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The Untold Truth of Sid Haig’s Wife – Susan L. Oberg

Susan L. Oberg and Sid Haig

Who is Susan L. Oberg?

Susan L. Oberg was born on 11 September 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, poet, and body-piercer, but probably best known for being the wife of the late Sid Haig who rose to fame with his work in the horror genre, mainly collaborating with Rob Zombie. He also appeared in other popular television shows such as “The A-Team”, “Fantasy Island”, “Star Trek”, and “MacGyver”.

The Net Worth of Susan L. Oberg

As of early-2020, Susan L. Oberg’s net worth is estimated to be over $700,000, earned through success in her various endeavors.

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She also gained wealth after the passing of her husband, who likely passed his estate to her through a will. Before his death, his net worth was estimated to be over $1.5 million. The bit of acting work she’s done has also helped in building her wealth.

Early Life, Education, and Career

Susan lived her life away from the spotlight, so there is very limited information about her before she met Sid Haig. She attended a private high school, and after matriculating enrolled at Temple University where she took up a Fine Arts degree in the Tyler School of Art. During her time there, she focused more on metals with her art.

The university is known for accommodating over 40,000 students in various fields, and is one of the largest providers of professional education in the world – it began as tutoring lessons organized by minister Russell Conwell. Following her marriage to Haig, she started to get into a few acting roles, mainly due to her husband. One of her first film projects was “Brotherhood of Blood” in 2007; two years later, she worked on “Dark Moon Rising”, and one of her latest projects is “High on the Hog” which one of her husband’s final films.

Sid Haig’s Beginnings

Sid was of Armenian descent, and he grew up in the Armenian community in Fresno, California.

Sid Haig

He had a lot of trouble with his co-ordination during his youth, which led to his parents making him go to dancing lessons. This would be the start of his career, as he began working as a dancer in a children’s Christmas show, which further developed his interest in the entertainment industry. He then learned to play the drums, and built his interest in various genres of music.

This led him to gain a recording contract after matriculating from high school, as a consequence of which he worked for several bands, including the T-Birds in their song “Full House”.

He was encouraged by his friends from drama school to pursue an acting career, and this friend Alice Merrill would be responsible for casting him in a few plays. He was then encouraged to continue his acting education, enrolling at the Pasadena Playhouse in which he worked alongside several prominent actors such as Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman. After completing his training, he moved to Hollywood alongside his friend Stuart Margolin.

Said Haig – Acting Career

Haig has taken independent films, guest appearances in shows, and feature films as projects since the 1960s.

He worked alongside then-unknown director George Lucas in his debut “THX 1138”, He was also featured in the film “Diamonds Are Forever”, a James Bond film featuring Sean Connery as the spy. More programs started coming his way as he built his tenure, and he worked with various popular television shows, including “The Man from UNCLE”, “Star Trek”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Gunsmoke”, and “Mission: Impossible”. In 1992, he decided to retire from acting, apparently because he was growing tired of being typecast.

He later returned to work after director Quentin Tarantino offered him role in his film “Jackie Brown”, after he had reportedly turned down an offer to appear in “Pulp Fiction”. In the 2000s, he developed a friendship with Rob Zombie and appeared in numerous films, establishing himself as a horror icon. He worked in ‘House of 1000 Corpses” and the sequel “The Devil’s Rejects”. He later worked with Zombie for the remake of “Halloween”, and “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto”. During the latter part of his career, he appeared in “Devil in My Ride” and “The Lords of Salem”.

Death and Legacy

In 2019, Sid fell while at his home in Los Angeles, and was hospitalised. He had trouble recovering, and while in the hospital, he vomited while sleeping which led to a lung infection, causing numerous problems including a fungal invasion of Aspergillus, difficulty breathing, and poor airflow. Doctors also found that he was having difficulty moving his bowels. After a week in hospital, he went into cardiopulmonary arrest and passed away. He was 80 years old at the time, and his body was already frail.

Following his death, Susan released a statement online commemorating her husband’s life. It took around a month before the details of his death were released to the public.

His passing was quiet with not a lot of commemoration or notice. Even details of his internment were kept away from the media, though it is likely that many of the celebrities he worked with visited his wife.

Personal Life

Susan married Sid Haig in 2007, and they stayed together until his death. They didn’t have any children, likely due to their age with Sid already in his sixties at the time while she was in her 30s. She is a big fan of tattoos and body piercings, with her body being the canvas showcasing her love for this craft. Since his passing, things have been quiet on her end, as she withdrew from any public appearances or attention following the release of her statement. Her husband’s final Instagram post was them holding hands while in the hospital.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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