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Susan Hayward (June 30, 1918 - March 14, 1975) was an American actress. Born Edythe Marrenner in Brooklyn, New York, she began her career as a photographer's model. She went to Hollywood in 1939, aiming to become the unknown who won the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. Although she didn't get that role, she won the role of the female lead in Beau Geste. She played a dramatic role in Among the Living, and a Southern belle in Reap the Wild Wind.

In 1947 Hayward received the first of her five Academy Award nominations for Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman. Other major films included I'll Cry Tomorrow and I Want to Live!, for which she won the Oscar.

Academy Awards and Nominations: 1959 - Won Best Actress in a Leading Role - I Want to Live!; 1956 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - I'll Cry Tomorrow; 1953 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - With a Song in My Heart; 1950 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - My Foolish Heart; 1948 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman

Hayward has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6251 Hollywood Blvd.


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Susan Hayward Facts

Birth NameEdythe Marrener
OccupationActress
BirthdayJune 30, 1918
SignCancer
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Date of deathMarch 14, 1975 (age 56)
Height5' 3½" (1m61)  How tall is Susan Hayward compared to you?
Awards1959 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for I Want To Live!)
1959 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for I Want To Live)
1953 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for With a Song in My Heart)

Selected Filmography

I Married a Witch
Back Street
The Fighting Seabees
Fabulous Forties
John Wayne: Screen Legend Collection
Beau Geste
John Wayne
With a Song in My Heart
David and Bathsheba
Lost Moment
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