Susan Cabot

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Susan Cabot
SusanCabot.jpg
Susan Cabot, circa 1950
BornHarriet Shapiro
(1927-07-09)July 9, 1927
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedDecember 10, 1986(1986-12-10) (aged 59)
Encino, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Homicide
Resting place
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery
OccupationActress
Years active1947–1970
Spouse(s)Martin Sacker (m. 1944; div. 1951)
Michael Roman (m. 1968; div. 1983)
Children1
 
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Susan Cabot
SusanCabot.jpg
Susan Cabot, circa 1950
BornHarriet Shapiro
(1927-07-09)July 9, 1927
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedDecember 10, 1986(1986-12-10) (aged 59)
Encino, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Homicide
Resting place
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery
OccupationActress
Years active1947–1970
Spouse(s)Martin Sacker (m. 1944; div. 1951)
Michael Roman (m. 1968; div. 1983)
Children1

Susan Cabot (July 9, 1927 – December 10, 1986) was an American film and television actress.

Early life[edit]

Born Harriet Shapiro to a Russian Jewish family in Boston, Massachusetts, Cabot led an early life filled with turmoil; she was raised in eight different foster homes.[1] She completed her education in New York City, and found employment as an illustrator. She supplemented her income by working as a singer, and also worked in theater.

Career[edit]

She made her film debut in 1947, by chance when Kiss of Death was filmed in New York, and she played a bit part. She expanded her acting work into television and was seen by a Hollywood talent scout who took her to Hollywood to work for Columbia Pictures. This brief period was not successful, and she moved to Universal Studios where she was signed to an exclusive contract. After a series of roles which Cabot played mainly in "B" western films, she grew frustrated and asked to be released from her contract. She moved back to New York, where she resumed her stage career with a role in A Stone for Danny Fisher. She was invited to return to Hollywood and appeared in a few more films, including The Wasp Woman in 1960, her final film role.

Personal life[edit]

In 1968, she married second husband Michael Roman with whom she had one son, Timothy Scott Roman, before divorcing in 1983.[2] Another contemporary actor, Christopher Jones, also claims paternity of her son.[3] Cabot was also romantically linked with King Hussein of Jordan for several years.[4]

Death[edit]

On December 10, 1986, Cabot's son, Timothy Scott Roman, who suffered from dwarfism and psychological problems, beat her to death in her home in Encino, California, with a weightlifting bar. He was subsequently charged with involuntary manslaughter and received a three-year suspended sentence.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Director Stephan Elliott is in development to make a biopic about Cabot entitled Black Oasis with actress Rose McGowan portraying her.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1947Kiss of DeathRestaurant extraUncredited
1950On the Isle of SamoaMoana
1951Enforcer, TheThe EnforcerNina LombardoUncredited
Alternative title: Murder, Inc.
1951TomahawkMonahseetahAlternative title: Battle of Powder River
1951The Prince Who Was a ThiefGirlUncredited
1951Flame of ArabyClioAlternative title: Flame of the Desert
1952The Battle at Apache PassNona
1952The Duel at Silver CreekJane "Dusty" FargoAlternative title: Claim Jumpers
1952Son of Ali BabaTala
1953GunsmokeRita SaxonAlternative titles: A Man's Country
Roughshod
1954Ride Clear of DiabloLaurie KenyonAlternative title: The Breckenridge Story
1957Carnival RockNatalie Cook
1957Sorority GirlSabra TannerAlternate titles: The Bad One
Sorority House
1957The Viking Women and the Sea SerpentEngerAlternative titles: Undersea Monster
Viking Women
1958War of the SatellitesSybil Carrington
1958Machine Gun KellyFlorence "Flo" Becker
1958Fort MassacrePiute Girl
1958HouseboatMrs. Eleanor WilsonUncredited
1958–1959Have Gun - Will TravelAngela
Becky Carver
2 episodes
1959Surrender – Hell!Delia GuerreroAlternative titles: Blackburn's Guerrillas
Blackburn's Headhunters
1959The Wasp WomanJanice StarlinAlternative titles: The Bee Girl
Insect Woman
1970Bracken's WorldHenriettaEpisode: "One, Two, Three... Cry"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Susan Cabot
  2. ^ a b Brettell; King, Noel; Kennedy, Damien; Imwold, Denise; Leonard, Warren Hsu; von Rohr, Heather (2005). Cut!: Hollywood Murders, Accidents, and Other Tragedies. Barrons Educational Series. p. 220. ISBN 0-7641-5858-9. 
  3. ^ Das, Lina. "The Final Affair of Roman Polanski's Murdered Wife Sharon Tate". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Barker, Mayerene (April 13, 1989). "Defendant May Be Son of Hussein, Lawyer Says : Accused of Murdering Actress Mother in '86". latimes.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rotten, Ryan (26 March 2007). "Rose McGowan Talks Black Oasis". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 

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