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Susan Hayward is a Actor American born on 30 june 1917 at New York City (USA)

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward
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Birth name Edythe Marrenner
Nationality USA
Birth 30 june 1917 at New York City (USA)
Death 14 march 1975 (at 57 years) at Hollywood (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress.

After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film contract, and played several small supporting roles over the next few years.

By the late 1940s, the quality of her film roles had improved, and she achieved recognition for her dramatic abilities with the first of five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her performance as an alcoholic in Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947). Her career continued successfully through the 1950s and she received subsequent nominations for My Foolish Heart (1949), With a Song in My Heart (1952) and I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955). She finally won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of death row inmate Barbara Graham in I Want to Live! (1958).

After Hayward's second marriage and subsequent move to Georgia, her film appearances became infrequent, although she continued acting in film and television until 1972. She died in 1975 of brain cancer.

Biography

Hayward was married to actor Jess Barker for ten years and they had two children, fraternal twin sons named Gregory and Timothy, born February 19, 1945. The marriage was described in Hollywood gossip columns as turbulent. They divorced in 1954. Hayward survived a suicide attempt after the divorce. During the contentious divorce proceedings, Hayward felt it necessary to stay in the United States and not join the Hong Kong location shooting for the film Soldier of Fortune. She shot her scenes with co-star Clark Gable indoors in Hollywood. A few brief, distant scenes of Gable and a Hayward double walking near landmarks in Hong Kong were combined with the indoor shots.



In 1957, Hayward married Floyd Eaton Chalkley, commonly known as Eaton Chalkley. He was a Georgia rancher and businessman who had formerly worked as a federal agent. Though he was an unusual husband for a Hollywood movie star, the marriage was a happy one. She lived with him on a farm near Carrollton, Ga. The couple also owned property across the state line in Cleburne County, just outside of Heflin, Alabama. She became a popular figure in an area that in the 1950s was off the beaten path for most celebrities. In December 1964, she and her husband were baptized Catholic by Father McGuire at SS Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church on Larimar Avenue, in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh. She had met McGuire while in China and promised him that if she ever converted, he would be the one to baptize her. Chalkley died on January 9, 1966. Hayward went into mourning and did little acting for several years, and took up residence in Florida, because she preferred not to live in her Georgia home without her husband.

Before her Catholic baptism, Hayward was once a proponent of astrology. She particularly relied on the advice of Carroll Righter, who called himself "the Gregarious Aquarius" and the self-proclaimed "Astrologer to the Stars", who informed her that the optimum time to sign a film contract was exactly 2:47 a.m., causing her to set her alarm for 2:45 so that she could be sure to obey his instructions.

Best films

Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
(Actress)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
(Actress)
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
(Actress)
I Want to Live! (1958)
(Actress)
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
(Actress)
With a Song in My Heart (1952)
(Actress)

Usually with

Leo Tover
Leo Tover
(7 films)
Hans Dreier
Hans Dreier
(9 films)
Lyle Wheeler
Lyle Wheeler
(9 films)
Ben Nye
Ben Nye
(8 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Susan Hayward (64 films)

