Susan Hayward
Actress
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 (1939). Although she was not selected, she secured a film contract, and played several small supporting roles over the next few years.
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Heflin Highlights - Cleburne News
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The Susan Hayward classic, “I Want To Live”, is an Academy Award winning movie and is perfect for film buffs of all ages. For those of you who don't know, Susan Hayward and her family had a home here in Cleburne County for a number of years
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Stanton Bird Club announces Fall Bird Walk Series - Lewiston Sun Journal
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This will be followed by a walk focusing on botany at Beaver Park in Lisbon with co-leader Susan Hayward. Each walk is different with the intent of observing a variety of local birds either in different habitats or as different species migrate
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Ten movies that speak to Utah's history and character - Salt Lake Tribune
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The movie has a weird historical postscript, though: During filming around St. George, the cast and crew were exposed to fallout from nuclear testing in Nevada — and some 90 of the 220 people working on the film (including Wayne, Susan Hayward,
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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows: Mr. Smarty Pants Knows - Austin Chronicle
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What do Janet Gaynor, Helen Hayes, Anne Baxter, Claire Trevor, Donna Reed, Jo Van Fleet, Susan Hayward, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Jones, Jane Fonda, Mira Sorvino, Kim Basinger, and Charlize Theron have in common? They all won Oscars for playing a
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From Page to Screen Film Festival - blogTO (blog)
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Martin Gabel with Susan Hayward, Robert Cummings, Agnes Moorehead A publisher's ruse in his obsessive quest for the lost love letters of a famous poet release hidden emotions in a woman's fragile mind. The shifting identities and sexual tensions found
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Jerome Elliot Returns To Palm Springs In CRAWLING BACK TO BROADWAY - Broadway World
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Elliott's "Crawling Back To Broadway" takes its cue from the 1967 cult film hit Valley of the Dolls; in particular, a pivotal scene where Susan Hayward and Patty Duke, portraying dueling show business divas, engage in a spirited cat fight and Hayward
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Shirley MacLaine on TCM: OCEAN'S ELEVEN, THE YELLOW ROLLS ROYCE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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(Hyer lost to Wendy Hiller in Separate Tables; MacLaine lost to Susan Hayward in I Want to Live!) Ah, Frank Sinatra is in this one, too. Ocean's Eleven is worth watching merely so people can compare it to the George Clooney-Brad Pitt-Matt Damon 2001
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DVD Extra: 'The Colossus of New York' - New York Post (blog)
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The DVD will offer Robert Stevenson's 1941 edition starring Margaret Sullavan and Charles Boyer as well as David Miller's 1961 remake with Susan Hayward and David Miller. Still MIA on DVD is John M. Stahl's 1932 version starring Irene Dunne and John
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Helen Beverley, Yiddish Theatre Actress, Dies at 94 - Playbill.com
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Her last screen appearance was in the 1961 Susan Hayward film "Ada." She made a single Broadway appearance, in 1939's Clean Beds. Ms. Beverley married Cobb in 1940, but they were divorced in the 1950s. She is survived by a daughter, actress Julie Cobb,
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Remembering Marilyn - Chicago Tribune
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I preferred sultry actresses like Susan Hayward and Ida Lupino who, in my opinion, set the screen on fire and as an adolescent, I fell in love with both of them. When I visited the statue the other day, I admit I went underneath
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Actress Helen Beverley dies at 94 - Variety
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In the 1950s she had small roles in "The Robe," "Playgirl" and "The Shrike"; she appeared on the smallscreen in a 1960 episode of "The Rifleman" and made her last bigscreen appearance in the Susan Hayward film "Ada." Beverley married Cobb in 1940 but
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Gene & Georgetti celebrates its 70th anniversary - ChicagoNow
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Flamboyant were the individuals who caroused the premises (inside and out) and re-ignited such Hollywood personalities as Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, and Susan Hayward look-alikes. A memorable evening was had by all with proceeds benefitting 3
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Before 'Catcher In The Rye': JD Salinger's First Holden Caulfield Stories - The Awl
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In 1950, Samuel Goldwyn firmly established Salinger's career by releasing My Foolish Heart, a Hollywood adaptation of “Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut” starring Dana Andrews and Susan Hayward. The title of the film, and its accompanying movie poster,
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The instant expert: Ernest Hemingway - The National
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... Cooper, Ingrid Bergman); To Have and Have Not (1944, a sardonic Humphrey Bogart and a sizzling Lauren Bacall); The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner); and The Old Man and the Sea (1958, Spencer Tracy)
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Around Livermore: Flicks from the past - San Jose Mercury News
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One, "The Lusty Men" from 1952, starred "A" list actors Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy and Susan Hayward. Well, they didn't really come to Livermore back in the day; a second unit film crew was sent here to film the rodeo that year. The
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Happening Saturday - Los Angeles Times
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Nellie McKay Taking on the role that won Susan Hayward an Oscar, Nellie McKay in her latest musical project gives voice to the lying, scheming Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber in California at San Quentin in 1955
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Robert Mitchum saddles up - Los Angeles Times
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Sensitively done and well acted, "Lusty" features Mitchum as a once-great rodeo cowboy caught between protégé Wes Merritt (Arthur Kennedy) and his attraction to Merritt's loyal and intelligent wife, Louise (a fine Susan Hayward)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Hayward
    FIFTIES
  • 1975
    Age 57
    On March 14, 1975, she suffered a seizure in her Beverly Hills home and died at age 57.
