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Susan Gordon

Susan Lynn Gordon (July 27, 1949 — December 11, 2011) was an American child actress who appeared in films and numerous episodes of television programs such as The Twilight Zone, My Three Sons, and The Donna Reed Show. Gordon was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of film director Bert I. Gordon and his wife Flora (Lang). Susan began her career, at age eight, as a last-minute substitute for another young actress in 1958's Attack of the Puppet People, directed by her father, who subsequently directed her in three additional films — The Boy and the Pirates, Tormented (both 1960) and 1966's Picture Mommy Dead, her final film. In 1959, she acted and sang in the semi-biographical film, The Five Pennies, playing the daughter of musician, composer and bandleader Red Nichols, portrayed by Danny Kaye. On television, Gordon appeared in The Twilight Zone episode "The Fugitive", as Jenny, a child with a leg brace who befriends an alien. Other series included Gunsmoke, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, My Three Sons, The Danny Thomas Show, Route 66, Ben Casey, 77 Sunset Strip and The Donna Reed Show. On November 27, 1959, Gordon appeared in the live NBC Television broadcast of Miracle on 34th Street.

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Jul 27, 1949 In St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Easy Does It 2020-06-05
Known For
Poster of Route 66
Poster of My Three Sons
Poster of Attack of the Puppet People
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Movie Easy Does It 2020-06-05
Movie Picture Mommy Dead Susan Shelley 1966-11-02
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Betty 1962-09-20
Series The Eleventh Hour Jenny Kincaid 1962-10-03
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Movie The Boy and the Pirates Kathy/Katrina Van Keif 1960-04-13
Movie Tormented Sandy Hubbard 1960-09-22
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie The Five Pennies Dorothy Nichols - Ages 6 to 13 1959-01-01
Movie Miracle On 34th Street Susan Walker 1959-11-27
Series The Twilight Zone Jenny 1959-10-02
Movie Attack of the Puppet People Agnes 1958-04-01
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series Alcoa Theatre Unknown 1957-01-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01