Suzanne Somers was a prominent figure in the American entertainment and business industry. A multi-talented woman, she was an actress, author, singer and health spokesperson as well as a businesswoman. Suzanne was born on October 16, 1946, and passed away on October 15, 2023, after a long battle with cancer.
Suzanne was married to Alan Hamel and they lived together for more than 50 years before her death. She was formerly married to Bruce Somers and they had one son together, Bruce Somers Jr.
Suzanne Somers Parents: Meet Frank Mahoney, Marion Mahoney
Suzanne Somers’ parents were Frank Mahoney and Marion Elizabeth Mahoney (née Turner). Growing up, her parents played a significant role in moulding her life. Even though her parents faced challenges, their input in Suzanne’s career was undeniable.
Suzanne’s father, Frank Mahoney worked as a laborer and gardener. He later battled with alcoholism, which affected the family’s dynamics. Suzanne recalled that her father verbally abused and embarrassed her when he turned alcoholic. Despite the challenges, Suzanne recalled her father’s love for music and his ability to make people laugh.
Suzanne’s mother, Marion Mahoney worked as a medical secretary. She provided stability and support for her children. Suzanne admired her mother’s strength and acknowledged her for inculcating a strong work ethic and a belief in self-reliance.
The family is of Irish-American Catholic background. Suzanne often spoke of her fond memories of family gatherings and the importance of her heritage.