Susan (Edith Opal Horn Lipowitz) Alamo

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Mother Susan (Edith) Opal Alamo (Horn)

Birthplace: Dyer, Crawford County, Arkansas, United States
Death: April 08, 1982 (56)
Oral Roberts' City of Faith Hospital, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States (Cancer)
Place of Burial: OK, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Geneva Horn
Ex-wife of Tom Brown and Solomon Samuel Lipowitz
Mother of Charles E. Brown and Private User
Sister of Edna Louise Edwards

Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Susan (Edith Opal Horn Lipowitz) Alamo

Alamo, Susan (25 April 1925–08 April 1982), independent Pentecostal minister and television and radio evangelist, was born Edith Opal Horn in Dyer, Arkansas, the daughter of Edward Hornand Geneva McAlster.

Edith Horn converted from Judaism to evangelical Protestantism as a child. After some high school and a brief early marriage (to Tom Brown), she moved to Hollywood to try to make a career as an actress. There she met and, around 1940, married Solomon Lipowitz, with whom she had one daughter, known as Christhaon Susan. This marriage officially ended in 1966, though the couple had separated sometime before.

As Susan Lipowitz she worked sporadically as an actress but mostly traveled around the country with her daughter as an evangelical minister and tent missionary. In 1965, while working as a street evangelist in Hollywood, she met Tony Alamo (born Bernie Lazar Hoffman in 1934), a talent promoter in the music business. She soon converted Alamo, who also was born Jewish, to her strand of Protestantism, and they were married in 1966, once in Tijuana and twice in Las Vegas, to be “triple sure.” It was the third marriage for both....

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Susan (Edith Opal Horn Lipowitz) Alamo's Timeline

April 25, 1925
Dyer, Crawford County, Arkansas, United States
AR, United States
April 8, 1982
Age 56
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States
OK, United States