Before revitalizing her career in 1986 with the independent feature film Echo Park and a return to mega television exposure with L.A. Law, Susan Dey was featured in the 1984 TV movie Love Leads the Way. This emotional recounting of the early days of seeing eye dogs and the rights of blind people was a Disney Channel original and starred Timothy Bottoms as guide dog pioneer Morris Frank. Love Leads the Way, inexplicably, has failed to surface officially on DVD (as of 2013...hopefully this will be rectified!) despite the high probability that a nostalgic item like this would sell well. Regardless, it is wonderful to see Susan Dey in a period piece (this one is set in the late 1920s).
Over the course of her three decade career in show business, Susan Dey was interviewed many times. Some interviews have probably been long forgotten, though others still exist and can be seen today. Susan Dey interviews with obnoxious chat-show hosts David Letterman and Rosie O'Donnell (Dey was on Rosie's show twice) are two of the most popular examples.
In December of 1977, Susan Dey was interviewed by both Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin (presumably related to her breakthrough role in the movie First Love that year). In 1989, Dey appeared on CBS This Morning and in 1993 she did Good Morning America. 1991 saw the actress as a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show. Many more televised interviews likely exist and hopefully one day fans will have greater access to them!
In 1986, Susan Dey starred in the fantastic film Echo Park where she played a single mother who tries her hand at stripping to make some extra money. The movie helped to jump-start Susan Dey's career in the mid-'80s and features a great performance from the gorgeous actress.
Here are some assorted promotional images of Susan Dey for the movie (watch out for the last one...it may be inappropriate for younger viewers!):