Jul. 31st, 1939
New York City, New York, USA
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Susan Flannery is an American actress and director known for her roles in the daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives.
Flannery is known for playing Dr. Laura Spencer Horton from 1966 until 1975 on Days of Our Lives, where she met writer and daytime legend William J. Bell (who would later cast her in the daytime soap he would create called The Bold and the Beautiful in 1987). She acted in feature films, including The Towering Inferno (1974) and The Gumball Rally (1976). She also acted in the primetime television series Dallas, playing Leslie Stewart during season four (1980–1981), and appeared in an ensemble cast with Kirk Douglas and Christopher Plummer in the 1976 NBC miniseries The Moneychangers.
Flannery became best known worldwide for portraying Stephanie Douglas Forrester on the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (1987–2012). She was one of the original cast members of the series, only two of whom still appear (Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook). Flannery was also a regular director on the show and was twice nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for her work. After 25 years, she decided to leave the show in 2012. In her final storyline, Stephanie Forrester lost her battle with lung cancer and died.
- Has two Labrador retrievers.
- Earned a BFA in theater from Stephens College in Missouri and did graduate work in theater arts at Arizona State University
- Resides in Santa Barbara, California.
- As she loves to travel, she and her former _"The Bold and the Beautiful" (1987)_ (qv) co-star 'Ian Buchanan (I)' (qv) once went around the world and visited Egypt, Russia and China.
- Was supposed to be made a semi-regular guest in Irwin Allen's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series (1964-1968). However, Flannery was not added to the cast but instead played Adm. Nelson's secretary in one episode and his sister in another.
- Was once a self-proclaimed "X-Phile" (only for the first few seasons).