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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
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Freya Roth
 1938 The Shining Hour
Judy Linden
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
Daisy Heath
 1938 Three Comrades
Patricia Hollmann
 1936 The Moon's Our Home
Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
 1933 Only Yesterday
Mary Lane
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(10/30/38) Radio: Appeared on "Magazine of the Air" on NBC Blue Network See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 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:

Her eldest daughter, actress Brooke Hayward, wrote an autobiographical book titled "Haywire" which was a best-seller in 1981. It was later made into the television movie Haywire (1980), starring Lee Remick. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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