A Letter from Susan Saint James EbersolActress

It was 1972 at the California Special Olympics State Games when I first met Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Since that time, 37 years ago I have had the privilege of working along side (although never keeping up) with Mrs. Shriver all over the world, morning until dark, on fields, in halls, in gyms, in pools, with athletes, with volunteers, with parents, with clergy, with US Presidents and World Leaders and watched in awe as she has tirelessly changed the world, not only for people with intellectual disabilities but every one of us that she has taught. She is and will always be my Role Model.

Susan Saint James Ebersol

About Susan Saint James Ebersol

Susan Saint James is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Early in her career, she performed the role of editorial assistant, Peggy Maxwell, on The Name of the Game. She starred as Rock Hudson's younger supportive wife, Sally McMillan, in a popular 1970s crime drama, McMillan and Wife, and as Jane Curtin's childhood friend, Kate McArdle, in a 1980s sitcom, Kate & Allie.

In 2008, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Saint James has been actively involved with Special Olympics since 1972. She is a former member of Special Olympics International Board of Directors. Learn more about Susan Saint James Ebersol