Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Lusty Men (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 35% Valley of the Dolls (1967)
  • Birthday: Jun 30, 1917
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Energetic red-haired leading lady Susan Hayward (born Edythe Marrener) specialized in portraying gutsy women who rebound from adversity. She began working as a photographer's model while still in high school, and when open auditions were held in 1937 for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind, she arrived in Hollywood with scores of other actresses. Unlike most of the others, however, she managed to become a contract player. Her roles were initially discouragingly small, although she gradually work her way up to stardom. For her role in Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947) -- the first in which she played a strong-willed, courageous woman -- Hayward received the first of her five Oscar nominations; the others were for performances in My Foolish Heart (1950), With a Song in My Heart (1952), I'll Cry Tomorrow (1956), and I Want to Live (1958), winning for the latter. Although the actress maintained her star status through the late '50s, the early '60s saw her in several unmemorable tearjerkers, and although she formally retired from films in 1964, that retirement was not a permanent one - as she later returned to the screen for a few more roles including parts in a couple of telemovies and one theatrical feature during the early 1970s. Her ten-year marriage to actor Jess Barker ended in 1954 with a bitter child-custody battle, and she died in 1975 after a two-year struggle with a brain tumor, one of several cast and crew members from 1956's The Conqueror to be stricken with cancer later in life.

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No Score Yet Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase Actor 2014
No Score Yet Thunder In The Sun Actor 2012
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Maggie Cole 1972
No Score Yet Heat of Anger Actor 1971
35% Valley of the Dolls Helen Lawson 1967
57% The Honey Pot Mrs. Lone-Star Crockett Sheridan 1967
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone Valerie Hayden Miller 1964
No Score Yet Stolen Hours Laura Pember 1963
No Score Yet I Thank a Fool Christine Allison 1962
No Score Yet Back Street Rae Smith 1961
No Score Yet Ada Actor 1961
No Score Yet The Marriage-Go-Round Content Delville 1961
No Score Yet Woman Obsessed Mary Sharron 1959
93% I Want to Live! Barbara Graham 1958
No Score Yet Top Secret Affair Dorothy 'Dottie' Peale 1957
No Score Yet The Conqueror Bortai 1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow Lillian Roth 1955
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune Mrs. Jane Hoyt 1955
No Score Yet Untamed Katie O'Neill 1955
83% Garden of Evil Leah Fuller 1954
83% Demetrius and the Gladiators Messalina 1954
No Score Yet The President's Lady Rachel Donelson Robards 1953
No Score Yet White Witch Doctor Ellen Burton 1953
100% The Lusty Men Louise Merritt 1952
67% With a Song in My Heart Jane Froman 1952
100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Helen 1952
83% David and Bathsheba Bathsheba 1951
No Score Yet I Can Get it For You Wholesale Harriet Boyd 1951
No Score Yet Rawhide Vinnie Holt 1951
No Score Yet I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Mary Elizabeth Eden Thompson 1951
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart Eloise Winters 1949
71% House of Strangers Irene Bennett 1949
No Score Yet Tulsa Cherokee Lansing 1949
No Score Yet Tap Roots Morna Dabney 1948
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me Verna Carlson 1947
No Score Yet Smash Up: The Story of a Woman Angie Evans Conway 1947
No Score Yet Lost Moment Tina Bordereau 1947
100% Canyon Passage Lucy Overmire 1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn June Goth 1946
No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Janice Blair 1944
No Score Yet The Hairy Ape Mildred Douglas 1944
100% The Fighting Seabees Constance Chesley 1944
No Score Yet Jack London Charmian Kittredge 1943
No Score Yet Change of Heart Jill Wright 1943
No Score Yet Jack Frost Actor 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Genevieve 1942
95% I Married a Witch Estelle Masterson 1942
No Score Yet Young and Willing Kate Benson 1942
78% Reap the Wild Wind Drusilla Alston 1942
No Score Yet Among the Living Millie Pickens 1941
No Score Yet Sis Hopkins Carol Hopkins 1941
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons Hester Stoddard 1941
100% Beau Geste Isobel Rivers 1939
No Score Yet The Sisters Telephone Operator 1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Bit Part 1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel Starlet at Table 1937


Tom Owens
What? Are you afraid of coyotes?
Vinnie Holt
Yeah. The kind with boots on.
Helen Lawson
Broadway doesn't go for booze and dope.