March 8, 1943
(m. 1970; div. 1973)
(m. 1980; died 2012)
Susan Clark (born Nora Golding; March 8, 1943) is a Canadian actress, known for her movie roles such as Coogan's Bluff and Colossus: The Forbin Project, and for her role as Katherine Papadopolis on the American television sitcom Webster, on which she appeared with her husband, Alex Karras.
Clark was born Nora Golding in Sarnia, Ontario, the daughter of Eleanor Almond (née McNaughton) and George Raymond Golding.
Clark was raised in Toronto, where she attended Northern Secondary School.
In the early 1960s Clark travelled to the UK where she appeared in several television series episodes.
She was employed by Universal Pictures from 1967 where she appeared in several television series and made her feature film debut in Universal's Banning.
Clark had leading roles in several Universal films, including Coogan's Bluff with Clint Eastwood in 1968, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here with Robert Redford in 1969, Valdez Is Coming with Burt Lancaster in 1971, Showdown with Dean Martin in 1973, Night Moves with Gene Hackman in 1975, the disaster film Airport 1975, with Bill Bixby in The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975, and another disaster film City on Fire.
In 1976, she starred in a three-hour made-for-television movie biography of the aviator Amelia Earhart, and her marriage to noted publisher G. P. Putnam, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress. She posed topless for Playboy in the February 1973 issue pictorial entitled "The Ziegfeld Girls: A dazzling review starring the talking pictures' own Susan Clark".
Clark played Dr. Cleo Markham in Colossus: The Forbin Project, hooker Cherry Forever in Porky's (in which Karras also starred), Elizabeth Murray in Emily of New Moon, Elaine Moore in the television movie Trapped, and Muriel Mulligan in the 1994 television movie Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story. She played murderess Beth Chadwick in the Columbo episode "Lady in Waiting".
She starred in the TV movie, Babe, playing multi-sport athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Her performance won her an Emmy in 1976. She and Karras played husband and wife together on the sitcom Webster for six years in the 1980s.
In 2006, Clark appeared at the Manitoba Theatre Centre in the Warehouse production of The Retreat from Moscow, and in the 2007 Mainstage production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
She married American football player turned actor Alex Karras in 1980. They met when they co-starred in Babe (and he played her husband, professional wrestler George Zaharias). They later co-starred on the popular primetime sitcom Webster together, portraying husband and wife. Their daughter Katie was born in 1980 as well.
Clark and Karras remained married for 32 years until his death on October 10, 2012.
|1968||Coogan's Bluff||Julie Roth|
|1968||Something for a Lonely Man||Mary Duren||co-star with Dan Blocker as John Killibrew|
|1969||Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here||Dr. Elizabeth Arnold|
|1970||Skullduggery||Dr. Sybil Greame|
|1970||Colossus: The Forbin Project||Dr. Cleo Markham|
|1971||Valdez Is Coming||Gay Erin|
|1971||Skin Game||Ginger / Miss Abigail Blodgett|
|1974||The Midnight Man||Linda Thorpe|
|1974||Airport 1975||Helen Patroni|
|1975||Night Moves||Ellen Moseby|
|1975||The Apple Dumpling Gang||Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale|
|1979||Murder by Decree||Mary Jane Kelly|
|1979||The North Avenue Irregulars||Anne Woods|
|1979||City on Fire||Diana Brockhurst-Lautrec|
|1979||Promises in the Dark||Fran Koenig|
|1980||Deadly Companion||Paula West||AKA, Double Negative|
|1963||The Plane Makers||Janet||"A Good Night's Work"|
|1963||Emergency – Ward 10||Phyllis Armour||"1.637", "1.639"|
|1963||The Sentimental Agent||Philippa||"Finishing School"|
|1965||The Benny Hill Show||Various||"Police: Friend or Foe?"|
|1965||Festival||Cathy / Heloise||"Horror of Darkness", "Heloise and Abelard"|
|1966||Festival||Mabel Chiltern||"An Ideal Husband"|
|1966||Seaway||Kate Lynch||"Trial by Fire"|
|1967||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Helen Silbey||"Blind Man's Bluff"|
|1967||The Virginian||Melanie Kohler||"Melanie"|
|1967||Run for Your Life||Kathryn Aller||"Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1968||Something for a Lonely Man||Mary Duren||TV film|
|1969||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Ruth Ann Adams||"Hello, Goodbye, Hello"|
|1970||The Challengers||Catherine "Cat" Burroughs||TV film|
|1971||The Bold Ones: The Lawyers||Ellen McKay||"In Defense of Ellen McKay"|
|1971||Columbo||Beth Chadwick||"Lady in Waiting"|
|1972||The Astronaut||Gail Randolph||TV film|
|1972||Poet Game||Diana Howard||TV film|
|1972||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Judy Graham||"Please Don't Send Flowers"|
|1972||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Janice Morrow||"An Inalienable Right to Die"|
|1973||Trapped||Elaine Moore||TV film|
|1974||Double Solitaire||Barbara Potter||TV film|
|1974||Barnaby Jones||Karen Maybury / "Leila Evanston"||"Woman in the Shadows"|
|1975||Babe||Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias||TV film, Emmy Award|
|1976||McNaughton's Daughter||Laurel McNaughton||TV miniseries|
|1976||Amelia Earhart||Amelia Earhart||Emmy & Golden Globe nomination|
|1978||Hedda Gabler||Hedda Gabler||TV film|
|1980||Jimmy B. & André||Stevie||TV film|
|1981||The Choice||Kay Clements||TV film|
|1981||Standing Room Only||Madge Larrabee||"Sherlock Holmes"|
|1982||Maid in America||Catherine Abel||TV film|
|1983-89||Webster||Katherine Calder-Young Papadapolis||Golden Globe nomination 1985|
|1991||Murder, She Wrote||Meredith Hellman||"Moving Violation"|
|1994||Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story||Muriel Mulligan||TV film|
|1994||Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story||LaVona Harding||TV film|
|1995||Butterbox Babies||Lila Young||TV film|
|1996||Toe Tags||Trent's Mother||TV film|
|1998-99||Emily of New Moon||Aunt Elizabeth Murray||Recurring role|
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