Blakely's first major role was as Patty Simmons in the disaster movie The Towering Inferno.
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She received recognition for her roles in the 1974 films Report to the Commissioner and The Lords of Flatbush, played the role of Iris Crawford in the 1975 gangster biopic Capone opposite Ben Gazzara, and then gained wide popularity with her starring role in the 1976 television mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man for which she won that year's Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and an Emmy nomination from the television academy.
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The daughter of a career Army officer, Blakely first arrived in Hollywood in the early 1970s as a highly paid fashion model and then branched off into acting.
Susan Blakely born September 6, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany is an American movie actress and former fashion model..
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