Monday, November 15, 2010


Susan Hayward was another one of those wonderful actresses who died painfully too young in 1975 at the age of 57. After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward travelled to Hollywood in 1937 when open auditions were held for the leading role in Gone With the Wind (1939). Although she was not selected, 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 won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of death row inmate Barbara Graham in I WANT TO LIVE(1958). Susan Hayward is truly one of the great actresses of our times...

1 comment:

  1. The gal my late father would refer to as "Susie Baby" with a twinkle in his eye!