Original Dean Martin Golddigger, playboy bunny (almost), Bob Hope Xmas USO tour entertainer, variety tv show and musical theater performer (over 500 productions), breast cancer survivor, professional philanthropic fund raiser, marathon runner and single parent, I have had my audiences laughing, applauding, cheering, tearing up, and yes sometimes even singing along.
I love to tell the story about my journey from Winnipeg (a prairie girl) to the bright lights of Hollywood (a starlet) to the White House to Vietnam and beyond.
NO NO NO, despite what people may think or say, I WAS NOT THAT KIND OF A GOLDDIGGER!
Let me explain, The Golddiggers were a group of young girls selected out of 1000’s of girls auditioning to be one of the 12 girls surrounding Dean Martin on his hit weekly TV Variety Show.
Little did I know we would become the world FAMOUS Golddiggers with hit record albums, our very own TV Series, be invited to go on Bob Hope’s Annual Christmas Show to entertain out troops around the world and in Vietnam, perform at all our legendary nightclubs, casinos, work alongside our great Hollywood Stars, be invited to The White House for dinner, and today even have our very own fan club!
"Her high energy, engaging, humorous and self deprecating style included wonderful stories about her 40 year career, singing and dancing alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars during the Golden Age of Variety TV, overcoming life’s many bumps along the way and achieving her dreams. From a chorus girl to a star, it was a message of optimism, courage and determination. Suzy’s journey is our journey and we all related to her. She was just great and we loved her!" -- City of Malibu Speaker Series
"An opportunity to see and hear from a true veteran of The Golden Age of Variety TV and Broadway Musicals. Her inside scoop and stories of working alongside our HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS are priceless." -- Westlake Village Women’s Club Fund Raiser
"An inspiration and captivating speaker" -- Calabasas Founder’s Room Program Director
"Not only was I entertained by Suzy but I left with a strong message of hope and resilience." — Women’s Retreat at The Oaks in Ojai
"I came to have a good time and I did! I loved Suzy’s stories which echoed with me and my life" — The Forum, Palm Desert Home Owners Association
"I wanted to be you 40 years ago, when you were a starlet, and one of those beautiful Dean Martin Golddiggers, working with all the great stars, on those memorable TV Shows, touring the country and performing in landmark venues, and traveling around the world with Bob Hope to entertain our troops on his annual USO Xmas Show. Well, you know what? I still want to be you!" — Sierra Ballroom, Palm Desert