Suzanne Elaine Finstad, American writer, producer, lawyer. Bar: Texas 1981. Named to Order of Barons, Bates College Law, 1980; recipient American Jurisprudence award in criminal law.
Finstad, Suzanne Elaine was born on September 14, 1955 in Minneapolis. Daughter of Harold Martin and Elaine Lois (Strom) Finstad.
Student, University Texas, 1974. Bachelor in French, University Houston, 1976. Juris Doctor, University Houston, 1980.
Postgraduate, London School of Economics, 1980. Postgraduate, University Grenoble, France, 1979.
Legal assistant Butler & Binion, Houston, 1976-1978, law clerk, 1978-1981, associate, 1982. Special counsel Ad Litem in the Estate of Howard Hughes Junior, 1981. Managing partner Finstad & Associate, 1990—1993.
From Publishers Weekly: On July 22, 1983, multimillionaire Kyleborn into poverty in the mountains of Tennessee, a Marine Corps fighter pilot and war hero, and a Texas businessman who had just bought into a Hollywood film studio was fatally shot in his Bel-Air mansion.
Author: Heir Not Apparent, 1984 (Frank Wardlaw award, 1984), Ulterior Motives, 1987, Child Bride, 1997, Sleeping With the Devil, 1991, Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood, 2001, Warren Beatty: A Private Man, 2005. Co-producer (television films) Sleeping with the Devil. Executive producer: (television miniseries) The Mystery of Natalie Wood, 2003.