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Margaret Sullavan (1909–1960)

Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at Harvard and made her Broadway debut in Hello, Lola in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Shop Around the Corner
The Mortal Storm
The Mortal Storm Freya Roth
Three Comrades
Three Comrades Patricia Hollmann
The Good Fairy
The Good Fairy Luisa 'Lu' Ginglebuscher


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(3/2/37) Radio: Appeared in the "Columbia Workshop" broadcast of "Macbeth". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Perhaps I'll get used to this bizarre place called Hollywood, but I doubt it.


Her youngest daughter, Bridget, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on October 31, 1960, only eleven months after her mother died. It was ruled a suicide by drug overdose, like her mother's death. She was 21 years old. See more »


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