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

  • Shirley MacLaine talks about Oscars, Robert Osborne and her new film

    Shirley MacLaine talks about Oscars, Robert Osborne and her new film

    Shirley MacLaine is on a roll. She became a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook when she appeared at last month’s Oscars with Charlize Theron. Earlier this year, she received the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Career Achievement Award and this month was honored at the Texas Film Awards in Austin...

  • Classic Hollywood: Pam Grier blazed the trail for women action heroes

    Classic Hollywood: Pam Grier blazed the trail for women action heroes

    Pam Grier was a struggling UCLA film student in the late 1960s when she got an intriguing offer. To pay for school she was working part time as a switchboard operator at a casting agency. An agent told her that producer Roger Corman was looking for an actress. Corman’s New World Pictures was one...

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