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Date Of BirthMarch 11, 1952
FactDaughter, Sarah, born 27 March 1980.

Susan Richardson is an American actress, best known for her role as Samantha Jackson on the ABC sitcom Eight Is Enough. She was born on October 23, 1947 in New York City, the daughter of Sylvia (née Rabinowitz) and Benjamin Richardson. Her father was a businessman and her mother was a homemaker. She has two older sisters, Barbara and Beverly. Richardson was raised in the Jewish faith. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.

After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Richardson made her television debut in an episode of The Odd Couple in 1971. She guest-starred on several popular television shows in the 1970s, including The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Charlie’s Angels. In 1977, she landed the role of Samantha Jackson on Eight Is Enough. The show was a ratings success and ran for five seasons.

Richardson appeared in all 114 episodes of the series. After the show ended, she guest-starred on several television shows and made occasional television movie appearances. In the 1990s, she retired from acting and became a real estate agent. Richardson has been married three times. Her first husband was actor Gary Lockwood, whom she married in 1969.

The couple divorced in 1971. Her second husband was businessman Ronald Goldman, whom she married in 1977. The couple divorced in 1982. Her third husband is real estate developer Steven Udvar-Hazy, whom she married in 1985. The couple has two children together.

Richardson has a net worth of $5 million.

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Full NameSusan Richardson
Date Of BirthMarch 11, 1952
Height1.7 m
EducationCoatesville Area High School


MoviesAmerican Graffiti
TV ShowsEight Is Enough

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1[Interview with The National Enquirer, July 2014] I don't want to complain too much, but I've had more than my share of problems. But I survived, just like I always do.


1Working as a caregiver at a retirement home in Pennsylvania. [2000]
2Claims that in the 1980s, she was held hostage in Korea by filmmakers who tried to kill her. She now says that the disbelief of others in Hollywood is what ruined her career because she could not find work.
3In 1999, she suffered a nervous breakdown, and was hospitalized and placed on suicide watch. She was later released, and has now fully recovered.
4Daughter, Sarah, born 27 March 1980.




An Eight Is Enough Wedding1989TV MovieSusan Bradford
Soldiers of Innocence1987Sister Elizabeth
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion1987TV MovieSusan Bradford
One Day at a Time1982TV SeriesEloise
CHiPs1979-1982TV SeriesSnow Pink / Susan Richardson
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesEllen
The Love Boat1981TV SeriesEmily Parker
Eight Is Enough1977-1981TV SeriesSusan Bradford Susan Bradford Stockwell
The Runaways1979TV SeriesKathleen Randolph
The McLean Stevenson Show1977TV SeriesSharlene
A Star Is Born1976Groupie in Limousine (uncredited)
Happy Days1975TV SeriesCarol Danson
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV SeriesMarlene Hollander
Nakia1974TV SeriesNancy
American Graffiti1973Judy


Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Super Password1987TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Password Plus1980-1981TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Dance Fever1979-1981TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1978-1981TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
CHiPs1980TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars IX1980TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Hour Magazine1980TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Mike Douglas Show1979-1980TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself - Co-Host
Chain Reaction1980TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Family Feud1978-1979TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
All-Star Family Feud Special1978TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant

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Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself

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