Susan Kohner

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Susan Kohner (born November 11, 1936 in Los Angeles , California ) is an American actress .


Susan Kohner was born in Los Angeles to the Mexican actress Lupita Tovar . Her father was the agent Paul Kohner , who looked after Lana Turner , among other things . After a few minor roles, Kohner received the Golden Globe Award for Best Young Actress in 1959 for the film Jazz-Ecstase alongside Sal Mineo . A year later, she became known to a wide audience through her appearance as the fair-skinned daughter of an African American in Douglas Sirk's melodrama As Long As There Are People , which earned her again a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress . Subsequent offers were unsatisfactory, however, and Susan Kohner retired from the big screen in 1964 after she was again nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her role as Martha Freud in John Huston's biography Freud .

From 1964 until his death in 2002 she was married to the fashion designer and author John Weitz . The two sons of Susan Kohner and John Weitz, Paul and Chris Weitz , are in the film business like their mother used to be.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1955: To Hell and Back (To Hell and Back)
  • 1956: The last car (The Last Wagon)
  • 1959: As long as there are people (Imitation of Life)
  • 1959: The fisherman of Galilee (The Big Fisherman)
  • 1960: Fruits of a Passion (All the Fine Young Cannibals)
  • 1961: And the Night Will Be Silent (By Love Possessed)
  • 1962: Freud (Freud - The secret passion)
  • 1963 The Nurses (series)
  • 1963: Going My Way (series)
  • 1963: Temple Houston (series)
  • 1964: Rawhide (series)
  • 1964: Channing (series)

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