Susan Harrison

Susan Harrison

Birthplace: 
Leesburg, Florida
Birthday: 
August 26
Date of passing: 
March 05, 2019

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Susan Harrison was an American actress.

She studied at the School of Performing Arts in New York, and then at Boston University.

Harrison’s most famous role came in 1957, when she appeared opposite Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in The Sweet Smell of Success. She played Susan Hunsecker, the sister of Lancaster's gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker.

Harrison made only one other film appearance, in 1960’s Key Witness (with Dennis Hopper).

On television, she appeared as a ballerina in “Five Characters in Search of an Exit,” a 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone. Other television appearances include roles on Playhouse 90, Bonanza, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Breaking Point.

Harrison retired from show business in 1963 to focus on her family.

Harrison died March 5, 2019, in North Hills, California. She was 80.

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