Leland Hayward

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Born Sep 13, 1902

Leland Hayward was a Hollywood and Broadway agent and theatrical producer. He produced the original Broadway stage productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific and The Sound of Music.

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1902 Birth Born on September 13, 1902.


1921 18 Years Old In 1921 he married the debutante Lola Gibbs. They divorced one year later, remarried and divorced again in 1934.


1936 33 Years Old Hayward married stage and screen actress Margaret Sullavan, formerly married to Henry Fonda, in 1936. They had three children: Brooke, born July 5, 1937, who was married to actor Dennis Hopper from 1961–69; Bridget (1939–1960), who committed suicide by overdose in October 1960, less than a year after her mother's death by overdose; and William, born 1941, who committed suicide March 20, 2008, by shooting himself in the heart. … Read More
1938 35 Years Old In 1938, Hayward met Slim Hawks, then wife of film director Howard Hawks.


1946 43 Years Old Hayward's marriage to Sullavan came to an end in 1946, and he married Slim Hawks three years later. … Read More


1958 55 Years Old In 1958 Hayward was introduced to Pamela Churchill, the mistress of Elie de Rothschild. … Read More
1960 57 Years Old On May 4, 1960, hours after his divorce from Hawks was final, Hayward married Pamela Churchill in Carson City, Nevada.


1963 60 Years Old …  Hayward later produced That Was The Week That Was, a groundbreaking American adaptation of a British television show, from 1963–1965. … Read More
1971 69 Years Old After suffering several strokes, Hayward died at his home, Haywire, in Yorktown Heights, New York, on March 18, 1971. … Read More
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