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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 3 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 "Janet Bryce") in "If Love Were All" on Broadway. Written by Cutler Hatch. Staged by Agnes Morgan. Booth Theatre: 13 Nov 1931-Nov 1931 (11 performances). Cast included: Aline MacMahon. 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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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

She suffered from a congenital hearing defect, otosclerosis, that worsened as she aged, making her more and more hard of hearing. Her voice developed its distinctive throatiness because she could hear low tones better than high ones. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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