Susan Jeanne Metzger is well-known around the world. She is the mother of the beautiful actresses Daryl Hannah and Page Hannah Adler. Her daughter, Tanya Wexler, is a renowned director. Susan’s husband, Jerrold Wexler was a noted American businessman and film producer.

Susan Jeanne Metzger’s Family

Susan Jeanne Metzger led a very private life despite being well-connected to the celebrities in her family. There is very little information available on the web about her family background, birthplace, etc. She was a schoolteacher and was married to Donald Christian Hannah, a tugboat and barge company owner. They had 3 children together, actress Daryl Hannah, Donald Hannah, and actress Page Hannah Adler. Susan filed for divorce and went ahead and married the businessman, Jerrold Wexler.

Jerrold Wexler was born on June 27, 1924, to a Jewish family in Chicago He is the son of Lottie and Simon Wexler. His father founded the Columbia Radio Corporation in 1921 and the Allied Radio Corporation in 1928. Allied Radio was an American radio manufacturer and retailer, which sold radio sets, tubes, capacitors, amateur radio equipment, citizen’s band (CB) radios, and consumer audio systems through retail stores and beginning in 1962, also via mail-order. In 1970, Allied Radio was purchased by the Tandy Corporation, the parent company of Radio Shack. Jerrold had a brother, Haskell Wexler, who was a cinematographer, film producer, and director. He had 2 more siblings named Joyce (Isaacs) and Yale.

In 1946, Jerrold married Lolly Lurie; they had four children: Susan Wexler Piser; Jane Wexler Feil; Diane Wexler Grant; and Judith Wexler Gigliotti. They divorced in 1968.  In 1969, he married Susan Jeanne. Their daughter, Tanya Wexler, was born on born August 6, 1970. Jerrold died of lymphoma at the Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California on November 10, 1992.

Susan Jeanne Metzger’s Net Worth

Susan Jeanne Metzger is a celebrated wife and mother. Despite the family’s limelight, she kept her personal life away from the spotlight. She was a school teacher, but her net worth is not revealed. Looking at her wealthy husband and rich and famous children, it can be said that she had a lavish lifestyle. Her husband, Jerrold was a renowned businessman and film producer. In addition, he served on the board of trustees of the John Austin Cheley Foundation.

Jerrold was a leading real estate developer in Chicago who built and owned dozens of office and apartment buildings.  He expanded Jupiter Industries into an international conglomerate worth at least $2.5 billion. Among the structures, he owned or invested in were the Playboy building, the Drake Hotel, the Executive Plaza Hotel, the Streeterville area, and the Magnificent Mile area.

In 1993, Jerrold was inducted posthumously into the Chicago Association of REALTORS Hall of Fame. He had a net worth of $12 million at the time of his death. His estate continued to sell off his business interests for several years after his death.


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