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Happy Birthday To Pound Ridge's Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge’s Susan Sarandon.

Sarandon, who owns a house in Pound Ridge, turns 71 on Wednesday.

Sarandon, an actress, was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Jackson Heights, Queens. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film "Dead Man Walking" and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the 1994 film "The Client."

Sarandon began her career in the 1970 film "Joe." She has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress: "Atlantic City" (1980), "Thelma & Louise" (1991), "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992), "The Client" (1994) and "Dead Man Walking" (1995). Her other films include "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), "Pretty Baby" (1978), "The Hunger" (1983), "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987), "Bull Durham" (1988), "White Palace" (1990), "Little Women" (1994), "Stepmom" (1998), "Igby Goes Down" (2002), "Enchanted" (2007), "The Lovely Bones" (2009) and "Arbitrage" (2012). On television, she has received five Emmy nominations.

She is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes. She was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006. In 2010, Sarandon was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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