Birth Name: Suzanne Rogers
Birth Place: Midland, Maryland, United States
Born to perform – originally, dance — Suzanne Cecelia Crumpler changed her name professionally to Suzanne Rogers. She was inspired by the late Ginger Rogers.
The Colonial Heights, Virginia native first expressed an interest in dance as a child and began taking lessons at age two. When she was 17, she relocated to New York, where she landed a job as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. Rogers also began performing in the Broadway musicals Coco, Hallelujah Boy, and Follies.
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In 1973, Rogers headed to California and began studying at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. A few months later, she auditioned for and won the role of Maggie on Days of Our Lives when then executive producer Betty Corday deemed her perfect for the part.
The actress was forced to leave the soap briefly in 1984, upon being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. She returned a year later, at which point her character was diagnosed with the same illness, a story turn Rogers suggested.
Rogers lives in Los Angeles with her mother, Edna.
- Once performed as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall
- Auditioned for the Days of Our Lives role of Maggie on Friday the 13th.
- Susan Flannery, Laura on Days at the time, urged producers to hire Rogers.
- The first scene she filmed was with John Clarke, who played Mickey.
- Is dyslexic.
- Won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 1979 for her role as Days’ Maggie
- Portrayed Maggie in the TV movie, Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story in 1995
- She likes to get to work early to work on her part.
- Favorite storyline over the years was the Red Shoes storyline in 1974.
- She is the longest running cast member on Days of Our Lives.
- Peter Crumpler – Father
- Edna Crumpler – Mother
- Loretta Crumpler – Sister
- Sam Groom – Ex-husband
Suzanne Rogers first appeared on Days of Our Lives in August of 1973 as a beautiful redhead that convinced an amnesic Mickey Horton to seek medical treatment.
Six years later she took home an Emmy for her portrayal of the classic soap heroine, Maggie Horton.
Rogers other TV credits include Primetime classics Love, American Style, Quincy M.E., Knight Rider and Little House on the Prairie.
Suzanne Rogers Photos
Actor (5 Credits)
Days of Our Lives (TV Show)
13203 — 2017
13202 — 2017
13201 — 2017
Little House on the Prairie (TV Show)
Second Spring — 1980Molly Reardon 1980
Days of our Lives Friday (TV Show)
Days of our Lives Monday (TV Show)
Days of our Lives Wednesday (TV Show)
Guest (1 Credits)
Soap Talk (TV Show)
Days of Our Lives 40th Anniversary — 2005
Soap Talk — 2005
Subject (person only) (1 Credits)
Soapography (TV Show)
Ingo Rademacher & Melissa Reeves — 20062006