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Actress

The Revengers, 1h46
Directed by Daniel Mann
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime, Western
Actors William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Roger Hanin, Susan Hayward, Reinhard Kolldehoff
Roles Elizabeth Reilly
Rating60% 3.0482853.0482853.0482853.0482853.048285
The Civil War is over and Medal of Honor winner John Benedict is a Colorado rancher now, with a wife and four children. His pride and joy, son Morgan, is invited to attend West Point, but prefers to help run his father's ranch.
Valley of the Dolls, 2h3
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about television, Children's films
Actors Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate, Patty Duke, Susan Hayward, Lee Grant, Tony Scotti
Roles Helen Lawson
Rating61% 3.0509653.0509653.0509653.0509653.050965
Three young women meet when they embark on their careers. Neely O'Hara (Duke) is a plucky kid with undeniable talent who sings in a Broadway show—the legendary actress Helen Lawson (Hayward) is the star of the play—while Jennifer North (Tate), a beautiful blonde with limited talent, is in the chorus. Anne Welles (Parkins) is a New England ingenue who recently arrived in New York City and works as a secretary for a theatrical agency that represents Lawson. Neely, Jennifer, and Anne become fast friends, sharing the bonds of ambition and the tendency to fall in love with the wrong men.
The Honey Pot, 2h6
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine, Edie Adams, Maggie Smith
Roles Mrs. Sheridan
Rating67% 3.397673.397673.397673.397673.39767
Struggling actor William McFly (Cliff Robertson) is hired by wealthy Cecil Fox (Rex Harrison) to play his personal secretary for a practical joke. Pretending to be on his deathbed, Fox invites three former lovers to his Venetian palazzo for a final visit: penniless Princess Dominique (Capucine), fading movie star Merle McGill (Edie Adams), and Texas millionairess Mrs. Lone Star Crockett Sheridan (Susan Hayward). Accompanying Mrs. Sheridan is her spinster nurse, Sarah Watkins (Maggie Smith). By chance, each of the women brings Fox a timepiece as a present.
Where Love Has Gone, 1h51
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Mike Connors, Joey Heatherton, Jane Greer, DeForest Kelley
Roles Valerie Hayden Miller
Rating63% 3.1982953.1982953.1982953.1982953.198295
The film begins with headlines stating that 15-year-old Danielle Miller (Joey Heatherton) has murdered a man, Rick Lazich, who was the latest lover of her mother Valerie Hayden (Susan Hayward). Dani's father, Luke Miller (Mike Connors) describes the events that led to the tragedy.
I Thank a Fool, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento, Clive Morton, Cyril Cusack, Kieron Moore
Roles Christine Allison
Rating61% 3.051093.051093.051093.051093.05109
200px Dr. Christine Allison (Susan Hayward) is convicted of manslaughter for the mercy killing of her terminally ill, married lover. After serving two years in prison, she is unable to find work.
The Marriage-Go-Round, 1h38
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Susan Hayward, James Mason, Julie Newmar, Robert Paige, June Clayworth, Everett Glass
Roles Content Delville
Rating59% 2.954222.954222.954222.954222.95422
At a Florida college, professor Paul Delville and wife Content, who is the school's dean of women, anticipate a visit from Sweden. The people they expect are a former colleague, Professor Sveg, and his daughter Katrin.
Ada
Ada (1961)
, 1h49
Directed by Daniel Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution, Political films
Actors Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ralph Meeker, Martin Balsam, Frank Maxwell
Roles Ada Gillis
Rating65% 3.2960053.2960053.2960053.2960053.296005
Bo Gillis (Dean Martin) is a guitar-playing good old boy from a Southern state who is a candidate for governor there. He ends up elected after his opponent's wife is revealed to have a dark secret, a fact that Bo's campaign mastermind, Sylvester Marin (Wilfrid Hyde-White), makes sure becomes known to all.
Back Street, 1h47
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Natalie Schafer
Roles Rae Smith
Rating66% 3.345393.345393.345393.345393.34539
Wealthy department-store heir Paul Saxon has a romantic fling with a Nebraska dress-shop owner, Rae Smith, who breaks it off when she discovers he is married.
Back Street, 1h47
Directed by David Miller
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Reginald Gardiner
Roles Rae Smith
Rating66% 3.345393.345393.345393.345393.34539
Paul Saxon, riche héritier d'une chaîne de magasins, rencontre Rae Smith à son retour de guerre. Attendant un avion pour New York, ils passent une journée ensemble et tombent mutuellement amoureux. Rae rate l'avion, et découvre par la suite que Paul est marié. Rae décide de tenter sa chance à New York et trouve du travail auprès du fameux styliste Dalian. Elle rencontre Paul par hasard et ils se rendent compte qu'ils sont encore amoureux l'un de l'autre. Ne voulant pas devenir sa maîtresse cachée, Rae décide alors de fuir et de poursuivre sa carrière à Rome.
Woman Obsessed, 1h43
Directed by Henry Hathaway, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Susan Hayward, Stephen Boyd, Barbara Nichols, Dennis Holmes, Theodore Bikel, James Philbrook
Roles Mary Sharron
Rating60% 3.00293.00293.00293.00293.0029
Mary Sharron (Susan Hayward) has lost her husband to a forest fire. To help her run the ranch, she hires Fred Carter (Stephen Boyd), a handy man. A handsome, but taciturn fellow who has known much tragedy, Fred works hard for her. Robbie Sharron (Dennis Holmes), the woman's son, resents him, and when he learns that his mother is planning to marry him to quell ugly rumors in town, the youth is most unhappy. After the wedding, the stepfather treats the boy harshly, not out of cruelty, but because he wants to prepare the boy to survive the tough life ahead. This creates friction and frustration. Sometimes Fred beats both Mary and Robbie. On the day the wife learns she is pregnant, Robbie and Fred get into a violent fight.
Thunder in the Sun, 1h20
Directed by Russell Rouse
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Actors Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac, Carl Esmond, Blanche Yurka, Fortunio Bonanova
Roles Gabrielle Dauphin
Rating55% 2.762152.762152.762152.762152.76215
The film shows a family of French Basque immigrants pioneering into the Wild West while carrying their ancestral vines. Hard drinking trail driver Lon Bennett is hired to lead them and he falls for the spirited Gabrielle Dauphin.
I Want to Live!, 2h
Directed by Robert Wise
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Theodore Bikel, Virginia Vincent, Wesley Lau, Philip Coolidge
Roles Barbara Graham
Rating74% 3.7461253.7461253.7461253.7461253.746125
The film tells the story of the life and execution of Barbara Graham (Hayward) a prostitute and convicted perjurer. Graham is the product of a broken home, and works luring men into fixed card games.