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Susan Hayward (I) (1917–1975)


Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she graduated from a commercial high school that was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I Want to Live!
I Want to Live! Barbara Graham
(1958)
I'll Cry Tomorrow
I'll Cry Tomorrow Lillian Roth
(1955)
With a Song in My Heart
(1952)

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 1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie)
Dr. Maggie Cole
 1972 The Revengers
Elizabeth Reilly
 1972 Heat of Anger (TV Movie)
Jessie Fitzgerald
 1967 The Honey Pot
Mrs. Lone Star Crockett Sheridan
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Valerie Hayden Miller
 1963 Summer Flight
Laura Pember
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Christine Allison
 1961 Back Street
Rae Smith
 1961 Ada
Ada Gillis
 1961 The Marriage-Go-Round
Content Delville
 1959 Woman Obsessed
Mary Sharron
 1959 Thunder in the Sun
Gabrielle Dauphin
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Dorothy 'Dottie' Peale
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Mrs. Jane Hoyt
 1955 Untamed
Katie O'Neill Kildare
 1954 Garden of Evil
Leah Fuller
 1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators
Messalina
 1953 White Witch Doctor
Ellen Burton
 1953 The President's Lady
Rachel Donelson
 1952 The Lusty Men
Louise Merritt
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Harriet Boyd
 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
Mary Elizabeth Eden Thompson
 1944 The Hairy Ape
Mildred Douglas
 1944 Skirmish on the Home Front (Short)
Molly Miller
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
Jill Wright
 1943 Young and Willing
Kate Benson
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Tana 'Butch' Mason
 1942 A Letter from Bataan (Short)
Mrs. Mary Lewis
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Genevieve in Priorities Skit
 1941 Among the Living
Millie Pickens
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Carol Hopkins
 1941 Adam Had Four Sons
Hester Stoddard
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Betty McGlen
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Judith Schofield
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Amateur Actress (uncredited)
 1938 Girls on Probation
Gloria Adams
 1938 The Sisters
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Campus Cinderella (Short)
Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Patient (scenes deleted)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Starlet at Table (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "I Can Get It For You Wholesale". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edythe Marriner

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

You aim at all the things you have been told that stardom means--the rich life, the applause, the parties cluttered with celebrities. Then you find that you have it all. And it is nothing, really nothing. It is like a drug that lasts just a few hours, a sleeping pill. When it wears off, you have to live without its help. See more »

Trivia:

Was diagnosed with brain cancer, allegedly the result of being exposed to dangerous radioactive toxins on location in Utah while making The Conqueror (1956). All the leads John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, John Hoyt, Pedro Armendáriz, Hayward and the director Dick Powell died of cancer. The case is still a scandal. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair See more »

Nickname:

The Brooklyn Bombshell See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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