Susan Hayward biography

Susan Hayward

Actor, Film actor

1917 – 1975

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Who was Susan Hayward?

Susan Hayward was an American actress.

After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937 when open auditions were held for the leading role in Gone with the Wind. Although she was not selected, she secured a film contract, and played several small supporting roles over the next few years.

By the late 1940s, the quality of her film roles had improved, and she achieved recognition for her dramatic abilities with the first of five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her performance as an alcoholic in Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman. Her career continued successfully through the 1950s and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of death row inmate Barbara Graham in I Want to Live!.

After Hayward's second marriage and subsequent move to Georgia, her film appearances became infrequent, although she continued acting in film and television until 1972. She died in 1975 of brain cancer.

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Born
Jun 30, 1917
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Edythe Marrenner
  • Red
  • Edythe Marriner
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Swedish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Carrollton
  • Alabama
  • Florida
Died
Mar 14, 1975
Hollywood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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