POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge's Susan Sarandon!
Susan Sarandon, a Pound Ridge resident, turns 69 Sunday.
Sarandon, am Academy award winner and political activist, was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Queens.
She began her career acting in soap operas, before moving on to movies.
Sarandon received her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for her performance in Atlantic City (1980). In the early 1990s, Sarandon received three more Academy Award nominations for her roles in Thelma & Louise (1991), Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and The Client (1994). In 1995, she won the award for Dead Man Walking.
Sarandon has contributed to the narration of documentary films, many of which deal with social and political issues. Sarandon is known for her active support of progressive and liberal political causes. In 2006, Sarandon received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award.