Susan King

Writer

Susan King is a former entertainment writer at the Los Angeles Times who specialized in Classic Hollywood stories. She also wrote about independent, foreign and studio movies and occasionally TV and theater stories. Born in East Orange, N.J., she received her master's degree in film history and criticism at USC. She worked for 10 years at the L.A. Herald Examiner and came to work at The Times in January 1990. She left in 2016. 

Recent Articles

  • Old Hollywood's Lew Ayres served his country as a conscientious objector

    Old Hollywood's Lew Ayres served his country as a conscientious objector

    Mel Gibson’s acclaimed World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” tells the fact-based story of Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor after saving 75 men at the Battle of Okinawa without using a gun. For religious reasons, the movie shows us, Doss refused to even touch...

  • Interviewing Debbie Reynolds, one of Hollywood's pluckiest stars

    Interviewing Debbie Reynolds, one of Hollywood's pluckiest stars

     Less than two years ago, I sang a duet with Debbie Reynolds.  Then 82, Reynolds was about to receive  the Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award but she was only doing minimal press; I joined her in the cozy home on daughter Carrie Fisher’s property where Reynolds lived for years. She...

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