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Susan Flannery
Los Angeles Presence
March 24, 1987 to November 26, 2012; December 7, 2012; December 10, 2012 (through a DVD Stephanie left behind)
At A Glance
Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Flannery has portrayed Stephanie Forrester, the strong-willed, manipulative but fiercely protective matriarch of the Forrester fashion dynasty, on The Bold and the Beautiful since the show's premiere in 1987.

Born and raised in New York, Susan received her BFA in Theater at Stevens College in Missouri and attended graduate school at Arizona State before arriving in Hollywood. Discovered by producer Irwin Allen, Susan made her television debut in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and shortly thereafter was offered the role of Dr. Laura Horton on Days of our Lives, a role which won her an Emmy Award during her eight-year stint.

Susan was cast as Robert Wagner's secretary and lover in the epic disaster film The Towering Inferno. Her performance won her a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Acting Debut in a Motion Picture.

Susan received an Emmy nomination for her starring role in the NBC mini-series The Moneychangers, opposite Kirk Douglas, and appeared in the television movies Women in White and Anatomy of a Seduction. In 1981, she did a ten-week stint as a devious high-powered public relations consultant in conflict with J.R. Ewing on Dallas.

Off-screen, Susan produced the cable soap opera New Day in Eden with Michael Jaffe. She is a licensed pilot and a gourmet cook. In addition, she serves as a regular director on B&B, and in 1995, was nominated for a Directors Guild Award.
TELEVISION
Hope & Faith
Laura Levisetti
2004

The Bold and the Beautiful
Stephanie Forrester
March 24, 1987 to November 26, 2012; December 7, 2012; December 10, 2012 (through a DVD Stephanie left behind)

Shaft of Love
1983

Money on the Side
Karen Gordon
1982

Dallas
Leslie Stewart
1981

Anatomy of a Seduction
Maggie Kane
1979

Women in White
Rebecca Dalton
1979

Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers
Margot Bracken
1976

Thriller
Anna Cartell
1976

Love Thy Neighbor
Trish
1973

Mannix
Martha
1973

The Green Hornet
Janet Prescott
1967

Days of our Lives
Dr. Laura Spencer Horton
1966 to 1975

Felony Squad
Stewardess
1966

The Time Tunnel
Louise
1966

Ben Casey
Elinor Cabot
1965

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
1964-1965

Death Valley Days
Jenny Hardy
1965

Slattery's People
Nancy Rossman
1964

Burke's Law
Lily's Secretary
1963

Acting Portfolio
FILM
The Towering Inferno
Lorrie
1974
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2000, 2002, 2003; for The Bold and the Beautiful)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Actress (1975; Laura Horton on Days of our Lives)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013; for The Bold and the Beautiful)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Actress (1975; Laura Horton on Days of our Lives)

Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (1977; for Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers )

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; for The Bold and the Beautiful)

Golden Globe Winner (1975)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Jersey City, New Jersey
DATE OF BIRTH: July 31, 1943
News Archives
News Archive: Emmys name Flannery Outstanding Lead Actress. [May 19, 2000]
News Archive: "Susan" debacle in Lead Actress Emmy win. [May 17, 2002]
News Archive: B&B planning on-location shoot in Europe. [Oct 28, 2002]
News Archive: Flannery picks up third Emmy for B&B role. [May 16, 2003]
News Archive: Flannery re-inks with B&B for two years [Nov 5, 2003]
News Archive: Susan Flannery mulls retirement. [Feb 18, 2008]
News Archive: Battling actors unions has Susan Flannery on the defensive. [Apr 21, 2008]
News Archive: Flannery to step behind the camera at Guiding Light. [Sep 1, 2008]
News Archive: Flannery earns B&B's only acting Emmy nomination. [May 14, 2009]
News Archive: Flannery calls latest Emmy nom a "lovely compliment." [May 14, 2009]
News Archive: Flannery, Lang, McCook and Moss mark 23 years on B&B. [Mar 25, 2010]
News Archive: B&B storyline has some worried that Susan Flannery might be exiting. [Sep 20, 2010]
News Archive: Susan Flannery informs B&B exec that she's exiting. [Aug 22, 2012]
News Archive: Stephanie to lose battle with cancer. [Oct 10, 2012]
News Archive: Flannery receives post-exit Emmy nomination. [May 1, 2013]
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