Susan Flannery

Active - 1964 - 1999  |   Born - Jul 31, 1943 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Actress Susan Flannery became a well-known name in television through no shortage of hard work. She played Dr. Laura Spencer Horton on Days of Our Lives from 1966 until 1975, gradually building up her fame and credibility until she had the recognition to score roles in major films, like 1974's The Towering Inferno. She also played Stephanie Douglas Forrester on the popular TV show Dallas during its third season, and became an original cast member of the soap The Bold and the Beautiful beginning in 1987, where she began testing her skills behind the camera, directing several episodes.

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  • Has portrayed The Bold and the Beautiful matriarch Stephanie Forrester since the show's 1987 debut.
  • A perennial Daytime Emmy favorite for her work on B&B, she won the award for Best Actress in 2000, '02 and '03. She also won in 1975 for her portrayal of Dr. Laura Horton on Days of Our Lives.
  • Her work behind the camera on B&B has also garnered her Directors Guild Award nominations.