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Clark as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 1975.
March 8, 1940
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Alex Karras (1980–2012; his death; 1 child)
Bob Joseph (1970–1973; divorced)
Susan Clark (born March 8, 1940) is a Canadian actress, known for her movie roles such as Coogan's Bluff, Colossus: The Forbin Project, and for her role as Katherine on the American television sitcom Webster, on which she appeared with her husband, Alex Karras.
Clark was born Nora Golding in Sarnia, Ontario, the daughter of Eleanor Almond (née McNaughton) and George Raymond Golding. Clark grew up in Toronto, Ontario, where she attended Northern Secondary School. She was one of several successful entertainers and many notable persons to have attended this school. She married Alex Karras, who became her Webster co-star, in 1980 and their daughter Katie was born the same year. They met when they costarred in the TV movie, Babe, in which she played Babe Didrikson Zaharias (for which Clark would win an Emmy in 1976), and he played her husband, professional wrestler George Zaharias. Clark and Karras remained married until his death on October 10, 2012.
Clark had leading roles in several films, including Coogan's Bluff with Clint Eastwood in 1968, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here with Robert Redford in 1969, Valdez Is Coming with Burt Lancaster in 1971, Showdown with Dean Martin in 1973, Night Moves with Gene Hackman in 1975, the disaster film Airport 1975, and another disaster film City on Fire with Barry Newman, Leslie Nielsen and Shelley Winters. In 1976, Clark starred in a three-hour made-for-television movie biography of the aviator Amelia Earhart, and her marriage to noted publisher G.P. Putnam, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress. She posed topless for Playboy in the February, 1973 issue, in a pictorial entitled "The Ziegfeld Girls: A dazzling review starring the talking pictures' own Susan Clark".
Clark played Dr. Cleo Markham in the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project, hooker Cherry Forever in Porky's (in which Alex Karras also starred), Elizabeth Murray in Emily of New Moon, Elaine Moore in the television movie Trapped and Muriel Mulligan in the 1994 television movie Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story. She also played murderer Beth Chadwick in the Columbo episode "Lady in Waiting", which co-starred Leslie Nielsen and Jessie Royce Landis.
|1968||Coogan's Bluff||Julie Roth|
|1968||Something for a Lonely Man||Mary Duren||TV movie|
|1969||Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here||Dr. Elizabeth Arnold|
|1970||Challengers, TheThe Challengers||Catherine 'Cat' Burroughs||TV movie|
|1970||Skullduggery||Dr. Sybil Greame|
|1970||Colossus: The Forbin Project||Dr. Cleo Markham|
|1971||Valdez Is Coming||Gay Erin|
|1972||Astronaut, TheThe Astronaut||Gail Randolph||TV movie|
|1972||Poet Game||Diana Howard||TV movie|
|1973||Trapped||Elaine Moore||TV movie|
|1974||Double Solitaire||Barbara Potter||TV movie|
|1974||Midnight Man, TheThe Midnight Man||Linda Thorpe|
|1974||Airport 1975||Helen Patroni|
|1975||Night Moves||Ellen Moseby|
|1975||Apple Dumpling Gang, TheThe Apple Dumpling Gang||Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale|
|1975||Babe||Mildred 'Babe' Didrikson Zaharias||TV movie|
|1976||McNaughton's Daughter||Laurel McNaughton||TV movie|
|1976||Amelia Earhart||Amelia Earhart||TV movie|
|1979||Murder by Decree||Mary Kelly|
|1979||North Avenue Irregulars, TheThe North Avenue Irregulars||Anne Woods, the Church Secretary|
|1979||City on Fire||Diana Brockhurst-Lautrec|
|1979||Promises in the Dark||Fran Koenig|
|1980||Double Negative||Paula West|
|1980||Jimmy B. & André||Stevie||TV movie|
|1981||Choice, TheThe Choice||Kay Clements||TV movie|
|1981||Sherlock Holmes||Madge Larrabee||TV movie|
|1982||Maid in America||Catherine Abel||TV movie|
|1994||Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story||Muriel Mulligan||TV movie|
|1994||Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story||LaVona Harding||TV movie|
|1995||Butterbox Babies||Lila Young|
|1996||Toe Tags||Trent's Mother||TV movie|
|1963||Sentimental Agent, TheThe Sentimental Agent||Philippa||Episode: "Finishing School"|
|1967||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Helen Silbey||Episode: "Blind Man's Bluff"|
|1967||Virginian, TheThe Virginian||Melanie Kohler||Episode: "Melanie"|
|1967||Run for Your Life||Kathryn Aller||Episode: "Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1"
Episode: "Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2"
|1969||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Ruth Ann Adams||Episode: "Hello, Goodbye, Hello"|
|1971||Bold Ones: The Lawyers, TheThe Bold Ones: The Lawyers||Ellen McKay||Episode: "In Defense of Ellen McKay"|
|1971||Columbo||Beth Chadwick||Episode: "Lady in Waiting"|
|1972||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Judy Graham||Episode: "Please Don't Send Flowers"|
|1972||Bold Ones: The New Doctors, TheThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Janice Morrow||Episode: "An Inalienable Right to Die"|
|1974||Barnaby Jones||Karen Maybury / 'Leila Evanston'||Episode: "Woman in the Shadows"|
|1983–1989||Webster||Katherine Calder-Young Papadapolis||150 episodes|
|1991||Murder, She Wrote||Meredith Hellman||Episode: "Moving Violation"|
|1998–2000||Emily of New Moon||Elizabeth Murray||17 episodes|
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