Suzan Ball

Suzan Ball
1934 - 1955
Suzan Ball  American Actress

Suzan Ball dating history


Suzan Ball was previously married to Richard Long (1954 - 1955).

Suzan Ball was in relationships with Scott Brady (1952), Anthony Quinn (1952 - 1953) and Tony Curtis.


American Actress Suzan Ball was born Susan Ball on 3rd February, 1934 in Jamestown, New York, USA and passed away on 5th Aug 1955 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 21. She is most remembered for Untamed Frontier. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Suzan Ball was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Anthony Quinn in City Beneath the Sea (1953) and Scott Brady in Untamed Frontier (1952).

Suzan Ball is a member of the following lists: 1934 births, American film actor, 1930s birth stubs and Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale).


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 2 years, 4 months - -
Dating3 1 year, 2 months 4 months, 21 days -
Total4 2 years, 4 months 10 months, 19 days 1 year, 2 months


First Name Suzan
Last Name Ball
Full Name at Birth Susan Ball
Age 21 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd February, 1934
Birthplace Jamestown, New York, USA
Died 5th August, 1955
Place of Death Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Cancer (2 years after having her leg amputated)
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School North Hollywood High School
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Untamed Frontier
Friend Mara Corday, Lucille Ball, Lori Nelson, Mary Castle, Mala Powers

Suzan Ball (born Suzanne Ball; February 3, 1934 – August 5, 1955) was an American actress. She was a second cousin of fellow actress Lucille Ball. She was married to actor Richard Long. She had her leg amputated in January 1954, as a result of both a tumor and an accident she had. She died at age 21 of cancer in 1955, after a two-year battle.

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Suzan Ball21 AquariusActress
Richard Long47 SagittariusActor
Scott Brady60 VirgoActor
Anthony Quinn86 TaurusActor
Tony Curtis85 GeminiActor


Chief Crazy Horse1955Little Fawn - aka Black ShawlMovie
City Beneath the Sea1953Venita aka Mary Lou BeetleMovie
East of Sumatra1953MinyoraMovie
War Arrow1953AvisMovie
The World in His Arms1952Movie
Untamed Frontier1952LottieMovie
Yankee Buccaneer1952Countess Margarita La RagunaMovie
Aladdin and His Lamp1952Dancing Girl (uncredited)Movie
Lux Video Theatre1950LeeTV Show

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DarkMarcDarkMarcAug 15, 2018

One of the saddest stories in Hollywood concerns the courageous beauty Suzan Ball. Even at an early age, she could turn heads. An ethereal creature with an abundance of talent and supreme courage, she fell victim to a crippling disease that cut short what was becoming an illustrious career. In the best tradition of Movieland fairy tales, the studio publicity mills called her "The New Cinderella Girl of 1952." Suzan's career was shifting into high gear but unbeknownst to anyone, Suzan ball had only three more years to live. Suzan's fade into premature obscurity took away her moment of promise and the glass slipper into another Hollywood statistic. Her dreams, her happiness and all her fairly tales were all washed away. On February 3, 1933 a baby girl was born to Howard Dale and Molly Ball of Jamestown, New York. They were of French, English and Irish descent. Susan was a second cousin to Lucille Ball. Susan's ancestary dated back to the Mayflower. She was a direct descendant of both John Alden and the first governor of Massachusetts. In 1947 the family moved to North Hollywood around the corner from Universal Studios. At North Hollywood High Susan majored in music, she became president of the school's choral group and vice-president of the girl's club. When her mother developed asthma her parents decided gto move to Santa Maria but Susan begged her parents to allow her to stay and graduate with her class in June. Susan moves to the "House Of The Se ven Garbos," the home of movie pioneer Jesse Lasky high in the hills on La Brea Avenue. The house sheltered such aspiring stars as: Ruth Roman, Leonard Nimoy, Linda Christian and Hugh O'Brien. Her friend Mary Castle who just signed with Universal took Susan to meet Universal's top talent scott Bob Raines. He knew immediately that she would be a big star. At this time Susan decided to change the spelling of her name to Suzan thinking it was more exotic. Suzan received "introducing" billing in Untamed Frontier (1952) as the scheming mistress of Scott Brady. Her notices were good and that she is most presuasive as the female menace. Meanwhile Scott Brady and Suzan had fleeting romance. She and Brady would be seen out with costar Shelley Winters at the night clubs. Suzan was an instant hit in Untamed Frontier and was next rushed into Yankee Buccaneer (1952), as a Spainsh Countess and achieved star billing along with Jeff Chandler and Scott Brady. Next Suzan was cast City Beneath The Sea (1953). The film was adventure bordered on Science Fiction, stars Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn are divers seeking treasure but finds a submerged city. While filming the movie Suzan fell deeply in love with Anthony Quinn. Her friend Mara Corday realized that Suzan was accident prone. Suzan's next film was East Of Sumatra (1953) and the first signs of her doomed illness begain to manifest itself. Suzan was rehearsing a dance number when Suzan was to drop to her knee and not exactly knowing how to land on your knee without any damaged Suzan fell with all her weight on her knee. She was treated by the studio doctor and forgot about it. While driving up to the Bershire Mountains with studio publicist Gail Gilford, their car was sideswiped by another car. Nobody was hurt and the car was slightly damaged However, when they received the jolt, the upper part of Suzan's knee struck the window crank handle of the car. She didn't think much of it at the time. At this time she meet Richard Long and they clicked right away and became inseparable. It was during the filming of Suzan's next film War Arrow (1953) that she was told by her doctor that she developed tumors on her leg. She was walking on crutches much of the time because of the throbbing pain. The doctors told Suzan that her malignancy appeared to be arrested. Suzan went on location with Long for his film Saskatchewan in Banff, Canada. When she returned to Hollywood two doctors that her leg would have to amputated. They made arrangements to get married. While preparing lunch Suzan slipped on some water and broke her leg. On January 12, 1954 Suzan's leg was amputated and on April 11, 1954 which was Palm Sunday Suzan walked down the aisle of the El Montectio Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara and married Richard Long. George Sherman who directed Suzan in War Arrow wanted her to star with Victor Mature in Chief Crazy Horse (1955), when the excutives attempted to replace Suzan with Susan Cabot, Sherman insisted its Suzan or no one else. For thios film Suzan received her best reviews. While Suzan and Long were rehearsing a "Climax" television drama Suzan collapsed and was rushed to City of Hope Hospital where it was discovered that the cancer spread to her lungs. Universal-International stood by Suzan, personally assuming all medical expenses, although legally they weren't liable. On August 5, 1955 Suzan Ball passed at the of 21 years old. Her death set off a trial wave of emotion from her friends and colleagues. After suffering several heart attacks, Richard Long died on December 21, 1974, at Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles, four days after his 47th birthday.

Jefferson72Feb 1, 2010

Yesterday, I watched the movie Chief Crazy Horse where she looked so beautiful as the Indian Black Shawl. So I looked for her and found out that this was the last film she did.

sufanDec 4, 2009

Suzan had actually a bone cancer in her leg. Some news mention even tumors in it,so using the plural. generally speaking it means an osteosarcoma, such as Ewing`s osteosarcoma impossible to cure without amputation in this time.

JulieOct 20, 2009

Did Suzan have a sarcoma in her leg?

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