Jacqueline  Susann

Jacqueline Susann

Female 1918 - 1974  (56 years)    Has 2 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Jacqueline Susann 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 20 Aug 1918  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Sep 1974  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I480891  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 

    Father NN Susann 
    Mother NN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F192238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Carole Landis,   b. 1 Jan 1919, Fairchild Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4-5 Jul 1948, Brentwood Heights, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Coco Chanel,   b. 19 Aug 1883, Saumur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1971, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1959 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Eddie Cantor,   b. 14 May 1892, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1964, Beverly Hills Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married
    • Cantor hired her for his touring play Banjo Eyes but when Cantor's wife discovered their affair, he quit the play -- leaving Jackie without a job or a lover.
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Irving Mansfield,   b. 23 Jul 1908,   d. 25 Aug 1988, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1939 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Joe E. Lewis,   b. 12 Jan 1902, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1971, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1942 
    • Jacqueline fell so hard for Joe E. that she sent a Dear John letter to Irving (who was in the service at the time) asking for a divorce. The letter said: "When we were at the Essex house and I had room service and I could buy all my Florence Lustig dresses, I found that I loved you very much, but now that you're in the army and getting fifty-six dollars a month, I feel that my love has waned." When Joe E. learned that Jackie was separated and very intent on marriage he applied for a USO position and was sent to New Guinea.
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 George Jessel,   b. 3 Apr 1898, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1981, Los Angeles Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Walter Davis Pidgeon,   b. 23 Sep 1897, East St. John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1984, Santa Monica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 J.J. Schubert 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 9 Vinton Freedley,   b. 5 Nov 1891, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1969, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1918 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1974 - New York City, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • an extraordinarily successful writer who turned her dynamic charm, chutzpah, and personality into a formidable marketing machine. Despite a less than spectacular career as an actress, singer, and playwright, she never lost confidence in herself. Blessed with sensual looks and unbounded confidence, Susann went from unknown to the best selling author of the 1960s. Her marriage to public relations/publicity guru Irving Mansfield was a a union of great advantage. Their only child, Guy, was born autistic. Despite a stormy life together, marked by her constant affairs, Mansfield was devoted to his wife. Her scandalous private life included passionate involvement with Ethel Merman, the basis for Helen Lawson in "Valley," and numerous actors and writers. After her mastectomy, she apparently ended her philandering, but became even more determined to find fame. By the time of her death, she had become one of the cultural icons of the 1960s and had set numerous publishing records.
      Was Arlene Francis' understudy in the original Broadway production of Clare Boothe's "The Women".
      Measurements: 34-27-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
      Referenced by name in Los Angeles punk band X's song "Adult Books".
      Her first novel, "Valley of the Dolls", was the top selling novel of 1966. It has sold over ten million copies to date.


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