Susan Saint James

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 12, 2003

What is Susan Saint James doing now? I always enjoyed watching her on television and would like to see her again. Is she still acting?
—Annette H., Georgia

Best known for the role of Kate, a divorced mom on the hit 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie, Saint James is running a baby gift-basket business. The mother of five started the business in Litchfield, Conn., in 1998 with her sister and a friend. The company, Seedling and Pip, sells baskets full of classic books, lullabies, and hand-knit clothing for the birth of a baby or other special occasions. The actress, 57, was raised in northern Illinois, then began modeling as a teenager. She moved to California and television, winning an Emmy for her role on The Name of the Game. She co-starred in McMillian & Wife, with Rock Hudson, playing his spouse from 1971 to 1977. Saint James, whose movie roles included Love at First Bite, still does some acting. In 1999, she starred in a production of The Miracle Worker in Torrington, Conn. She is married to Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Sports. Saint James has been involved with the Special Olympics for 30 years.