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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:

(1930s) Stage: Appeared in national touring company of "The Artist and the Lady". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Trivia:

In June 1934 it was announced in movie industry Trade Papers that Margaret Sullavan's next movie after "The Good Fairy" would be "Within These Present" based on a story by Margaret Ayer Barnes. The movie was eventually never made. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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