90 Pound Suburban Housewife (Driving in Her SUV)
was the song that became the anthem of fossil fuel
conscious environmentalists in 2006. Written by Rozanne Gates and Suzanne Sheridan of Westport, Connecticut, 90 Pound Suburban Housewife offered social comment on the trend of American housewives driving large SUV
in the midst of environmental concerns and raising oil prices.
Interest in the song was spurred when it was played on the National Public Radio
show Car Talk
in January 2006. The song garnered attention from local press and national media such as The Today Show
, Associated Press
coverage and radio play on stations throughout the United States.
Gates, an actor's agent for 25 years, was the advocate of acting notables such as Edward Norton
, Bronson Pinchot
, Christopher Noth
, and Joe Mantegna
. Gates' community involvement includes executive positions at the , dedicated to helping young actors in the memory of actors Lynne Thigpen
and Bobo Lewis and .
Sheridan's career has spanned diverse areas of the arts: a musician, vocalist and photographer. In 1975 she won a Clio Award
for her vocals on a Pepsi
jingle. Sheridan also wrote music for the PBS
show The Electric Company
. Sheridan works as a photographer from her Westport, Connecticut
studio, Suzanne Sheridan Photography.