Susan Cabot, circa 1950
July 9, 1927
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||December 10, 1986
Encino, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Martin Sacker (m. 1944; div. 1951)
Michael Roman (m. 1968; div. 1983)
Susan Cabot (July 9, 1927 – December 10, 1986) was an American film and television actress.
Born Harriet Shapiro to a Russian Jewish family in Boston, Massachusetts, Cabot led an early life filled with turmoil; she was raised in eight different foster homes. She completed her education in New York City, and found employment as an illustrator. She supplemented her income by working as a singer, and also worked in theatre.
She made her film debut in 1947, by chance when Kiss of Death was filmed in New York, and she played a bit part. She expanded her acting work into television and was seen by a Hollywood talent scout who took her to Hollywood to work for Columbia Pictures. This brief period was not successful, and she moved to Universal Studios where she was signed to an exclusive contract. After a series of roles which Cabot played mainly in "B" western films, she grew frustrated and asked to be released from her contract. She moved back to New York, where she resumed her stage career with a role in A Stone for Danny Fisher. She was invited to return to Hollywood and appeared in a few more films, including The Wasp Woman in 1960, her final film role.
In 1968, she married second husband Michael Roman with whom she had one son, Timothy Scott Roman, before divorcing in 1983. Another contemporary actor, Christopher Jones, also claims paternity of her son. Cabot was also romantically linked with King Hussein of Jordan for several years.
On December 10, 1986, Cabot's son, Timothy Scott Roman, who suffered from dwarfism and psychological problems, beat her to death in her home in Encino, California, with a weightlifting bar. He was subsequently charged with involuntary manslaughter and received a three-year suspended sentence.
|1947||Kiss of Death||Restaurant extra||Uncredited|
|1950||On the Isle of Samoa||Moana|
|1951||Enforcer, TheThe Enforcer||Nina Lombardo||Uncredited
Alternative title: Murder, Inc.
|1951||Tomahawk||Monahseetah||Alternative title: Battle of Powder River|
|1951||The Prince Who Was a Thief||Girl||Uncredited|
|1951||Flame of Araby||Clio||Alternative title: Flame of the Desert|
|1952||The Battle at Apache Pass||Nona|
|1952||The Duel at Silver Creek||Jane "Dusty" Fargo||Alternative title: Claim Jumpers|
|1952||Son of Ali Baba||Tala|
|1953||Gunsmoke||Rita Saxon||Alternative titles: A Man's Country
|1954||Ride Clear of Diablo||Laurie Kenyon||Alternative title: The Breckenridge Story|
|1957||Carnival Rock||Natalie Cook|
|1957||Sorority Girl||Sabra Tanner||Alternate titles: The Bad One
|1957||The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent||Enger||Alternative titles: Undersea Monster
|1958||War of the Satellites||Sybil Carrington|
|1958||Machine Gun Kelly||Florence "Flo" Becker|
|1958||Fort Massacre||Piute Girl|
|1958||Houseboat||Mrs. Eleanor Wilson||Uncredited|
|1958–1959||Have Gun - Will Travel||Angela
|1959||Surrender – Hell!||Delia Guerrero||Alternative titles: Blackburn's Guerrillas
|1959||The Wasp Woman||Janice Starlin||Alternative titles: The Bee Girl
|1970||Bracken's World||Henrietta||Episode: "One, Two, Three... Cry"|
- Susan Cabot
- Brettell; King, Noel; Kennedy, Damien; Imwold, Denise; Leonard, Warren Hsu; von Rohr, Heather (2005). Cut!: Hollywood Murders, Accidents, and Other Tragedies. Barrons Educational Series. p. 220. ISBN 0-7641-5858-9.
- Das, Lina. "The Final Affair of Roman Polanski's Murdered Wife Sharon Tate". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 24 March 2011.
- Barker, Mayerene (April 13, 1989). "Defendant May Be Son of Hussein, Lawyer Says : Accused of Murdering Actress Mother in '86". latimes.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
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