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Susan Anton Wiki:
Susan Ellen Anton was born on October 12, 1950, in Oakland, California. Her earlier public performance was as a third grader, beating four other competitors in a talent show with her rendition of lists Hungarian Rhapsody on piano.
Birthname: Susan Ellen Anton.
Nickname: Susan Anton
Date of birth: October 12, 1950
Birthplace: Oak Glen, California, United States
Occupation: actress and model
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Early Life and Education
School: Yucaipa High Schoo
University San Bernardino Valley College
Marital status Married
Susan Anton Family
Father: Wallace Anton
Mother: Lou Ellen
Brother: Not known
Sister: Not known
Husband: Jack Stein, Jeff Lester.
Children: No Child
Boyfriend: Sylvester Stallone
Susan Anton Physical appearance
Height: 5′ 11″ (1.8m)
Weight: 70 Kilograms
Eye color: Hazel.
Hair color: Auburn.
Body Type: N/A
Waist Size N/A
Shoe Size N/A
About her career
Beginning in 1976, Anton built up an after for her Muriel Cigar commercials where she sang, “Let Muriel turn you on/That is my longing/Muriel lights a fire in me/Where there’s Muriel smoke, there’s fire”.
Later during the 1970s, Anton showed up around multiple times on Merv Griffin’s TV show. She was as often as possible seen and heard in TV, print and radio advertisements for the Perfect Sleeper bedding by Serta. In these advertisements, she reported her name and sang the organization’s jingle.
In 1978, ABC gave her and nation vocalist Mel Tillis a mid year assortment arrangement, Mel and Susan Together, delivered by the Osmond Brothers. The matching of Anton and Tillis was an impossible one: he was famous in blue grass music circles yet scarcely a public easily recognized name while Susan was scarcely known by any stretch of the imagination. The show vanished after four weeks; in any case, she was later picked as one of Time Magazine’s “Most Promising Faces of 1979.”
|1977||Wizards||Princess Elinore / The Balladeer|
|1982||Spring Fever||Stevie Castle|
|1984||Cannonball Run II||Jill, Lamborghini Babe|
|1987||Making Mr. Right||Soap Opera Actress|
|1989||Options||Princess Nicole (in telefilm epilogue)|
|1999||New Jersey Turnpikes|
|2004||Whistlin’ Dixie||Dixie Dawson|
|2008||Playing with Fire||Sandra Nevell|
|1973||The Great American Beauty Contest||Betty Sue Allen – Last Year’s Queen|
|1976||Police Story||Party Girl #2|
|1978||Hollywood Squares||Guest Appearance|
|1978||The Mike Douglas Show||Herself – Vocalist|
|1979||American Music Awards of 1979||Herself – Presenter|
|1979||The Mike Douglas Show||Herself – Vocalist|
|1979||Stop Susan Williams||Susan Williams|
|1979||Presenting Susan Anton||Herself – Host|
|1979||The Girls Who Saved the World||Susan Williams|
|1980||American Movie Awards||Herself – Performer|
|1982||American Music Awards of 1982||Herself|
|1982||Golden Globe Award||Herself|
|1983||The Love Boat||Leslie Webb|
|1984||The Boy Who Loved Trolls||Kalotte|
|1984||Mike Hammer||Noelle Roberts|
|1985||Placido Domingo: Stepping Out with the Ladies||Herself|
|1985||39th Tony Awards||Herself – Presenter & Performer|
|1986||40th Tony Awards||Herself – Performer & Presenter: Best Book of a Musical|
|1986||Hardesty House||Charlotte Montgomery|
|1986||Murder, She Wrote||Christine Clifford|
|1987||Making Mr. Right||Soap Opera Actress|
|1987||Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge|
|1987||It’s Garry Shandling’s Show||Herself|
|1988||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Diane Lewis|
|1988||My Secret Identity||Susan Anderson|
|1989||The Pat Sajak Show||Herself|
|1989||The Home Show||Herself – Co-Host|
|1989||Murder, She Wrote||Celia James|
|1989||The Famous Teddy Z||Esther Luna|
|1990||Night Court||Margo Hunter|
|1990||Quantum Leap||Helen Le Baron|
|1990||Out of This World||Sandy Martin|
|1992||Dangerous Curves||Ellen Tarbuck|
|1992||The Ben Stiller Show||Susan Anton|
|1993||Civil Wars||Cassie Strait|
|1993||The Larry Sanders Show||Susan Anton|
|1997||City Guys||Mrs. Anderson|
|2002||Hollywood Squares||Guest Appearance|
|2002||TVography: Suzanne Somers – Mastering Success||Herself|
|2006||CMT: Greatest Miss America Moments||Herself|
|2006||Queer Eye for the Straight Guy||Herself|
|2009||Sex in ’69: The Sexual Revolution in America||Herself|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jenny Coswold|
|2016||Sharknado: The 4th Awakens||Betty|
Net worth: $10 Million.
