredited)1940 Susan and God
as Charlotte1940 Santa Fe Trail

TV Shows/Series with Susan Peters as Actress(2)

as Susan Martin1951 Miss Susan

Additional Information

Full Name: Susan Peters
Born: 07/03/1921 in Spokane
Died: 10/23/1952 in Visalia (aged: 31)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: Hollywood High School
Spouses (current/former): Richard Quine
Other names for Susan Peters (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Suzanne Carnahan"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:615259, Added: 10/21/2018, Last updated: 10/21/2018