American actress Natalie Trundy was lauded with critical appreciation for her very first film role as a mixed-up teenager in The Careless Years (1957). Her subsequent film roles were acceptable if not as impressive, though she worked often thanks to the influence of her producer-husband Arthur Jacobs. Given plenty of screen time as Jimmy Stewart's daughter Susan in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962), Trundy proved that her performance in Careless Years wasn't a fluke and that she seemed to have a stellar career ahead of her. But in 1962, she suffered a broken back in an auto accident, and was out of commission for several years. She made her comeback in Planet of the Apes (1969), produced by her husband, and appeared (with no undue physical strain imposed upon her) in all four Apes sequels. After the death of Arthur Jacobs in 1973, Natalie Trundy retired again, and later married an executive of the Gucci company.