Susan Olsen, star of “The Brady Bunch”, signing copies of Love To Love You Bradys
* 9/26/09 1:00 PM at the Santa Monica Public Library –Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA. With special guests!
* 10/4/09 11:15 AM at the Barnes & Noble table – West Hollywood Book Fair. West Hollywood, CA.
* 10/17/09 11:30 AM at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.
* 10/23/09 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Grove Drive. Los Angeles, CA.
Susan Olsen was born to act. She was the third (and final) child born to the Olsen family, and the third to go into show biz. Her older brother, Larry, was a very active child actor, best known as the kidnapped son of Doris Day and James Stewart in “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” At the tender age of fourteen months, Susan followed in the footsteps of her older brother and sisters, taking her first role in a fabric softener commercial.
At age five, Susan was chosen to sing the Monkees tune “I’m A Believer” on the “Pat Boone Show” and soon after she made her dramatic debut on a 1968 episode of “Ironside.” She did a couple of episodic television shows (“Gunsmoke” and “Julia”) and in 1969 appeared in the Elvis Presley film “The Trouble With Girls.” (Nick aficionados will want to note that the scene also features Susan’s hair-do inspiration, Anissa “Buffy” Jones.)
Susan embraces the role of Cindy Brady, and in the late ’70s, did a commercial for England’s answer to the Barbie doll, called Sindy. She also has returned for most of the Brady reunions (with the exception of “A Very Brady Christmas”) She did do a scene for the “Brady Bunch Movie,” although as with Mike Lookinland, the scene ended up on the cutting room floor.
Susan has kept herself busy over the years, primarily as a graphic designer. She was responsible for a line of awesome glow-in-the-dark Converse shoes in the mid-’80s. She was in a rock ‘n’ roll band for a while, and a radio DJ in Los Angeles. Currently, Susan is a spokesperson for sufferers of migraine headaches and tours college campuses with an informational program.