Since I Fell For You – Susan Anton

Susan Anton (born October 12, 1950) is an American actress and singer.

She attended Yucaipa High School in Yucaipa, California, and graduated in 1968. After high school, Anton attended San Bernardino Valley College. She first experienced fame by winning the Miss California contest in 1969. She was second runner-up in the Miss America pageant that year.

By the mid-1970s, Anton developed a following for her commercials for Muriel Cigars, where she provocatively sang, “Let Muriel turn you on / That is my desire / Muriel lights a flame in me / Where there’s Muriel smoke, there’s fire”. Later in the 1970s, she was frequently seen and heard in television, print and radio ads for the Perfect Sleeper mattress by Serta. In these ads, she announced her name and sang the company’s jingle.

In 1978, ABC gave her and country singer Mel Tillis a summertime variety series, Mel and Susan Together, produced by the Osmond Brothers. The pairing of Anton and Tillis was an unlikely one: he was popular in country music circles but hardly a national household name while Susan was barely known at all. The show disappeared after four weeks; nevertheless, she was later chosen as one of Time magazine’s “Most Promising Faces of 1979.”

She later starred in her own variety show, Presenting Susan Anton, one of three serials in the Cliffhangers series, and in the films Goldengirl, Spring Fever and Cannonball Run II. She also recorded music, her biggest hit being “Killin’ Time” in 1980, a duet with country singer Fred Knoblock. The record made Top 10 on the country charts and hit #28 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In 1990, Anton appeared on the TV comedy series Night Court in an episode called “The Talk Show” where she played talk show producer Margo Hunter.

Anton graces the cover of the mass trade paperback edition of “Goldengirl” by Peter Lear (pseudonym for Peter Lovesey) having played the title character in the film version known as “Golden Girl,” starring James Coburn and directed by Joseph Sargent.

Anton was the host of the successful “Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular” show at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas for over 5,000 performances until July 31, 2000. She was then replaced by Dorothy Hamill and the show was discontinued soon after. She also appeared in the Las Vegas company of the musical Hairspray and on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Hurlyburly and All Shook Up.

Since I Fell For You

Since I Fell for You” is a jazz and pop standard. The blues ballad was composed by Buddy Johnson in 1945 and was first popularized by his sister, Ella Johnson, with Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra.

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When you just give love
And never get love
You’d better let love depart
I know it’s so, and yet I know
I can’t get you out of my heart

You made me leave my happy home
You took my love and now you’re gone
Since I fell for you

Love brings such misery and pain
I guess I’ll never be the same
Since I fell for you

Well, it’s too bad
And it’s too sad
But I’m in love with you
You love me, then you snub me
But what can I do?
I’m so in love with you

I guess I’ll never see the light
I get the blues most every night
Since I fell for you
Since I fell for you…

  • Audio from the 2008 album, One Night:

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