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Overview (2)

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Birth NameSusan Spivak

Mini Bio (1)

Susan Harris was born on October 28, 1940 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Susan Spivak. She is a writer and producer, known for Soap (1977), The Golden Girls (1985) and It Takes Two (1982). She was previously married to Paul Junger Witt and Berkeley Harris.

Spouse (2)

Paul Junger Witt (18 September 1983 - 27 April 2018) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Berkeley Harris (9 May 1965 - 1970) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (8)

Brilliant Emmy-winning television comedy writer, she either wrote or co-wrote every episode of her series Soap (1977). According to a documentary on The Golden Girls (1985), the only reason she did not take more of an active role in the production of the latter series once she created it is because she suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Her shows usually feature a character who likes to impart wisdom through stories. (The Governor on Benson (1979), Rose and Sophia on The Golden Girls (1985)).
She studied English Literature at Cornell and New York University.
She has one child with actor Berkeley Harris, Sam Harris, born in 1967, who is a world renowned author and neuroscientist whose latest book is 'Free Will' (2012).
She was inducted into the Museum of Television and Radio.
The Writers Guild of America awarded her as the recipient of its Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television in 2005.
Also created Nurses (1991), a third installment in the franchise that started with "The Golden Girls" and "Empty Nest". This series is completely located in the hospital and stars mainly nurses, but also orderlies and an administrator.
Step-sister of George Segal.

Personal Quotes (1)

A woman's worth is tied into what she looks like. At 82, Cary Grant could still be a romantic lead. But, on television, a woman over 50 is cast as an axe murderer.

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