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Date Of BirthNovember 23, 1942
SpouseSherwood Ball, Mark Goddard
FactHas a daughter (Catherine M. Curry) with Steve Curry. [1968]

Susan Anspach was born on November 23, 1942 in Queens, New York City, the daughter of Ann (née Sperling) and Samuel Anspach, a lawyer. She had a sister, Nancy. Anspach was raised in the Jewish faith. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and then studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.

Anspach’s film debut was in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). She gained prominence for her role in Play It Again, Sam (1972), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in such films as Blume in Love (1973), The Four Seasons (1981), Baby Boom (1987), and Black Rain (1989).

On television, Anspach starred in the short-lived series The City (1995) and had a recurring role on One Life to Live (2003–2004).

Anspach was married to Jack Nicholson from 1970 to 1971; they had one child together, Caleb James Goddard. She was also married to Mark Goddard from 1977 to 1981; they had one child together, Christopher Neil Goddard.

Anspach died on April 2, 2018, at the age of 75.

Net worth: $5 million

Salary: $20,000 per episode of The City

General Info

Full NameSusan Anspach
Date Of BirthNovember 23, 1942
EducationWilliam Cullen Bryant High School


SpouseSherwood Ball, Mark Goddard
ChildrenCaleb James Goddard, Catherine M. Curry
ParentsRenald Anspach, Trudy Anspach


NominationsGenie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress
MoviesFive Easy Pieces, Montenegro, Blume in Love, Play It Again, Sam, The Devil and Max Devlin, The Big Fix, Deadly Encounter, Running, Into the Fire, Dancing at the Harvest Moon, The Landlord, The Last Giraffe, Misunderstood, Gas, Cagney & Lacey: The Return, Mad Bull, The Rutanga Tapes, The First Time, ...
TV ShowsMurder, She Wrote, The Hitchhiker, The Yellow Rose, The Defenders

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1Has given acting classes to animation artists at Dreamworks in 1996. The training was intended to improve the realistic acting style of The Prince of Egypt (1998), the studio's first animated feature.
2Has a daughter (Catherine M. Curry) with Steve Curry. [1968]
3Claims the father of her son, Caleb, is Jack Nicholson, but he has not made any public statements about this. [1970]




Inversion2010/IEdna Boswell
Wild About Harry2009Martha
Dancing at the Harvest Moon2002TV MovieJulia
Candle Smoke1998ShortAngela
Cagney & Lacey: The Return1994TV MovieDeborah Nelson
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesLois Fricksey
Back to Back1989Madeline Hix
Blood Red1989Widow
Empty Nest1989TV SeriesDr. Diane Hardy
Killer Instinct1989Kate Simpson
The Legend of Wolf Lodge1988Rosalind Winfield
The Slap Maxwell Story1987-1988TV SeriesAnnie Maxwell
Heaven and Earth1987Karen McKeon
Blue Monkey1987Dr. Judith Glass
The Hitchhiker1986TV SeriesClaudia
Space1985TV Mini-SeriesElinor Grant
Gone Are the Dayes1984TV MoviePhyllis Daye
The Yellow Rose1983TV SeriesGrace McKenzie
Deadly Encounter1982TV MovieChris Butler
The First Time1982TV MovieLucy Dillon
Montenegro1981Marilyn Jordan
Gas1981Jane Beardsley
The Devil and Max Devlin1981Penny Hart
Portrait of an Escort1980TV MovieJordan West
Visions1980TV Series
The Last Giraffe1979TV MovieBetty Leslie-Melville
The Big Fix1978Lila
Mad Bull1977TV MovieChristina Sebastiani
Rosetti and Ryan1977TV SeriesBeverly Dresden
The Secret Life of John Chapman1976TV MovieWilma
I Want to Keep My Baby!1976TV MovieDonna Jo Martelli
McMillan & Wife1976TV SeriesLt. Kit Boone
For the Use of the Hall1975TV MovieTerry
Love Story1973TV SeriesLee McKinley
Blume in Love1973Nina Blume
Play It Again, Sam1972Nancy
Five Easy Pieces1970Catherine Van Oost
The Landlord1970Susan Enders
Judd for the Defense1969TV SeriesNan Dawes
The Journey of the Fifth Horse1966TV MovieMiss Gruboy / Elizaveta
The Doctors and the Nurses1964-1965TV SeriesLeora / Harriet Ravensel
The Patty Duke Show1965TV SeriesSusan
The Defenders1965TV SeriesJackie Dowling


Montenegro1981performer: "Gimme A Little Kiss"


Unzipped1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Sue Lumsden Show1979TV SeriesHerself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Braun Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One1968DocumentaryHerself - Actress Testing for Alice (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Alien X Factor1997Pamela Wood


Nominated Awards

1980GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by a Foreign ActressRunning (1979)

3rd Place Awards

1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsStar of Tomorrow, FemaleFive Easy Pieces (1970)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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