Susan Corzatte, Actress


Susan Corzatte

On March 21, 1931 in Buffalo, New York, Lillian and Herbert Heinrich welcomed their daughter Susan into the world.  The family spent Susan’s early years in East Aurora, a small village in western New York.  Her mother performed occasionally on stage, and Susan took an early interest in the theater.

Susan began her collegiate education at the University of Rochester, but left when the school cancelled the production of “Pygmalion” with her playing Eliza Doolittle, because school rules did not allow a freshman to perform a lead role.   She then transferred to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  When she graduated, she followed a professor’s advice and joined the apprentice program of the Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.  She identified herself in her performances as Susan Ludlow.

At Cleveland Playhouse in 1955 she met Clayton Corzatte (3/1927–4/2013), as they both appeared in “The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker.”  Susan and Clayton – AKA “Clay” — married in 1957, and soon moved to New York City.
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George and Irene Matzen House nominated!

The 1909 George and Irene Matzen House located at 320 W. Kinnear Place has been nominated to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. You can read all about the property in this great article by Jan Hadley. The Governor’s Advisory Council will deliberate the nomination on June 27, 2019 starting at 12:30 at the Centro de la Raza. The Matzen House is a glorious Prairie Style design by the architectural firm of Willatsen and Byrne. After the Queen Anne Community Club at Queen Anne Avenue and Garfield Street, the Post Office building at First North and Republican and the Seattle Coliseum (formerly the Key Arena), the property becomes the fourth Queen Anne building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is time!

The Queen Anne Historical Society will attend the Advisory Council meeting to support the nomination.

Over the Fence: Seattle Coliseum June 16

Seattle Coliseum Father’s Day looking west
Another view from the west

Seattle Coliseum Father’s Day The big pier looking westOnly one gap in the shroud enveloping the Seattle Coliseum provides a view of the work. Taken on Father’s Day to the rata-tat of a demolition hammer, this view looking west shows just about everything but the Coliseum’s structural outline gone. It is exactly as expected. We share this view to keep you up to date and to remind the city and the Oak View Group that the Queen Anne Historical Society is watching.