75-year-old Susan Anspach passed away in her Los Angeles home on Monday, April 2. According to online reports, she passed away due to coronary failure. This beloved actress was known for being a loving mother and wonderful performer.
Born on November 23, 1942 in New York City to a secretary/singer and a factory worker, it was always clear that she was meant to be on the stage. After graduating from William Cullen Bryant High School in 1960, she went on to attend the Catholic University of America where she studied music before moving into drama.
Her acting career began in off-broadway plays such as “A View From The Bridge,” “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” and “The Journey of the Fifth Horse.” She also performed as Sheila in the off-Broadway production of “Hair” before it’s move to the Great White Way.
Her film debut came in 1970, when she played Beau Bridges’ sister in “The Landlord” but the piece that is recognized as her breakout role came when she starred alongside Jack Nicholson in “Five Easy Pieces.” This was only the beginning of her career, and it was sure to be a bright one.
She went on to work in multiple other films and television shows, including “The Big Fix,” “Blume in Love,” “Running,” “Montenegro,” and even “Murder, She Wrote.” Overall, she worked on 19 different featured movies, eight television movies, and also starred in two television series!
Her life wasn’t all about work though, in 1970, she married fellow actor Mark Goddard. Together, they had one son, Caleb Goddard in 1970. Unfortunately, the marriage was not meant to last and they divorced in 1978. She went on to have her daughter, Catherine Goddard, with Steve Curry.
Please keep her beloved children in your thoughts and prayers tonight as they are faced with this horrible loss. She was a kind and loved woman, and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
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