Susanne Benton

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Susanne Benton (neé Hildur; born February 3, 1948) is a Canadian actress known for her film roles as General Dreedle's WAC in Catch-22 (1970) and Quilla June Holmes in A Boy and His Dog (1975).

In 1972, she appeared in the Andy Griffith film The Strangers in 7A, credited under her birth name, Susanne Hildur. She also used that name when appearing in Barnaby Jones a year later in 1973.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Susanne Hildur was born in Canada. Her father, who raised her, was a jazz pianist.[1] Benton's mother left the family after she separated from her husband when Benton was two.[1]

She became convinced at the age of six that she would become a major star.[2] However, she also reportedly believed -- inaccurately -- that she would die before she reached her 28th birthday.[2] In adulthood, she was eventually reunited with her mother and lived for a year with her in Canada.[1] During her early roles she refused to disrobe for her parts, despite the requests of her Universal Studios bosses.[3] She often expressed the need to walk and felt unwell when she couldn't walk due to working on set.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kleiner, Dick (1967-12-08). "Costly Mistake". Star-Gazette. p. 14. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ a b Scott, Vernon (April 26, 1969), "Star is Convinced She Will Die in Six years", The Times-News, p. 10 
  3. ^ a b Heffernan, Harold (December 1, 1967), "'Iconoclast' Under-Cover Actress", The Pittsburgh Press, p. 33 
  4. ^ a b Lane, Lydia (1970-06-22). "Exercise Important to Star". The Los Angeles Times. p. 62. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  5. ^ "7:30 P.M." The Indianapolis Star. 1967-11-08. p. 23. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Advertisement". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 1969-07-10. p. 44. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ Miller, Donald (1969-07-18). "'That Cold Day In the Park' --Manor". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 12. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ Erickson, Hal (2012-08-07). Military Comedy Films: A Critical Survey and Filmography of Hollywood Releases Since 1918. McFarland. p. 390. ISBN 9780786462902. 
  9. ^ Ephron, Nora (16 March 1969). "Yossarian Is Alive And Well in the Mexican Desert". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  10. ^ Canby, Vincent (2 October 1970). "Screen: Story of a Student Filmmaker". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  11. ^ Norton, Paula (1972-11-11). "'The Devil Did It'". The Petaluma Argus-Courier. p. 4. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Friday Evening". The Press Democrat. 1973-09-30. p. 122. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Comedy". News Record. 1973-10-24. p. 79. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "7:30-9 (ABC)". The Town Talk. 1973-10-31. p. 25. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "The F.B.I." Arizona Daily Star. 1973-11-25. p. 55. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  16. ^ "6:30...ABC...The FBI". Corsicana Daily Sun. 1974-08-11. p. 31. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  17. ^ Thomas, Kevin (1975-05-15). "'Best Friends' an Odds-on Odyssey". The Los Angeles Times. p. 97. Retrieved 2017-09-12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  18. ^ Gibron, Bill (26 August 2013). "Uncle Harlan's Happy Place: 'A Boy and His Dog'". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  19. ^ Wagner, Laura (2011). Anne Francis: The Life and Career. McFarland. p. 149. ISBN 9780786486007. 
  20. ^ Stine, Scott Aaron (2003-07-08). The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s. McFarland. p. 175. ISBN 9780786415328. 

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