San Bruno, California, USA
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Three`s Company, Shes the Sheriff, Step by Step
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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Suzanne Somers is the third of four children born to Frank and Marion Mahoney. Her father worked loading beer onto boxcars, and her mother was a homemaker. She grew up living in constant fear of being hurt or even killed at the hands of her verbally and physically abusive alcoholic father. She was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was young, and was a poor student. She excelled, however, in the arts and was active in her school`s theater program. She won a music scholarship to college, but became pregnant after six months. She married the baby`s father, "Bruce Somers", and her only child, Bruce Somers, was born in November 1965. She was unhappy in her marriage and began an affair with her former drama teacher. Her husband found out about it and the marriage ended after just two years, in 1967. A single mom, she turned to modeling in San Francisco to support herself and her son. She also distanced herself from her family because her older brother and sister by then were also alcoholics. In 1968, she won a job as a prize model on a game show hosted by her future husband, Alan Hamel, who was married at the time. The two began dating, and she became pregnant while Hamel was still married. They came to the conclusion that Suzanne should have an abortion, from which she suffered severe bleeding for several days. In 1971, her son Bruce was severely injured when he was hit by a car, and the therapist counseling him only charged the struggling Suzanne $1 per week. Suzanne herself also underwent therapy to overcome the problems of her dysfunctional childhood. In the early 1970s, she landed minor roles in film and TV, and finally won a role on the series "Three`s Company" (1977), where she modeled her character after Dick Clark`s wife. She married Hamel in 1977. She was fired from the series after she asked for a raise at the beginning of the fifth season. She then headed to Las Vegas, where she performed extensively in the mid-1980s. In 1986, she began writing her autobiography, "Keeping Secrets", which was later made into a TV movie. In 1991, Suzanne landed the role of "Carol Foster", opposite Patrick Duffy, on the TV series "Step by Step" (1991). Since the end of that show, she has begun co-hosting the series "Candid Camera" (1992).
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Capuchino High School, San Bruno, California
Full Name at Birth
Suzanne Marie Mahoney
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Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman
Short Blond Hair With Bangs, Thick Eyeliner
Stephen Hamel (Step-Son), Leslie Hamel (Step-Daughter)
Bruce Somers (Son)
Suzanne Somers (born Suzanne Marie Mahoney; October 16, 1946) is an American actress, author, singer, businesswoman and health spokesperson, known for her television roles as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company and as Carol Lambert on Step by Step.
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Married||Alan Hamel and Suzanne Somers
have been married since 11th Nov 1977. |||
Alan Hamel and Suzanne Somers have been married for 38 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in Nov 1976 and were married on 11th Nov 1977.
Suzanne Somers was previously married to Bruce Somers (1964 - 1968).
Suzanne Somers has a son named Bruce, age 50.
Suzanne Somers is a 69 year old American Actress. Born Suzanne Marie Mahoney on 16th October, 1946 in San Bruno, California, USA and educated at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, California, she is famous for Three`s Company, Shes the Sheriff, Step by Step in a career that spans 1963–present. Her zodiac sign is Libra.
Suzanne Somers has been in 13 on-screen matchups, notably with Jess Nadelman in Three's Company (1977), Charles Frank in Devil's Food (1996), David Birney in Keeping Secrets (1991), Dick Sargent in Three's Company (1977) and James Sikking in Seduced by Evil (1994).
Suzanne Somers is a member of the following lists:
21st-century American actresses and
20th-century American actresses.
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