Susan Peretz

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Susan Peretz
Born (1940-03-02)March 2, 1940
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 27, 2004(2004-08-27) (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Breast cancer
Nationality American
Alma mater SUNY Buffalo
Occupation Actress, acting coach
Years active 1973–2004

Susan Peretz (March 2, 1940 – August 27, 2004) was an American actress, best known for her performances in film and on television. Among others, she appeared in Dog Day Afternoon, Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, and Oh, God! You Devil.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in New York City, Peretz graduated from SUNY Buffalo. She began her acting career after joining the Actors Studio, where she later served on its executive board.[1] She also founded and taught acting at the Third Street Theatre in Los Angeles' Beverly Grove District between 1989 and 2002.

She starred in the television series Babes as Darlene Gilbert, along with guest starring roles on many TV series, including ER, Murder, She Wrote, Married... with Children, L.A. Law and Cagney and Lacey.


Peretz died of breast cancer on August 27, 2004 in Los Angeles[1] which also took the life of her Babes costar Wendie Jo Sperber.



  1. ^ a b "Susan Peretz: Actress, acting coach". 2004-08-31. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 

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