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Susan Backlinie

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Birth
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Death
11 May 2024 (aged 77)
Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes scattered at sea. Add to Map
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Actress. She was best known to film viewers as Chrissie, the first shark attack victim in the popular 1975 film "Jaws." Born Susan Jane Backlinie, she performed as a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, a tourist attraction on Florida's west coast, before moving to California, where she began working in the film industry. She made her acting debut in the 1975 Steven Spielberg film "Jaws," where she had the iconic role of the first victim of the man-eating great white shark. She appeared in such films as "1941" and "Day of the Animals." In 1976, she made her television debut in "The Quest." Her later television credits would include such series as "Quark" and "The Fall Guy." Along with being a stuntwoman specializing in swimming work, she was also an animal trainer. In her later life, she worked as a computer accountant in Ventura, California. She died of a heart attack at age 77 in 2024.

Actress. She was best known to film viewers as Chrissie, the first shark attack victim in the popular 1975 film "Jaws." Born Susan Jane Backlinie, she performed as a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, a tourist attraction on Florida's west coast, before moving to California, where she began working in the film industry. She made her acting debut in the 1975 Steven Spielberg film "Jaws," where she had the iconic role of the first victim of the man-eating great white shark. She appeared in such films as "1941" and "Day of the Animals." In 1976, she made her television debut in "The Quest." Her later television credits would include such series as "Quark" and "The Fall Guy." Along with being a stuntwoman specializing in swimming work, she was also an animal trainer. In her later life, she worked as a computer accountant in Ventura, California. She died of a heart attack at age 77 in 2024.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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