Clip of Susan Dey in Beyond Betrayal

In the 1994 TV thriller Beyond Betrayal, Susan Dey is stalked by her obsessed ex-husband, Richard Dean Anderson. The scene in this clip depicts Susan Dey's character coming home to her boyfriend's houseboat only to discover that it has been ransacked by the evil Bradley (Richard Dean Anderson). She is even more shocked to find out what is behind a closed door!

Susan Dey: Ex-Partridge

Here's a newspaper clipping from the summer of 1992 in which former Partridge Family co-stars Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce weigh in on the possibility of a reunion. The simple answer: she says no and he says yes!

The next newspaper clipping comes from the summer of 1994 and features Susan Dey and another Partridge Family co-star, David Cassidy. David Cassidy had put out his autobiography and apparently Susan Dey didn't much care for some of things he said about her in the book. When asked how this would affect their relationship, Susan Dey responded "there is no relationship".

A little bit of press for Susan Dey in 1977

1977 was a big year for Susan Dey. She headlined her first feature film that year (First Love), starred in popular TV movie (Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night) and also returned to series television with her situation comedy Loves Me, Loves Me Not. So it's only fitting that Susan Dey get some press coverage that year...and here are two examples (you'll have to click the images to see them big enough to read them):

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Susan Dey: the "lost" performances

Let's take a look at some of Susan Dey's "lost" roles. Of course, they aren't really lost...I'm just using that term to describe the fact that I haven't seen them! Some of you probably have seen these or have these TV episodes in your private collections (I know that some of these episodes, like The Rookies and Petrocelli, are currently being sold and traded on the collector's circuit). Meanwhile, for the rest of us who haven't seen them, here's some info on a few of Susan Dey's early television guest appearances that are somewhat lesser known.

Born Free "A Matter of Survival" (originally broadcast September 23, 1974)

The Rookies "Angel" (originally broadcast February 3, 1975)

Good Heavens "A Night with Brockton" (originally broadcast May 22, 1976)

Susan Dey stars in "Gift of Life"

The Gift of Life, Susan Dey's 1982 TV movie about surrogate motherhood, has already been the subject of two minor and here. Well, here is another minor post about the made-for-television project. This time it's a pair of newspaper clippings and after reading these, you should know a great deal more about the The Gift of Life!

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Clip of Susan Dey in Love, Lies & Lullabies

Here's a clip of Susan Dey in her 1993 TV movie Love, Lies & Lullabies (also known as Sad Inheritance). In the movie, Susan Dey portrays a cocaine addicted woman who unexpectedly becomes pregnant. In this scene, she has a chat with her boss and reassures him that she will be able to keep her job and perform well (even though, unbeknownst to him, she has already decided to not fully quit doing drugs while pregnant!).

Susan Dey stages comeback in 1980

Here's a nice newspaper article about Susan Dey from 1980. As you may know, Susan Dey did not work between late 1978, following the making of Little Women and early 1980, when she co-starred with John Ritter in the TV movie The Comeback Kid. She did not work during this period because she was busy becoming a mother. That is the primary focus of this article, the combination of motherhood and an acting career.

This clipping is presented in it's original form, maintaining the same shape it had when it originally appeared in the Montreal Gazette. There are two images below and both can be clicked on if you want to see either piece full size.

Susan Dey on Family Law

In 1999, Susan Dey guest starred on an episode of Family Law called 'Holt vs Holt'. Unlike her legal show L.A. Law, where she played a attorney, on Family Law Susan Dey portrayed a victim. Her case involved her termination from a lingerie company after she had a mastectomy due to cancer.

This guest appearance by Susan Dey is in some ways quite different from much of her other work. In the bulk of the projects Susan Dey participated in throughout her 34 year career she is meant to be blatantly attractive. On this episode of Family Law, Susan Dey get a chance to play a woman who is sick. This changes the focus from her physical beauty (which many people can't seem to get past) to her acting ability, allowing her to illustrate the hardships of cancer.

Here are a few images of Susan Dey on Family Law:

Third clip of Susan Dey on Matt Helm

In this clip from the Matt Helm episode 'Die Once, Die Twice', Ellen Tanner (Susan Dey) has a jailhouse chat with Claire Kronski (Laraine Stephens).

Love & War era newspaper clippings

Here's a handful of press clipping from Susan Dey's time on the sitcom Love & War. This comedy series was supposed to keep Susan Dey in a regular television role following her departure from L.A. Law, but she left after just one season after having disagreements with creator/producer Diane English. Afterwards, Susan Dey focused her attention on TV movies, a format with which she had had much success with in the past.

Another clip of Susan Dey on Matt Helm

In the first clip from Matt Helm, we saw the incident that gets Susan Dey's character into trouble. In this scene, we see her tell her side of the story.

Clip of Susan Dey in Skyjacked

Here's a clip of Susan Dey in her first movie role, in the 1972 airplane hijacking film Skyjacked. In this scene, she gets up to use the restroom and bumps into a male friend on her way in. When she does enter the bathroom, she discovers that a terrorist has scrawled a message on the mirror. The airplane staff initially suspects her of some wrongdoing but shortly thereafter Elly Brewster (Susan Dey) has a chat with Captain O'Hara (Charlton Heston) to get things straightened out.