Who is Tuesday Weld? She was born as Susan Ker Weld; on 27th August 1943. She is a former American actress. She started acting as a child and progressed to mature roles in the late 1950s. In 1960, she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer. Over the following decade, she founded a career characterizing dramatic roles in films.
When her father, deceased at the age of 49, the very young girl, whose name by then had somehow been changed into “Tuesday”, took over the character of the family breadwinner, which comprised her mother Yosene Balfour Ker. She came to be a successful child model, posing for advertisements and mail-order catalogs.
Her work and the burden of duty estranged her from her mother Yosene, her two elder siblings, and forced the preteen girl into adulthood. At nine years of age, she endured a nervous breakdown; at ten, she began heavy drinking; one year later, older men began exploiting her, all of which led to a suicide attempt at age twelve.
In the year1956 she debuted in the low-budget exploitation film Rock Rock Rock! and agreed to come to be an actress. After several TV appearances in New York, she went to Hollywood in 1958 and was cast for Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!, something of a breakthrough for her.
Over the next few years, Tuesday came to be Hollywood’s queen of teen, portraying mainly smart sex kittens. Her wild private life subtracted to the entertainment of her fans. Critics admitted her talent, directors approved of her professionalism, and in the late 1960s, she even managed to grow out of her child/woman image and find more demanding roles.
However, Tuesday Weld didn’t achieve first-magnitude stardom. Perhaps she was just unfortunate with her choice of jobs she turned down Lolita, True Grit, Bonnie, and Clyde among others; maybe her independence-loving mind earned her instinctively shrink back from the restraints of superstardom.
In any case, she kept on accomplishing well in films that had either not much flair or not much success. From the mid of-’70s on she focused more and more on made-for-TV films, which was ironic in that the best Once Upon a Time in America and the most prosperous Falling Down.