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Susan Kingsley
Born(1946-03-01)March 1, 1946
Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States
DiedFebruary 6, 1984(1984-02-06) (aged 37)
Commerce, Georgia, United States

Susan Kingsley was an American actress,[1] with roles in films such as Popeye (1980), Steel (1979) and Coal Miner's Daughter (1980).[2]

Early life and education

Kingsley studied drama at the University of Kentucky and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1]


Kingsley was a member of Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she appeared in the main role of Marsha Norman's play Getting Out.[1]

She went on to act in On, and Off-Broadway productions.[citation needed]

Kingsley appeared in films including Coal Miner's Daughter, Popeye, Reckless, Steel, Old Enough,[3] Sunshine On the Way, and The Dollmaker.[1]


On February 6, 1984, as Kingsley was returning to Louisville, Kentucky in order to rehearse a play at Actors Theater, after a vacation in Florida, she was involved in an automobile accident near Commerce, Georgia. The injuries she suffered from the accident led to her death. She is buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Middlesboro, Kentucky.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Carol Lawson (February 8, 1984). "Obituaries: Susan Kingsley, 37, Actress; Praised For 'Getting Out' Role". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Susan Kingsley". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-04-14.
  3. ^ "Susan Kingsley". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-04-14.
  4. ^ "Obituary for Susan Kingsley (Aged 37)". The Courier-Journal. 1984-02-09. p. 18. Retrieved 2022-04-13.