Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Litchfield, CT 06759

Susan Saint James

Actress, Humanitarian


Susan Saint James is known as the star of the 1980’s comedy series “Kate and Allie”, and probably best known for her role as Rock Hudson’s wife in “McMillan and Wife” and her role as Peggy Maxwell in the late 1960’s television series  “Name of the Game” for which she received an Emmy Award. She also did several motion pictures  In recognition of this body of her work she received her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.


Ms. Saint James has an early and long involvement with The Special Olympics, which began in California in 1972 and has continued with Connecticut Special Olympics since 1983 when she moved to Connecticut.  She has served in some capacity on the board of Connecticut Special Olympics ever since.  She has served as an executive member of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Connecticut working closely with 90,000 volunteers.  She continues as an advisor, volunteer, fundraiser and cheerleader for The Special Olympics World Games, including  2007 in Shanghai, China and USA Games in New Jersey and Washington

Ms. Saint James has been honored with many awards for her contributions to the State of Connecticut and for her work with Special Olympics. She has received five honorary doctorates from Connecticut colleges and universities, and has been inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.


Susan is a long time member of The Litchfield Garden Club and is a Connecticut Master Gardener.


Susan has been married for nearly 38 years to Dick Ebersol, the Chairman of NBC Sports and Olympics from 1989 to 2011.  Together they have four children.  Their 5th child, their fourteen year old son, Teddy, died in a family plane crash in Colorado Nov 28, 2004.  Dick and Susan are blessed with six grandchildren, SO FAR!



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