29 Shocking Facts of Susan Anton:
Did you know that Susan Anton shot the media when she married a guy nine inches shorter than her?
People couldn’t stop talking about it, and the whole thing just went out of control until the couple decided to get a divorce. But this isn’t all. Continue reading to learn more shocking facts about Susan Anton.
But first, how did Susan become famous?
- She only took three or four months of piano lessons, though she recalls telling her mother that she didn’t want to do it and would rather learn how to ride horses and talk to boys.
- In 1968, she attended San Bernardino Valley College, where she discovered her passion for pageants and performing.
- In College, she and her high school boyfriend would clean Pasadena offices in the middle of the night to make some extra money.
- Anton said that it was humbling and a great, valuable lesson for life.
- The following year, she experienced Fame for the first time by winning the nearby Miss Redlands and later the Miss California Beauty Contest, as well as became a second runner up in the 1969 Miss America Scholarship pageant.
- Beauty pageants would make it harder for her to start a career.
- After she became Miss California, she was put up with a vocal coach who told her that she was already breathing right and doing it by the book. The only thing the coach told her is that she needed to find her own style.
- she loved the music from the 60s, she tried to please her parents by conforming to their preference for 1940s music.
- Anton said that it didn’t matter to people in Hollywood that she had a Crown on her head.
- She first became the face of numerous commercials. In 1976, Anton developed a following for her Muriel Cigar commercials, where she sang Let Muriel Turn You On.
- Later in the 1970s, Anton appeared several times on Merv Griffin’s TV show. She soon continued with commercials and advertising, where she was frequently seen and heard in television, print and radio ads for The Perfect Sleeper Mattress by Sir Tar.
- Her first show was a complete failure.
- In 1978, ABC gave her a summertime variety series titled Mel and Susan Together, where she acted alongside country singer Mel Tillis. The pairing of Anton and Tillis was an unlikely one.
- Susan was barely known at all, while Tillis was popular in country music circles, but hardly a national household name.
- Anton was chosen as one of Time magazine’s most promising faces of 1979. After this, she starred in her own variety show presenting Susan Anton, Stop Susan Williams and in films such as Golden Girl, Spring Fever and Cannonball Run.
- She had appeared as the title character in the film version, where she acted alongside James Coburn.
- In 1990, Anton appeared on the TV comedy series Night Court in an episode called The Talk Show, where she acted as talk show producer Margot Hunter. During this time, Susan was involved in a much publicized relationship with English film and TV star Dudley Moore in the early 1980s, with a lot of fans talking and joking about their outstanding height difference, even though it doesn’t make a lot of sense.
- Moore was 5ft. 2.5 inches and Anton 5ft eleven inches, so it is kind of obvious why fans wouldn’t stop making fun of the couple.
- Soon after her success, Susan became the host of the Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular Show in Las Vegas, which also ended up becoming highly successful here.
- She hosted over 50 performances until July 31, 2000.
- Susan also followed a career in acting. Although she was involved in music, she didn’t let go of her dream of becoming an actress.
- So during the 90s and 2000s, she had a recurring role on the TV series Baywatch and has appeared as herself on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, The Larry Sanders Show, and It’s Gary Chandlings Show, as well as in several other less memorable projects.
- Anton has also made an appearance in an episode of Law and Order Special Victims Unit, which aired on March 31, 2010.
- One of her very last moments on screen was when she was scheduled to reprise her role as Velma von Tussle in Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl production in 2011.
- Anton later got a divorce from Dudley Moore and ended up marrying television actor Jeff Lester.
- She is still married to Leicester and both are currently residing in their home in Las Vegas.
- At the age of 60, Anton maintained a successful stage career. Just recently, Anton brought her mother to see the Palm Springs Fabulous Follies for her 80th birthday. She said that she had heard about the Follies a lot from her Aunt Joanne and when she went there, Anton thought that it was one of her best moments, adding that she didn’t know what to expect and that it was fantastic.
- Anton typically performs a holiday show in Las Vegas, where she lives or in Atlantic City, but the Follies invited her to make a return engagement. She was so thrilled because she realized it was the first time they had asked an artist like her twice to perform back in the same year.
- Anton’s favorite song to sing is Bob Dylan’s Forever Young. She explained that as she got older, the words of the song inspire her more and more as it holds a lot of history.