Tuesday Weld's Boozy Past

Published on: June 1, 2014
Tuesday Weld's Boozy Past

Blonde beauty TUESDAY WELD's teen booze binges make America's favorite hot mess LINDSAY LOHAN seem an amateur in self destruction!

Tuesday who overcame her problems with boys and booze to be a multiple award  winner - Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA was born Susan Ker Weld in New York in 1943.

Upon the death of her father, to help support her family, Tuesday began modeling by age 3 and soon found fame on TV on Dobie Gillis and in major motion pictures.

But the pressure of her career resulted in a nervous breakdown at age 9 and a bout with alcoholism at 12 which drove her to attempt suicide.

"As a teenager I was a wreck," Tuesday told The ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview. "I drank so much I couldn't remember anything.

"If your mother sends you out to work as a model at the age of three it is obvious why.

"I always felt so terribly old.  I would stay up three or four days at a time yet the miracle was that it never affected my work."

Tuesday also confessed she had tried hypnosis, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to help keep her inner demons under control.

She finally achieved mastery over her mother's strong-willed dominance and won the adoration of her peers and fans alike.

Tuesday won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer in 1960 and received another Globe nom for Play It As It Lays (1972). 

She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1978), an Emmy Award for The Winter of Our Discontent (1983), and a BAFTA for Once Upon a Time in America (1984).

Now Tuesday lives in Aspen, Colorado and has turned down acting work for the past ten years, preferring to stay out of the limelight.

Her drink of choice, for years, is mineral water.

"Each year I look back and say, "This one was better than the last'," Tuesday said.