Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Susan Anspach R.I.P.

Susan Anspach, who appeared in such films as Five Easy Pieces (1970) and Play It Again, Sam (1972), died on April 2 2018 at the age of 75. The cause was heart failure.

Susan Anspach was born on November 23 1943 in New York City. Miss Anspach left home when she was 15 years old later attended  the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.on a full scholarship. Initially majoring in music, she switched to drama in her second year there. She made her professional debut in the play Pullman Car Hiawatha at a summer theatre in Maryland. She made her debut on stage in New York City in an Off Broadway production of A View From the Bridge. She made her television debut in an episode of The Patty Duke Show in 1965. That same year she appeared in an episode of The Defenders.

In the Sixties she appeared on Broadway in And Things That Go Bump in the Night and Lovers. On television she guest starred on The Nurses and Judd for the Defence. She made her film debut in The Landlord and that same year appeared in Five Easy Pieces.

In the Seventies she guest starred on the TV shows Love Story, McMillan & Wife, Rosetti and Ryan, and Visions. She appeared in the films Play It Again, Sam (1972), Blume in Love (1973), The Big Fix (1978), and Running (1979). In the Eighties she was a regular on the TV shows The Yellow Rose and The Slap Maxwell Story. She guest starred on The Hitchhiker; Empty Nest; and Murder, She Wrote. She appeared in the films Montenegro (1981), Misunderstood (1984), Blue Money (1987), Heaven and Earth (1987), Into the Fire (1988), The Rutanga Tapes (1989), Blood Red (1989), and Back to Back (1989). She later appeared in the TV movies Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994) and Dancing at the Harvest Moon (2002), and the feature films American Primitive (2009) and Inversion (2010).

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