Dey: American actress
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Tribute to David Cassidy and Susan Dey
little kid pointed at me and said, 'You look disgusting!' That
was the first time I thought maybe I did. I decided I'd better
start eating. I'm just thankful that I made it though with
relatively few scars.
~ Susan Dey
Dey (born December 10, 1952) is an American actress, known
primarily for her roles in film and television. Her most
prominent parts came as elder daughter, Laurie Partridge, on the
1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, and as Grace Van Owen, a
California Assistant District Attorney and judge on the dramatic
series, L.A. Law, a role she played from 1986 to 1992.
was born Susan Hallock Smith in Pekin, Illinois, the daughter of
Gail (née Dey), a nurse who died of pneumonia when Dey was
eight years old, and Robert Smith, a newspaper editor. She
adopted her mother's maiden name as her professional name. She
graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York.
was a model before starring as Laurie Partridge in the television
series, The Partridge Family, from 1970–1974. She was 17
years old when she won the part and had no previous acting
was critically hailed for her starring role in the TV series,
L.A. Law, as Grace Van Owen and earned a Golden Globe Award as
"Actress In A Leading Role – Drama Series" for
the role in 1987. Dey was nominated four more times the following
four years. She was also nominated for the Emmy Award for
"Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" for this
role in 1987, 1988, and 1989.
was married to Lenny Hirshan from 1976-1981. They had one
daughter, Sarah Hirshan (born 1978). Dey has been married to her
second husband, television producer Bernard Sofronski, since
1988. She serves as a board member of the Rape Treatment Center
at UCLA Medical Center and co-narrated a documentary on campus
rape with her L.A. Law co-star, Corbin Bernsen.
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