Suzanne Somers is an American actress, singer, author, businesswoman, and health spokesperson. She is best known for appearing on the sitcom Three’s Company as Chrissy Snow and Step by Step as Carol Foster Lambert. Let’s know more about her through this article.
What is Suzanne Somers known for?
- An American actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson.
Where was Suzanne Somers live?
Recalling her early life, Suzanne was born in San Bruno, California, the U.S. under the star of Libra. She is of American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. She was born to a father Frank Mahoney and mother Marion Mahoney in the year 1946. She grew up alongside two siblings; Maureen Gilmartin and Daniel Mahoney. Further, her religion is Christianity.
For education, she attended Capuchino High School and graduated from Lone Mountain College with a degree.
When did Suzzane Somers begin her acting career?
- Moving towards her career, Suzzane began acting in small roles during the late 1960s and early 1970s. She appeared in bit parts in movies, such as the Blonde in the white Thunderbird in American Graffiti, and an episode of the American version of the sitcom Lotsa Luck as the femme fatale in the early 1970s. She also appeared in The Rockford Files and had an uncredited role as a topless pool girl in Magnum Force, both in 1974.
- She also had a guest-starring role on The Six Million Dollar Man, in the 1977 episode Cheshire Project. She later landed her most famous role of the ditzy blonde Chrissy Snow on the ABC sitcom Three’s Company in 1977. Also that year, she was a celebrity panelist on Match Game and appeared on Tattletales.
- She was cast in the ABC sitcom Three’s Company in January 1977. She portrayed Chrissy Snow, a stereotypical dumb blonde, who was employed as an office secretary.
- At the beginning of the fifth season in 1980, She demanded a hefty salary raise from $30,000 to $150,000 an episode and 10 percent ownership of the show’s profit. When ABC denied her request, she boycotted the second and fourth shows of the season.
- She finished the remaining season on her contract, but her role was decreased to 60 seconds per episode. After her contract was terminated, she sued ABC for $2 million, claiming her credibility in show business had been damaged. It went to an arbitrator who decided she was owed only $30,000, due to a single missed episode for which she had not been paid. Other rulings favored the producers.
- During the 1980s, She became a Las Vegas entertainer. Later on, she was the spokeswoman for the Thighmaster in a series of infomercials airing in the early 1990s. The Thighmaster was a piece of exercise equipment that is squeezed between one’s thighs. In 1987, she starred in the sitcom She’s the Sheriff, which ran in first-run syndication. She portrayed a widow with two young kids who decided to fill the shoes of her late husband, a sheriff of a Nevada town. The show ran for two seasons.
- In 1990, She returned to network TV, appearing in numerous guest roles and made-for-TV movies, mostly for ABC. Her roles in these, including the movie Rich Men, Single Women, attracted the attention of Lorimar Television and Miller-Boyett Productions, who were developing a new sitcom.
- In September 1991, She returned to series TV in the sitcom Step By Step, which became a success on ABC’s youth-oriented TGIF lineup. Step By Step continued on ABC until the end of its sixth season in 1997, whereupon the series moved to CBS that fall for what turned out to be its final season. With her sitcom now airing on CBS, She was chosen to co-host the network’s revival of Candid Camera with Peter Funt, which began airing later that season.
- From 1997-99, She cohosted the revised Candid Camera show, when CBS chose to bring it back with Peter Funt. Somers stayed for two years before PAX TV renewed the series without her.
- In summer 2005, She made her Broadway debut in a one-woman show, The Blonde in the Thunderbird, a collection of stories about her life and career. The show was supposed to run until September but was canceled in less than a week after poor reviews and disappointing ticket sales.
- In 2012, She began an online talk show, Suzanne Somers Breaking Through, at CafeMom. In the fall of 2012, the Suzanne Show, hosted by her, aired for a 13-episode season on the Lifetime Network. She welcomed various guests covering a wide range of topics related to health and fitness.
- On February 24th, 2015, She was announced as one of the stars participating in the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars. Her partner was professional dancer Tony Dovolani. She and Dovolani were eliminated in the fifth week of the competition and finished in 9th place. She also appeared in Home & Family in 2017.
Who is Suzanne Somers’s husband?
Reflecting on her personal life, Suzanne was briefly married to the father of her first child, Bruce Somers, at the age of 19 in 1965. However, Their marriage ended in 1968. Thereafter, she met Alan Hamel when he was a host on Anniversary Game and she was a prize model (1969-1970). They have been married since 1977. Presently, the pair live blissful life to dates.
What is Suzanne Somers’s net worth?
Being an actress, author, and singer, Suzanne earns an impressive amount of money and fame through her profession in the field of the entertainment industry. Based on some online reports, her estimated net worth said to be $110 million at present. However, her salary and assets details are yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Suzanne Somers?
Observing her body physics, Suzanne stands a height of 5 feet 5½ inches and weighs around 63 Kg. Similarly, she has a pair of dark brown eyes and blonde hair color. She used 10 (US) shoe size and 35C bra size. Further, her body measures around 35-23-34 inches.