Beth Chadwick

Susan Clark


Columbo Villains -  Beth Chadwick

Last Words to Columbo: "Peter is mistaken"

Beth Chadwick was played by Susan Clark. She appeared in the episode titled "Lady in Waiting," which originally aired in 1971. Beth Chadwick is a wealthy socialite who is married to a powerful political figure, Senator Vance (played by Richard Anderson). When her lover, a handsome artist named Neil Cahill (played by Leslie Nielsen), threatens to expose their affair, Beth hatches a plan to murder him and make it look like an accident. Beth is portrayed as a manipulative and cunning woman who is used to getting what she wants. She is confident and cool under pressure, and is able to charm those around her into believing that she is innocent of any wrongdoing. As the episode progresses, Columbo (played by Peter Falk) begins to suspect that Beth is involved in the murder, and he uses his trademark style of questioning and deduction to unravel her carefully constructed alibi. In the end, Beth's scheme is exposed, and she is brought to justice for her role in Neil Cahill's death. Susan Clark's performance as Beth Chadwick was widely praised, and the character remains a memorable addition to the Columbo canon.

Susan Clark is a Canadian actress who has appeared in a variety of films and television shows throughout her career. She was born on March 8, 1940, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Clark began her acting career in the early 1960s, appearing in a number of Canadian television series and films. In addition to her work on Columbo, Clark has appeared in a number of other notable films and television shows. She starred in the 1974 film "Airport 1975" and the 1976 film "The Savage Bees." She also appeared in the 1970s television series "Barnaby Jones" and the 1980s series "Webster," for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Clark has continued to work in film and television throughout her career, and has also appeared on stage in productions of plays such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Lion in Winter." She has been recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.