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Susan Hayward

Actress
Female
Born Jun 30, 1917
Hometown Kings County
Died Mar 14, 1975
Death Place Hollywood
Religion Catholic Church
Height 5' 3½" (16...
Measurements 36-26-36

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 (1939). Although she was not selected, she secured a film contract, and played several small supporting roles over the next few years.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1917 Birth Born on June 30, 1917.

TWENTIES

1937 20 Years Old 1 More Event
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 (1939). … Read More
1945 28 Years Old Hayward was married to actor Jess Barker for 10 years and they had two children, fraternal twin sons, born February 19, 1945. The marriage was described in Hollywood gossip columns as turbulent. They divorced in 1954. … Read More

THIRTIES

1947 30 Years Old In 1947, she received the first of five Academy Award nominations for her role as an alcoholic nightclub singer in Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman. … Read More

FORTIES

1957 40 Years Old In 1957, Hayward married Eaton Chalkley, a Georgia rancher and businessman who had formerly worked as a federal agent. … Read More
1961 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1961, Hayward starred as a working girl who becomes the wife of the state's next governor (Dean Martin) and ultimately takes over that office herself in Ada. … Read More
1964 47 Years Old In December 1964, she and her husband were baptized Catholic by Father McGuire at SS Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church on Larimar Avenue, in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh. … Read More

FIFTIES

1972 55 Years Old Hayward married and lived in Georgia and following her Oscar-winning performance, her film appearances became infrequent, although she continued acting in film and television until 1972.
1975 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Hayward died at age 57 on March 14, 1975, of pneumonia-related complications of brain cancer, having survived considerably longer than doctors had predicted. … Read More
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