Susan Bergman

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Susan Bergman
Born 1957
Birmington, Indiana
Died Barrington, Illinois
Nationality USA
Other names Susan Heche
Occupation writer, professor
Spouse Jud Bergman

Susan Bergman was an American writer, and professor literature.[1][2] Bergman, who died of brain cancer, at 48, in 2006, wrote an account of learning her father had lived a double-life, as a gay man, when he died of AIDS in 1983.[3][4]

Bergman was the older sister of actress Anne Heche.[1] The two sisters were estranged at the time of Bergman's death.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alex Witchel (2009-07-31). "Anne Heche Is Playing It Normal Now". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021-07-21. "Heche had four siblings. The eldest, Susan, also wrote a memoir about growing up with a closeted gay father, “Anonymity,” published in 1994 under her married name, Susan Bergman." 
  2. Barbara Sherlock (2006-01-02). "Susan Bergman". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2021-07-21. "Mrs. Bergman also was an editor of the anthology "Martyrs: Contemporary Writers on Modern Lives of Faith," a contributing writer to the collection "Tremor of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints" and a contributing editor to many magazines and literary publications including Books and Culture and North American Review." 
  3. Willow Green (2000-09-21). "Anne Heche Turns Author: Actress to write autobiography at 31". Empire magazine. Retrieved 2021-07-21. "Her sister, Susan Bergman, has already written a book, Anonymity, which chronicles their father's secret life and their troubled childhood." 
  4. "Susan Bergman, 48; Wrote of Her Father’s Secret Life as a Gay Man". Los Angeles Times. 2006-01-04. Retrieved 2021-07-21. "'Anonymity,' which she began as her doctoral dissertation, reflected on her past after learning in 1983 that her dying father, Don Heche, had a secret life as a gay man." 
  5. "Jud Bergman Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy magazine. 2019-10-04. Retrieved 2021-07-21. "Susan Bergman was the older sister of actress Anne Heche. At the time of her death, Heche was estranged from her sister."