Birth Name: Suzanne Somers
Birth Place: San Bruno, California, USA
Born Suzanne Marie Mahoney in San Bruno, CA on Oct. 16, 1946 to parents Frank and Marion Mahoney, Somers' early years were marked by sadness. Her father was an abusive alcoholic, which left her in constant fear of being killed or hurt by him. On top of that sad existence, she struggled with her studies due to the crippling learning disorder of dyslexia - at a time when there was no real understanding, other than being called "stupid" or "slow." But a role in a high school production of "Guys and Dolls" offered her a bright new direction, resulting in a music scholarship to a Catholic college in California. Unfortunately, due to the then prudish times, she was forced to drop out after becomin...
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