Susan Hayward (I) (1917–1975)


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Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she graduated from a commercial high school that was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1952)
I Want to Live! Barbara Graham
(1958)
I'll Cry Tomorrow Lillian Roth
(1955)
My Foolish Heart Eloise Winters
(1949)

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 1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie)
Dr. Maggie Cole
 1972 The Revengers
Elizabeth Reilly
 1972 Heat of Anger (TV Movie)
Jessie Fitzgerald
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Helen Lawson
 1967 The Honey Pot
Mrs. Sheridan
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Valerie Hayden Miller
 1963 Stolen Hours
Laura Pember
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Christine Allison aka Garden
 1961 Back Street
Rae Smith
 1961 Ada
Ada Gillis
 1961 The Marriage-Go-Round
Content Delville
 1959 Woman Obsessed
Mary Sharron
 1959 Thunder in the Sun
Gabrielle Dauphin
 1958 I Want to Live!
Barbara Graham
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Dorothy 'Dottie' Peale
 1956 The Conqueror
Bortai
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Lillian Roth
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Jane Hoyt
 1955 Untamed
Katie O'Neill Kildare
 1954 Garden of Evil
Leah Fuller
 1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators
Messalina
 1953 White Witch Doctor
Ellen Burton
 1953 The President's Lady
Rachel Donelson
 1952 The Lusty Men
Louise Merritt
 1952 With a Song in My Heart
Jane Froman
 1951 David and Bathsheba
Bathsheba
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Harriet Boyd
 1951 Rawhide
Vinnie Holt
 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
Mary Elizabeth Eden Thompson
 1949 My Foolish Heart
Eloise Winters
 1949 House of Strangers
Irene Bennett
 1949 Tulsa
Cherokee Lansing
 1948 The Saxon Charm
Janet Busch
 1948 Tap Roots
Morna Dabney
 1947 The Lost Moment
Tina Bordereau
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Verna Carlson
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Angie Evans
 1946 Canyon Passage
Lucy Overmire
 1946 Deadline at Dawn
June Goffe
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Janice Blair
 1944 The Hairy Ape
Mildred Douglas
 1944 Skirmish on the Home Front (Short)
Molly Miller
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Constance Chesley
 1943 Jack London
Charmian Kittredge
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
Jill Wright
 1943 Young and Willing
Kate Benson
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Genevieve in Priorities Skit
 1942 I Married a Witch
Estelle Masterson
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Tana 'Butch' Mason
 1942 A Letter from Bataan (Short)
Mrs. Mary Lewis
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Drusilla Alston
 1941 Among the Living
Millie Pickens
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Carol Hopkins
 1941 Adam Had Four Sons
Hester Stoddard
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Betty McGlen
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Judith Schofield
 1939 Beau Geste
Isobel Rivers
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Amateur Actress (uncredited)
 1938 Girls on Probation
Gloria Adams
 1938 The Sisters
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Campus Cinderella (Short)
Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Patient (scenes deleted)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Starlet at Table (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of ""The Petrified Forest". See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 21 Articles | 20 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edith Marrener | Edythe Marriner

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Floyd Eaton Chalkley  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Gregory Barker | See more »

Parents:

Walter Marrenner | Ellen Pearson

Relatives:

Florence Marrenner (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

You aim at all the things you have been told that stardom means--the rich life, the applause, the parties cluttered with celebrities. Then you find that you have it all. And it is nothing, really nothing. It is like a drug that lasts just a few hours, a sleeping pill. When it wears off, you have to live without its help. See more »

Trivia:

Reportedly did not get on at all with Bette Davis during the filming of Where Love Has Gone (1964). See more »

Trademark:

Red hair

Nickname:

The Brooklyn Bombshell See more »

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