Susan Harris

Susan Harris, producer, creator and writer for "Soap," began her brilliant career when, in her own words, "I was sitting watching a lot of television programs one night and thought, 'I can do that.'"

And that is precisely what Ms. Harris did. Instead of watching television one evening, she sat down and started writing her first television script in longhand. Within a short time Susan had her first paycheck.

Ms. Harris not only created "Soap" but "Loves Me, Loves Me Not" and "Fay." She also has written for "Maude" and "All in the Family."

She enjoys writing comedy because, she says, "Really good comedy can be very, very serious. It contains elements of tragedy. I look at the world with a sense of humor, and this is how I write."

Born in New York City, Susan attended Cornell University and New York University. She and her son, Sam, live in Sherman Oaks, California a suburb of Los Angeles. When she has the time, Susan enjoys playing tennis, jogging and reading,

Known For


Crew Credits

The Golden Palace (1992)
Show crew as Creator
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Sep 18, 1992)
Episode crew as Writer
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Sep 18, 1992)
Nurses (1991)
Show crew as Creator
The Golden Girls (1985)
Show crew as Creator
Episode crew as Writer (9 episodes)
Benson (1979)
Show crew as Creator (158 episodes)
Soap (1977)
Show crew as Creator
Show crew as Supervising Producer
Maude (1972)
Episode crew as Writer (2 episodes)
Episode crew as Teleplay (2 episodes)
All In the Family (1971)
Episode crew as Teleplay
Episode crew as Story (2 episodes)
Episode crew as Writer