Remembering Susan on what would have been her 93rd Birthday.
She started life as Edythe all those years ago
A determined little girl who wanted to show
She could make it on her own and have fame in sight
Not knowing of the battles she eventually would fight.
Hollywood beckoned and she was on her way
To a better life there so she decided to stay.
Her name was now Susan and she reached the very top
After proving without doubt she was the pick of the crop.
In 1953 she was voted "World's most popular star"
By fifty different countries, both near and afar.
How proud she would have been "HENRIETTA" in hand
To realise we all thought she was the best in the land.
What was she thinking up there on the screen
As she played many parts in scene after scene?
She took her craft so seriously, it showed in her roles
As she entered our hearts and even our souls.
Time went on and after being a wife and a mother
Little children arrived who would call her "grandmother."
The bad days were behind her or so she thought
But there was still a major battle ahead to be fought.
She was such a brave lady in her final years
And we who love her so are still shedding tears.
God Bless You dear Susan - I am really proud to say
You enrich my life immensely and Happy Birthday today.
You said it all, Trish.
Thank you Trish. That is a beautiful tribute.
I'll be thinking of Susan quite a bit throughout the day. It's really hard to believe she would have been 93 years old.
Thinking of Susan today like you all.
Thanks Trish for this beautiful and moving text.
Love to all of you on this forum
First, I want to thank Trish for a most moving and beautiful tribute in memory of Susan's 93rd birthday. I can only imagine our dear Susan smiling down on us today and thanking us for keeping her memory and birthday alive all these years. She was and still is the most talented actress I have ever known. Trish, you astound me with your love and knowledge of Susan. Her many incredible roles will always be there for us to enjoy time and again. Happy Birthday, dear lady.
Trish, your poetry is so heart warming and sincere. You said it all right here. I am sure our Susan is smiling down on you today for such a beautiful tribute.