Susan Hayward Overview:

Legendary actress, Susan Hayward, was born Edythe Marrenner on Jun 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. Hayward died at the age of 57 on Mar 14, 1975 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Carrollton, GA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Susan Hayward was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for I Want to Live! (as Barbara Graham) in 1958.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best ActressSmash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)AngieNominated
1949Best ActressMy Foolish Heart (1949)Eloise WintersNominated
1952Best ActressWith a Song in My Heart (1952)Jane FromanNominated
1955Best ActressI'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)Lillian RothNominated
1958Best ActressI Want to Live! (1958)Barbara GrahamWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Susan Hayward's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #95 on Aug 10, 1951.

BlogHub Articles:

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Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir ? has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), for which she earned her first of five Oscar nominations; I... Read full article


Rawhide (1951): Tyrone Power and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 20, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Though it’s easy for this film to be overshadowed by Clint Eastwood’s Rowdy Yates, in retrospect, Rawhide is a spare outpost western nevertheless loaded with tension and talent. It is set against the backdrop of a network of stagecoaches transporting mail across the continental United St... Read full article


March Madness #29:

By Kat_Selby on Mar 29, 2018 From All Good Things

Welcome to ALL GOOD THINGS! It's MARCH MADNESS! Visit daily to see a classic film Super-Star of the day - a personality renowned for portraying the really, really B.A.D. and also the sweetest-dearest-most darling! Day #28 results: KARL MALDEN fans prefer his gentler side. "Mitch" Mitchell ("S... Read full article


THE DUO DOUBLE FEATURE BLOGATHON: and Tyrone Power in Rawhide (1951) and Untamed (1955)

on Sep 22, 2017 From Caftan Woman

The Flapper Dame and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies have come up with a fabulous idea. It is The Duo Double Feature Blogathon, and it runs from September 22nd to September 24th. Two stars who worked in two films only. We'll have double bills for days! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 June 30... Read full article


THE DUE DOUBLE FEATURE BLOGATHON: and Tyrone Power in Rawhide (1951) and Untamed (1955)

on Sep 22, 2017 From Caftan Woman

The Flapper Dame and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies have come up with a fabulous idea. It is The Duo Double Feature Blogathon, and it runs from September 22nd to September 24th. Two stars who worked in two films only. We'll have double bills for days! Day 1 June 30, 1917 - March... Read full article


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Susan Hayward Quotes:

Lillian Roth: What I'm doing now is 'wrong'... and I'm *doing* it!


Helen Lawson: They drummed you out of Hollywood, so you come crawling back to Broadway. But Broadway doesn't go for booze and dope. Now get out of my way, I've got a man waiting for me.


Bortai: The Conqueror? Mighty armies cannot stop him. But one touch of my lips... Yes, he captured me - but he cannot tame me.


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Susan Hayward Facts
Took over the ballsy role of stage star Helen Lawson in Valley of the Dolls (1967) in 1967 after Judy Garland was fired.

Gave birth to fraternal twin boys, Timothy Barker and Gregory Barker, on February 19, 1945. The father is first husband, Jess Barker.

Was one of many starlets in 1939 who auditioned for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).

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