Susan Clark

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Susan Clark
Susan Clark as Babe 1975.JPG
Clark as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 1975.
BornNora Golding
(1940-03-08) March 8, 1940 (age 74)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Years active1963–2000
Spouse(s)Alex Karras (1980–2012; his death; 1 child)
Bob Joseph (1970–1973; divorced)
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Susan Clark
Susan Clark as Babe 1975.JPG
Clark as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 1975.
BornNora Golding
(1940-03-08) March 8, 1940 (age 74)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Years active1963–2000
Spouse(s)Alex Karras (1980–2012; his death; 1 child)
Bob Joseph (1970–1973; divorced)

Susan Clark (born March 8, 1940) is a Canadian actress, possibly best known for her role as Katherine on the American television sitcom Webster, on which she appeared with her late husband, Alex Karras.

Personal life[edit]

Clark was born Nora Golding in Sarnia, Ontario, the daughter of Eleanor Almond (née McNaughton) and George Raymond Golding.[1] Clark grew up in Toronto, Ontario, where she attended Northern Secondary School. She was one of several successful entertainers and many notable persons to have attended this school. She married Alex Karras, who became her Webster co-star, in 1980 and their daughter Katie was born the same year. They met when they costarred in the TV movie, Babe, in which she played Babe Didrikson Zaharias (for which Clark would win an Emmy in 1976), and he played her husband, professional wrestler George Zaharias. Clark and Karras remained married until his death on October 10, 2012.


Clark had leading roles in several films, including Coogan's Bluff with Clint Eastwood in 1968, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here with Robert Redford in 1969, Valdez Is Coming with Burt Lancaster in 1971, Showdown with Dean Martin in 1973, Night Moves with Gene Hackman in 1975, the disaster film Airport 1975, and another disaster film City on Fire with Barry Newman, Leslie Nielsen and Shelley Winters. In 1976, Clark starred in a three-hour made-for-television movie biography of the aviatrix Amelia Earhart, and her marriage to noted publisher G.P. Putnam, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress. She posed topless for Playboy in the February, 1973 issue, in a pictorial entitled "The Ziegfeld Girls: A dazzling review starring the talking pictures' own Susan Clark".

Clark played Dr. Cleo Markham in the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project, hooker Cherry Forever in Porky's (in which Alex Karras also starred), Elizabeth Murray in Emily of New Moon, Elaine Moore in the television movie Trapped and Muriel Mulligan in the 1994 television movie Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story. She also played murderess Beth Chadwick in the Columbo episode "Lady in Waiting", which co-starred Leslie Nielsen and Jessie Royce Landis.

Most recently, in 2006 Clark appeared at the Manitoba Theatre Centre in the Warehouse production of The Retreat from Moscow, and in the 2007 Mainstage production of The Importance of Being Earnest.


Film and Television
1963Sentimental Agent, TheThe Sentimental AgentPhilippaEpisode: "Finishing School"
1967Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreHelen SilbeyEpisode: "Blind Man's Bluff"
1967Virginian, TheThe VirginianMelanie KohlerEpisode: "Melanie"
1967BanningCynthia Linus
1967Run for Your LifeKathryn AllerEpisode: "Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1"
Episode: "Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2"
1968MadiganTricia Bentley
1968Coogan's BluffJulie Roth
1968Something for a Lonely ManMary DurenTV movie
1969Tell Them Willie Boy Is HereDr. Elizabeth Arnold
1969Marcus Welby, M.D.Ruth Ann AdamsEpisode: "Hello, Goodbye, Hello"
1970Challengers, TheThe ChallengersCatherine 'Cat' BurroughsTV movie
1970SkullduggeryDr. Sybil Greame
1970Colossus: The Forbin ProjectDr. Cleo Markham
1971Valdez Is ComingGay Erin
1971Skin GameGinger
1971Bold Ones: The Lawyers, TheThe Bold Ones: The LawyersEllen McKayEpisode: "In Defense of Ellen McKay"
1971ColumboBeth ChadwickEpisode: "Lady in Waiting"
1972Astronaut, TheThe AstronautGail RandolphTV movie
1972Poet GameDiana HowardTV movie
1972Marcus Welby, M.D.Judy GrahamEpisode: "Please Don't Send Flowers"
1972Bold Ones: The New Doctors, TheThe Bold Ones: The New DoctorsJanice MorrowEpisode: "An Inalienable Right to Die"
1973ShowdownKate Jarvis
1973TrappedElaine MooreTV movie
1974Double SolitaireBarbara PotterTV movie
1974Midnight Man, TheThe Midnight ManLinda Thorpe
1974Barnaby JonesKaren Maybury / 'Leila Evanston'Episode: "Woman in the Shadows"
1974Airport 1975Helen Patroni
1975Night MovesEllen Moseby
1975Apple Dumpling Gang, TheThe Apple Dumpling GangMagnolia Dusty Clydesdale
1975BabeMildred 'Babe' Didrikson ZahariasTV movie
1976McNaughton's DaughterLaurel McNaughtonTV movie
1976Amelia EarhartAmelia EarhartTV movie
1979Murder by DecreeMary Kelly
1979North Avenue Irregulars, TheThe North Avenue IrregularsAnne Woods, the Church Secretary
1979City on FireDiana Brockhurst-Lautrec
1979Promises in the DarkFran Koenig
1980Double NegativePaula West
1980Jimmy B. & AndréStevieTV movie
1981Choice, TheThe ChoiceKay ClementsTV movie
1981Nobody's PerfectCarol
1981Sherlock HolmesMadge LarrabeeTV movie
1982Porky'sCherry Forever
1982Maid in AmericaCatherine AbelTV movie
1983–1989WebsterKatherine Calder-Young Papadapolis150 episodes
1991Murder, She WroteMeredith HellmanEpisode: "Moving Violation"
1994Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa StoryMuriel MulliganTV movie
1994Tonya & Nancy: The Inside StoryLaVona HardingTV movie
1995Butterbox BabiesLila Young
1996Toe TagsTV movie
1998–2000Emily of New MoonElizabeth Murray17 episodes


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