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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 »

Known For

The Shop Around the Corner
(1940)
The Mortal Storm
The Mortal Storm Freya Roth
(1940)
Three Comrades
Three Comrades Patricia Hollmann
(1938)
The Good Fairy
The Good Fairy Luisa 'Lu' Ginglebuscher
(1935)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Terry Randall") in the original Broadway production of "Stage Door". NOTE: This was the role that 'Katharine Hepburn' would play in the 1937 film [Stage Door (1937)], but the storyline and characters of the play were substantially changed for the film version. See more »

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

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

As written in a 1940s Architectural Digest piece about her Brentwood, California home, Sullavan shared that she chose the Connecticut-style colonial home due to her love of New England. After years of searching for the quintessential property, she and her then-husband Leland Hayward purchased a rambling saltbox house on 100 bucolic acres in Brookfield, Connecticut. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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