    More Details Hide Details She was survived by her two sons from her marriage with Barker. Hayward's funeral was held on March 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Carrollton. She was buried in the church's cemetery next to Chalkley. Hayward may have developed cancer from radioactive fallout from atmospheric atomic bomb tests while making The Conqueror with John Wayne in St. George, Utah. Several production members, as well as Wayne himself, Agnes Moorehead, Pedro Armendáriz, and its director Dick Powell, later succumbed to cancer and cancer-related illnesses. The cast and crew totaled 220 people. By the end of 1980, as ascertained by People, 91 of them had developed some form of cancer and 46 had died of the disease. For her contribution to the film industry, Susan Hayward has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • 1973
    Age 55
    Hayward was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1973.
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  • 1972
    Age 54
    Her final film role was as Dr. Maggie Cole in the 1972 made-for-TV drama Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole. (The film was intended to be a pilot episode for a weekly television series, but because of Hayward's cancer diagnosis and failing health, the series was never produced.) Her last public appearance was at the Academy Awards telecast in 1974 to present the Best Actress award despite being very ill.
    More Details Hide Details With Charlton Heston's support, she was able to present the award.
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 49
    In 1967, Hayward replaced Judy Garland as Helen Lawson in the film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls.
    More Details Hide Details She received good reviews for her performance in a Las Vegas production of Mame, but left the production. She was replaced by Celeste Holm. She continued to act into the early 1970s, when she was diagnosed with brain cancer.
  • 1961
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she played Rae Smith in Ross Hunter's lavish remake of Back Street, which also starred John Gavin and Vera Miles.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 39
    In 1957, Hayward married Floyd Eaton Chalkley, commonly known as Eaton Chalkley.
    More Details Hide Details He was a Georgia rancher and businessman who had formerly worked as a federal agent. Though he was an unusual husband for a Hollywood movie star, the marriage was a happy one. She lived with him on a farm near Carrollton, Georgia. The couple also owned property across the state line in Cleburne County, just outside Heflin, Alabama. She became a popular figure in an area that in the 1950s was off the beaten path for most celebrities. In December 1964, she and her husband were baptized Catholic by Father McGuire at SS Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church on Larimer Avenue, in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh. She had met McGuire while in China and promised him that if she ever converted, he would be the one to baptize her. Chalkley died on January 9, 1966. Hayward went into mourning and did little acting for several years, and took up residence in Florida, because she preferred not to live in her Georgia home without her husband.
  • 1952
    Age 34
    Susan Hayward performed in the musical biography of Jane Froman in the 1952 film, With a Song in My Heart, a role which won her the Golden Globe for Best Actress Comedy film.
    More Details Hide Details Jane Froman's voice was dubbed as Hayward acted out the songs.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 29
    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, her second film for Wanger.
    More Details Hide Details She continued as one of Hollywood's most popular leading ladies in films such as Tap Roots (1948), My Foolish Heart (1949), David and Bathsheba (1951), and With a Song in My Heart (1952). During the 1950s, she won acclaim for her dramatic performances as President Andrew Jackson's melancholic wife in The President's Lady (1953); the alcoholic actress Lillian Roth in I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), based on Roth's best-selling autobiography of the same name, for which she received a Cannes award; and the real-life California murderer Barbara Graham in I Want to Live! (1958). Hayward's portrayal of Graham won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1959, she played the lead, Mary Sharron, in Woman Obsessed. In 1956, she was cast by Howard Hughes to play Bortai in the historical epic The Conqueror, as John Wayne's leading lady.
  • 1945
    Age 27
    Hayward was married to actor Jess Barker for 10 years and they had two children, fraternal twin sons named Gregory and Timothy, born February 19, 1945. The marriage was described in Hollywood gossip columns as turbulent. They divorced in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details Hayward survived a suicide attempt after the divorce. During the contentious divorce proceedings, Hayward felt it necessary to stay in the United States and not join the Hong Kong location shooting for the film Soldier of Fortune. She shot her scenes with co-star Clark Gable indoors in Hollywood. A few brief, distant scenes of Gable and a Hayward double walking near landmarks in Hong Kong were combined with the indoor shots.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 19
    Hayward began her career as a photographer's model, going to Hollywood in 1937, aiming to secure the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.
    More Details Hide Details Although she did not win the role, Hayward found employment playing bit parts until she was cast in Beau Geste (1939) opposite Gary Cooper. During the war years, she acted with John Wayne twice, as a second lead in Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and as his leading lady in The Fighting Seabees (1944). She also starred in the film version of The Hairy Ape (1944). After the war, Hayward's career took off when she was contracted by producer Walter Wanger for a seven-year contract at $100,000 a year. with her first film being Canyon Passage (1946).
  • 1935
    Age 17
    She graduated in June 1935.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Born on June 30, 1917.
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