Philly Icon Suzanne Roberts Dies at The Age of 98

Philadelphia icon Suzanne Roberts dies at 98

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Suzanne RobertsPhiladelphia, PA - Philadelphia Theatre Company announced the loss of a Philadelphia cultural icon, Suzanne Roberts, at the age of 98. She will be deeply missed by the Philadelphia art scene and particularly to the Philadelphia Theatre Company, given her a deep connection with the theatre.

Philadelphia Theatre Co Mourns the Loss of Legendary Philanthropist Suzanne Roberts

Suzanne RobertsSuzanne RobertsSuzanne was known for her work as an actress, civic educator, children's therapist, broadcaster, and philanthropist. Born in the Philadelphia region, her appreciation of theatre inspired her to pursue the Stanislavski Method of acting at the Tamara Daykarhanova School of the Stage in New York.

With regular appearance's on local TV, beginning in 2001 at age 80. Roberts launched five-minute clips, "Seeking Solutions With Suzanne." The show aired on Comcast's channel CN8 and CNN Headline News for nearly two decades.

A devoted volunteer in several areas, both Roberts and her husband awarded millions of dollars to the arts - particularly theatre and dance. The Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund helps support many dance and theater companies in the region, making her one of the arts' most prominent supporters.

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