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Grease Actress Susan Buckner had a Net Worth of Millions from her Acting Career and Theatrical Productions

Susan Buckner passed away peacefully on May 2, 2024 in her home Florida.

American film and television actress Susan Buckner, best known for the movie Grease, recently passed away at 72. At the time of her passing, she had an estimated net worth of $13 million.

Susan Buckner was an actress known for playing the high school cheerleader Patty Simcox in the 1978 summer blockbuster Grease.

Born on January 28, 1952, in Seattle, Washington, she first gained attention as Miss Washington in 1971.

Further, she was a top-ten finalist in the Miss America 1972 pageant, representing her hometown before starting her acting career.

Besides Grease, she appeared in TV shows like The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Love Boat, and BJ and the Bear.

We extend our deepest condolences to Susan’s family during this challenging time. Her legacy in the entertainment industry, especially her role in “Grease” continues to be celebrated by fans around the world.

Susan Bucker Earned a Significant Amount for her Contributions to the Entertainment Industry

Susan Buckner’s estimated net worth from her entertainment career was reported to be around $13 million by 2024.

Though her acting career included supporting roles in television, stage, and film, she has made a remarkable impact on the film industry.

Throughout her career, she has appeared in three movies: The First Nudie Musical (1976), Grease (1978), and Deadly Blessing (1981).

Grease was one of the highest-grossing musical films of the 1980s, from where Susan earned around $150,000 for her bubbly role.

Apart from movies, her appearances on various television shows added a subsequent amount to her overall net worth.

From 1976 to the 1980s, she played prominent roles in TV shows such as The Brady Bunch Hour, When the Whistle Blows, and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.

However, she retired early from acting in 1981 to raise her two childrens and give more time to her family.

After stepping away from acting, she dedicated her time to teaching and directing children’s theater productions and leading dance classes.

She worked as a fitness instructor at Pinecrest Elementary School in Florida for over a decade.

Additional Information

  • Susan appeared as a Golddiggers dancer and sketch performer on NBC’s The Dean Martin Show in 1973.
  • Buckner married Michael Robert Josephs, an American film and television score composer in 1979.
  • Susan had two childrens Adam Josephs and Samantha Mansfield, and four grandchildrens Oliver, Riley, Abigail and Ruby.
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