Susan Anspach as born on November 23, 1942 and was raised in Queens, New York; Paul Simon was a neighbor. According to one source, she was born in 1939 (see ]); but this is almost impossible, as she graduated from high school in 1960.
She is a critically acclaimed actress who starred off-Broadway in A View from the Bridge with Robert Duvall, Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
She went on to star in several Broadway and off-Broadway shows which included a female lead in the musical Hair and an Actors Studio play with Al Pacino.
In her film career, Susan Anspach starred in 19 features and eight TV movies, and also was featured in two series, The Yellow Rose and The Slap Maxwell Story (opposite Dabney Coleman)
Her major film credits include:
Five Easy Pieces opposite Jack Nicholson (the father of her son, Caleb Goddard) Blume in Love opposite George Segal and Kris Kristofferson Play it Again, Sam opposite Woody Allen The Big Fix costarring with Richard Dreyfuss The Devil and Max Devlin opposite Bill Cosby and Elliot Gould Running costarring with Michael Douglas Misunderstood with Gene Hackman Montenegro a foreign film, in which she was a lead star with Erland Josephson, Per Oscarrson and other Swedish actors. Vincent Canby of The New York Times, called her "one of the most charming and talented actresses in America".