Why Is Susan Flannery Famous?


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Susan Flannery is famous as a television actress with a long history of acting in soap operas. Her best-known roles were as Stephanie Forrester in "The Bold and the Beautiful" and as Dr. Laura Horton on "Days of Our Lives." She also appeared in several movies.

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Susan Flannery's role in "The Bold and the Beautiful" began with the debut of the show in 1987 and lasted until 2012. During her run with the show, she earned three Daytime Emmy awards for Best Actress in 2000, 2002 and 2003. She also won a Daytime Emmy for her role on "Days of Our Lives" in 1975. Along with her Daytime Emmy awards, she won a Golden Globe in 1975 for New Star of the Year - Actress and received nominations for several Director's Guild awards for directing episodes of "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Her movie career began in 1965 with the film "Guns of Diablo," but her best-known role on the big screen was as the character Lorrie in "The Towering Inferno." Most of her career was spent on TV and included appearances in several TV movies and guest appearances on popular TV shows such as "Ben Casey," "Dallas" and "Hope and Faith."

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