This is an eBay acquisition.
(from Dolls of the 1960s and 1970s Volume II by Cindy Sabulis, 2004)
Suzy is 24" tall and was supposed to be a school girl. She has jointed knees and a talking mechanism. She has bright blond hair in a pony tail and was dressed in a red, green, and black plaid skirt with straps and an attached slip, a white blouse, and a beret on her head. She came with a school desk and blackboard on an easel. Takes size D battery. Many people have seen this doll but do not know who she is. For this reason, she has been difficult for collectors to locate and so selling prices for her have been high. Like many Deluxe Reading dolls, it is believed that Suzy Smart was sold only in supermarkets, not in department stores or through catalogs.
Suzy Smart also was produced in a non-talking version and was marketed as the Beauty Parlor Doll. Her hair color was more of a dirty blond as opposed to the bright blond hair of Suzy Smart. She was sold with a beauty parlor chair, a hair dryer and hair and manicure accessories.
Link to history of Deluxe Reading dolls