When it comes to acting, Susan Ker Weld popularly known as Tuesday Weld is a pro, a charmer, and a wonderful performer when playing unique roles in movies. She is so gifted that she would make anyone watching her movies fall in love with her from the very beginning. Weld has become a household name and a prominent figure in the American film industry.
Who is Tuesday Weld? Biography
Tuesday Weld is a popular American actress and model, best known for her unparalleled impact in the American film industry. She has featured in numerous movies including Naked City, Pretty Poison, Play it as it Lays, The Rainmaker, The Winter of our Discontent, Once Upon a Time in America just to mention a few.
Before she came into the limelight, Weld worked as a model so she could support her family. She made her first screen appearance at the age of twelve featuring in the 1956 drama titled The Wrong Man. The gorgeous actress has received several awards including Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and BAFTA Awards for her outstanding roles in movies since the inception of her acting career.
Tuesday Weld was born as Susan Ker Weld in New York City, United States on August 27, 1943. She has two older siblings named Sarah King Weld and David Balfour Weld. Weld lost her father Lathrop Motley Weld when she was three years old and was raised along with her siblings by their mother Yosene Balfour Ker, the daughter of artist and life illustrator named William Balfour Ker.
Following the enormous difficulties faced by Weld and her family, her mother made her start modelling so she could help support her family. She was doing so well as a model and later on, she officially adopted the name ‘Tuesday’ which is an extension of her childhood nickname ‘Tu Tu’ in October 1959. Tuesday also graduated from Hollywood Professional School in 1960
Furthermore, the amazing star also made her way into acting and when she was twelve years old, she made her first screen appearance in the Alfred Hitchcock’s crime drama titled The Wrong Man in 1956. She also featured in a musical titled Rock Rock Rock alongside Connie Francis, Alan Freed, Chuck Berry and Frankie Lymon. As a youngster, she faced a lot pressures from her family which resulted in a nervous breakdown at the age of nine and a suicide attempt at the age of twelve.
Tuesday Weld landed a contract with 20th Century Fox following her brilliant role in the movie titled Rally Round The Flag Boys in 1958. She went on to star in other Fox movies including The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis for which she won the Golden Globe Awards for Most Promising Newcomer Actress in the same year.
Her Rise to Prominence
The amazing actress rose to fame when she starred in the 1965 movie titled The Cincinnati Kid, the movie was a big hit at the time and after the successful completion of the movie, Weld was able to land bigger roles in subsequent movies. She also starred in other television films including Reflection of Murder in 1975, Looking for Mr Goodbar in 1977, Who’ll Stop the Rain in 1978 and Serial in 1980.
In the ‘90s, she appeared in Falling Down in 1993, Feeling Minnesota in 1996, Investigating Sex and Chelsea Walls in 2001.
Talking about her personal life, the iconic actress has been married for three times and also divorced three times. She married Claude Harz, a screenwriter with whom she had a daughter named Natasha Harz in 1965. They welcomed their daughter on August 26, 1966. However, their marriage lasted for about five years before they went their separate ways in 1971.
Later on, she married a British actor, comedian, and musician named Dudley Moore in 1976 and they also divorced four years later. Dudley and Weld had a son named Patrick Moore who is an established actor, director, and editor in the Hollywood.
Five years after her divorce from Dudley, she married an Israeli concert violinist and conductor named Pinchas Zukerman. The couple was married for thirteen years and finally divorced in 1998. They didn’t have any kids from the marriage.
Since her last marriage ended in divorce as well as the previous two, the amazing actress has not married again. She continued to live her life as a single lady to date and there’s not much information about her subsequent relationships.
Where is She Now?
Wondering where she is at the moment? Well, after she sold her beach house in Montauk and her Manhattan home, Tuesday Weld went to Colorado where she has been living quietly. During her 70th birthday, there were speculations that the famous actress suffered from bipolar disorder and has been under the care of her daughter, Natasha.
However, they were mere speculations and nothing much has been heard from her ever since. Many of her fans have always wanted her to appear at film festivals as well as movie fan shows but the actress would unexpectedly turn down the offer at the last minute. Weld is also not active on social media platforms; she has kept her life under the curtains.
Quick Facts about Tuesday Weld
Birth name: Susan Ker Weld
Date of birth: August 27, 1943
Birth City: New York City, United States
Birth sign: Virgo
Education: Hollywood Professional School
Profession: Actress, Model
Marital Status: Divorced
Spouse (s): 3 Claude Harz (1965 – 1971), Dudley Moore (1975 – 1980), Pinchas Zukerman (1985 – 1998)
Children: 2 (Patrick Moore and Natasha Harz)
Weight: 63.5 kg
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Body measurements: 36-23-35 inches
Net Worth: $5 million.