Loretta Long (Susan) has been with Sesame Street since its first season. Before that, she appeared on the public television program Soul!, and in summer stock productions of Guys and Dolls, Milk and Honey and Sweet Charity. She is a distinguished former schoolteacher with a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Long is a published author, visiting scholar and educational consultant. She plays “Susan,” Gordon’s wife and Miles’ mother. Over the years, her character has evolved from housewife to nurse to working mother.