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Susan Harrison, Actress in 'Sweet Smell of Success,' Dies At Age 80

Updated On 17 Apr, 2019 Published On

Susan Harrison, the veteran actress best known for portraying Susan Hunsecker opposite Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster in the 1957's drama Sweet Smell of Success, has died. She was 80.

Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Darva Arellano. Darva told The Hollywood Reporter that her mom passed away on March 5 at a nursing facility in North Hills, California.

She also took to Instagram to detail the passing of her mother and pay tribute to her.

Alongside a black and white photo of Susan, she wrote,

She was an amazingly talented and highly trained actress who started acting on Broadway and became a bona fide movie star. She had many titles, but to me she was my sweet Mom, and there will never be another like her.

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I am devastated to share that my lovely mother, Susan Harrison, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on March 5, 2019. I am heartbroken...she was my heart, my anchor, my unfailing supporter and the best Granny ever to my son Cassius and my niece and nephew Naomi and Chase. She lived an amazing life and made friends wherever she went with her kindness, intelligence and great wit. She was the most beautiful and elegant woman I have ever seen, and remained beautiful to the day she died. Last but not least she was an amazingly talented and highly trained actress who started acting on Broadway and became a bona fide movie star. She had many titles, but to me she was my sweet Mom and there will never be another like her. Susan Harrison 8/26/1938-3/5/2019 RIP IMDB and wiki link in my bio #mom #mama #granny #grannysue #susanharrison #moviestar #actress #broadway #sweetsmellofsuccess #thetwilightzone #thecavedwellers #bonanza #beauty #lovedalways

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Key Witness, the 1960's mystery drama film, was the only big screen the actress appeared on after the Sweet Smell of Success.

As for the television appearance, Harrison was starred in Twilight Zone episode "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" in 1961.

In addition to her daughter Darva, she is survived by son D.H. and grandchildren Naomi, Chase and Cassius.

Rest In Peace Susan Harrison!

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