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Susan Peters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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. In 1942, the year she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Peters had a featured role in the Mervyn LeRoy-directed drama Random Harvest. That role earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and established her as a serious dramatic performer. Peters went on to appear as the lead in numerous films for MGM, including roles in the romantic comedy Young Ideas (1943), and several war films: Assignment in Brittany (1943), Song of Russia (1944), and Keep Your Powder Dry (1945). On New Year's Day 1945, Peters's spinal cord was damaged from an accidental gunshot wound, leaving her permanently paraplegic. She returned to film portraying a wheelchair-bound villain in The Sign of the Ram (1948). Peters then transitioned to theater, appearing as Laura Wingfield in a critically acclaimed 1949 production of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. She followed this with a production of The Barretts of Wimpole Street, in which she portrayed crippled poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. By 1952, however, Peters had been suffering from clinical depression for several years due to the dissolution of her marriage and her limited career options. In late 1952 she began starving herself, which combined with her paralysis led to chronic kidney infections and pneumonia. She died of ensuing health complications that year at age 31.

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Jul 3, 1921 In Spokane, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Sacred Lies 2011-01-01
Latest Project:
In the movie Susan and God 1940-06-07
Known For
Poster of Miss Susan
Poster of Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Poster of Scattergood Pulls the Strings
Poster of Young America Flies
Movie Sacred Lies
Movie Bursting Out
Series The Huntress Unknown
Series Miss Susan Susan Martin
Movie The Sign of the Ram Leah St. Aubyn
Movie Keep Your Powder Dry Ann Darrison
Movie Song of Russia Nadya Stepanova
Movie Twenty Years After Unknown
Movie Young Ideas Susan Evans
Movie Assignment in Brittany Anne Pinot
Movie Personalities (uncredited)
Movie The Big Shot Ruth Carter
Movie Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant Mrs. Howard Allwinn Young
Movie Tish Cora Edwards Bowzer
Movie Andy Hardy's Double Life Sue
Movie Random Harvest Kitty
Movie Three Sons o' Guns Mary Tyler
Movie Scattergood Pulls the Strings Ruth Savage
Movie Here Comes Happiness Miss Brown
Movie The Strawberry Blonde Girl (uncredited)
Movie Santa Fe Trail Charlotte
Movie Always a Bride Girl
Movie Money and the Woman Depositor
Movie Young America Flies One of Jack's Girlfriends
Movie Susan and God Party Guest (uncredited)