Beverly Suser Grunwald (1923 - January 9, 1981), also credited as Beverly Souser, was a writer and editor for Harvey Comics in the late '40s and early '50s.

Life & Career Edit

Suser was born in New York to Russian parents, Max and Johanna Suser. Her parents had been horse breeders in South Africa before the sudden death of one of their sons while visiting the United States prompted the family to relocate to country he was buried in. Once settled in New York, her father became a real estate agent, and her mother opened a dress shop on Lexington Avenue. Beverly was the only child born in the United States.[1]

Suser attended Julia Richman High School where she served as editor of the school newspaper. She once got an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt after sneaking past Secret Service agents at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Later, she did the same to Soong Mei-ling (Madame Chaing Kai-shek).[1]

Around 1945 she got involved at Harvey Comics because her cousin, Robert Harvey, was the publisher.[2] While at Harvey, she briefly dated artist Arturo Casanueve. In 1953, she married a college friend, Henry Anatole Grunwald, who later became the editor-in-chief of Time magazine.

For three years, she wrote a column called "Getting Around" in Women's Wear Daily magazine.

She had one son, screenwriter Peter Grunwald, and two daughters, Hillary Clinton's media advisor Mandy Grunwald, and author Lisa Grunwald Adler.

She died in 1981 after a three year battle with breast cancer. Journalists Mike Wallace and Barbara Walters spoke at her memorial service.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Grunwald, Henry. One Man's America, Doubleday, January 1997. (ISBN 0385414080) pp.69-70, 525.
  2. Robert Harvey's Bails Who's Who profile
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