Susan Anspach Movies and Career Information
Nov 23, 1939
New York City
Susan Anspach (born November 23, 1942) is an American stage and film actress. Anspach was born in New York City and was raised in Queens, New York. She graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City in 1960. Paul Simon was a neighbor. She enrolled in the music department at the Catholic University of America. For her sophomore year she transferred to the drama department, where she appeared in the annual musical, All Systems Are Go. Anspach has a son, Caleb Goddard (born 1970). She went on to star in several Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including as the female lead in the musical Hair and an Actors' Studio play with Al Pacino. She first came to prominence opposite Jack Nicholson in the 1970 film Five Easy Pieces. Vincent Canby of The New York Times called her "one of the most charming and talented actresses in America". She is has starred off-Broadway in A View from the Bridge with Robert Duvall, Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. In her film career, Susan Anspach starred in 19 features and eight TV movies and also was featured in two series, The Yellow Rose and The Slap Maxwell Story (opposite Dabney Coleman).