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Susan Saint James

Highest Rated:   67% Love at First Bite (1979)
Lowest Rated:   67% Love at First Bite (1979)
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Fresh out of the Connecticut College for Women, Susan Saint James secured work as a model, then talked her way into a contract with Universal Pictures. With no previous acting experience, Susan was given a co-starring assignment as magazine researcher Peggy Maxwell in Universal's made-for-TV Fame is the Name of the Game (1966). Susan would continue as Peggy in the subsequent TV series Name of the Game, which ran from 1968 to 1971 and which earned her an Emmy. During this time she also had a recurring role as kooky lady jewel robber Chuck Brown on the Robert Wagner TV weekly It Takes a Thief. Possessed of a breezy, garrulous, inquisitive quality, Susan was very much an acquired taste so far as many TV critics were concerned. Nonetheless, she achieved worldwide popularity as Sally McMillan on the TV detective series McMillan and Wife (1971-77) in which she costarred with Rock Hudson. The actress' comic skills grew sharper the longer she remained in the business; her best film appearance was as the constitutionally sloppy lady love of vampire George Hamilton in Love at First Bite (1979). In 1984, she co-starred with Jane Curtin in the single-mom sitcom Kate and Allie, which lasted until 1989. She effectively went into retirement after the end of Kate and Allie, but she did show up on an episode of The Drew Carey Show. Her off-screen pursuits have leaned towards politics, ecology and social consciousness; she has been very active in the Democratic Party, and in 1974 hosted a fund-raising telethon for the party in the company of Hubert Humphrey.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Reflections on Ice
  • Narrator
1999
No Score Yet I Take These Men
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder
  • Katherine Cross
1982
No Score Yet Carbon Copy
  • Vivian Whitney
1981
No Score Yet How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  • Jane
1980
No Score Yet S.O.S. Titanic
  • Leigh Goodwin
1979
67% Love at First Bite
  • Cindy Sondheim
1979
No Score Yet Night Cries
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Desperate Women
  • Esther Winters
1978
No Score Yet Outlaw Blues
  • Tina Waters
1977
No Score Yet What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
  • Aida
1968
No Score Yet Where Angels Go---Trouble Follows!
  • Sister Celestine
1968
No Score Yet Jigsaw
  • Ida
1968
No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game
  • Peggy Maxwell
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% Suits
2011
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Monica Bradshaw
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • Host
  • 1983
  • 1981
  • 1976

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