- Sara Dey-Hirshan is the only daughter of Susan Dey, the 70s star on The Patridge Family, and her ex-husband, Leonard ‘Lenny’ Hirshan
- The 44-Year Old had an unsuccessful acting career after her absence from the screen since her last role in 2009 on Danger Island
- Hirshan keeps her personal life under wraps but as it is she has relaunched herself in a different career away from the screen light
Sara Dey-Hirshan is another product of a celebrity union between Susan Dey and Leonard Hirshan. Like her parents, Sara set herself on a career path as an actress when she appeared in the 2009 movie titled Danger Island. While the celebrity sire could have carved her niche in the industry, her last known appearance was also in the same movie.
Her mother on the other hand remains a well-known actress, especially for her role in The Patridge Family.
It is puzzling that Sara has not been seen leading on screen after her last known role yet, it has not stopped the many speculations as to what she is up to these days.
Sara Dey-Hirshan is Susan Dey’s 44-Year-Old Only Child
Born in November 1978, Sarah Dey-Hirshan is from Los Angeles. She is the only child of Susan Dey and the second of Leonard ‘Lenny’ Hirshan’s two children. Details about her childhood remain vague, yet her mother’s early life started when she was just 17. As the story goes, her father was a newspaper editor while her mother was a nurse who sadly passed on when Susan Dey was only 8 years old.
A bright spot in the future actress and model’s life came with her father’s second marriage. Susan’s stepmother, Gail is said to have noticed her talent and she sent her and her sister pictures to a modeling agency, hence launching her career in entertainment.
Going forward, Susan Dey’s daughter had a quiet childhood away from the paparazzi. In fact, the available details of her education point to her studying at Wesleyan College going by her Facebook Bio. Outside of that, her course of study while in school is vague but going by the Wesleyan moniker of being the diversity University due to its liberal makeup, she could have studied a course in that line.
Sarah Dey-Hirshan’s Parents Are Established, Entertainers
Sara’s acting career may have ended as quickly as it began yet, other members of her family enjoyed success. Her parents who fall within the age bracket of 70 at the time of this writing had a long successful careers. Her mother, Susan Dey who is currently 70 years old launched a modeling career before discovering her acting talent after she was given the part of Laura Patridge in The Patridge Family at a time when she had never acted before.
Soon enough, that part blew her into stardom as it captured the attention of fans of the 70s sitcom which ran between 1970 and 1974. As it is, the older Dey had her moments in L.A. Law, Loves Me Loves Me Not, and a book credit as the author of Susan Dey’s Secrets on Boys, Beauty, and Popularity.
Her father, Leonard invested over sixty years as a talent manager until his death on January 31, 2014, at the age of 86. The cause of Lenny’s death is as a result of Merkel cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. At his death, he had helped to build some of the big names in Hollywood. Among these are Clint Eastwood, Edward G Robinson, Sophia Loren, and Elvis Presley among many others.
The Danger Island Star’s Father and Mother Divorced After about 5 Years of Marriage
Sara Dey’s parents were married for five years before they divorced in 1981. While the real cause of Susan Deys and Lenny Hirshan’s divorce is not known both moved on with their lives.
Sara’s mother got married to the producer, Bernard Sofronski in 1988. Bernard was married to Myra Phyllis Tamarkin whom they had two children before their divorce in 1984. As it is both Susan Dey and Bernard are still together after more than three decades. The couple now lives in New York. They do not have any biological children together.
Sara Dey Hirshan Is Now An Acrobatic Dancer
Having disappeared from the screen radar for over a decade, Susan Dey’s daughter is now an acrobatic dancer. She performs with a feminist group called LAVA.
Apparently, the group made its debut in 1998 and has gained wide coverage on platforms ranging from Newsweek, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Moving on, Sara tours around the country and internationally to promote dance, and push the boundaries of gravity and gender expectation with other members of the group.
Sara performs alongside other dancers such as Molly Chanoff, Lollo Romanski, Hilary Melcher, and many others. So far, they have done 16 major works such as A Goddessey which premiered in 2017. To its credit, LAVA is the recipient of Obie and Bessie awards which are well known for performers.
Did Sara Dey-Hirshan Ever Marry?
The Danger Island actress is well into her adult years but if there is anything that still makes many wonders, it’s her romantic life. She keeps her personal life under tight wraps and over the years, Sara has not made any hint as to her marriage.
It seems she is not married nor does she have any child(ren) at the moment.
After years of having an unsuccessful attempt at an acting career, Susan Dey’s only Child from her first marriage with Leonard Hirshan is the living memory of that union. As it, Susan had a successful career that included many movie roles.
Unlike her successful mother, Sara had a career turn around and like many other celebrity children, her niche is in other areas.