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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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 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Still Life (1951)
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Alexa Trent
- The Touchstone (1951) ... Alexa Trent
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Kate
- The Twelve Pound Look (1949) ... Kate
 1948 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Janet Willsom
- The Storm (1948) ... Janet Willsom
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Ruth Holland
 1938 The Shining Hour
Judy Linden
 1938 Three Comrades
Patricia Hollmann
 1936 The Moon's Our Home
Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
 1933 Only Yesterday
Mary Lane
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Terry Randall") in "Stage Door" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Music Box Theatre: 22 Oct 1936-Mar 1937 (closing date unknown/169 performances). Cast: Dorthea Andrews, William Andrews, Ailliam Atlee, Beatrice Blinn (as "Mary Harper" /... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 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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