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      Margaret Sullavan

      Margaret Sullavan

      Highest Rated: 100% Only Yesterday (1933)

      Lowest Rated: 67% So Ends Our Night (1941)

      Birthday: May 16, 1909

      Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

      A petite brunette with large eyes dominating her small, attractively angular face, Margaret Sullavan made her stage debut with the University Players (which included James Stewart and Henry Fonda) in Falmouth, MA, and entered films in 1933. With her husky voice and unique, magnetic charm Sullavan was an immediate success, proving herself airy and delightful in comedy ("The Good Fairy" 1935, "The Shop Around the Corner" 1939) and wistful and poignant in drama ("Only Yesterday," her 1933 debut; "Three Comrades" 1938). Her unstable temperament and her critical disdain for the Hollywood establishment, however, significantly reduced her screen output, facilitating her many returns to Broadway. She was married to Henry Fonda, William Wyler and producer-agent Leland Hayward. Sullavan suffered a number of mental health problems (including severe depression brought on partly by increasing deafness in middle age) and died of a drug overdose. A family memoir, "Haywire" (1977), was written by her daughter, Brooke Hayward.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Mortal Storm
      100% Three Comrades
      100% Only Yesterday
      99% The Shop Around the Corner
      88% The Good Fairy
      83% Little Man, What Now?
      80% Back Street
      80% Next Time We Love


      THE MORTAL STORM, Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, 1940 SO RED THE ROSE, Margaret Sullavan, 1935 THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, 1940 THE SHINING HOUR, Melvyn Douglas, Margaret Sullavan, Joan Crawford, 1938 THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, Margaret Sullavan, 1940. THREE COMRADES, Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, 1938 THREE COMRADES, Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, 1938 THE SHINING HOUR, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, 1938 THE MOON'S OUR HOME, Margaret Sullavan, 1936 SO ENDS OUR NIGHT, Margaret Sullavan, Glenn Ford, 1941 THE MORTAL STORM, James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Maria Ouspenskaya, 1940, farewell THE MOON'S OUR HOME, Margaret Sullavan, 1936 SO RED THE ROSE, Margaret Sullavan, 1935 THE MOON'S OUR HOME, director William A. Seiter watches Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan playing checkers on set, 1936 SO RED THE ROSE, Margaret Sullavan, 1935 ONLY YESTERDAY, from left: Margaret Sullavan, Jimmy Butler, 1933 NO SAD SONGS FOR ME, Margaret Sullavan, Viveca Lindfors, 1950 THE MOON'S OUR HOME, Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, 1936 BACK STREET, Margaret Sullavan, Charles Boyer, 1941 CRY HAVOC, Fay Bainter, Frances Gifford, Fely Franquelli, Marsha Hunt, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, Margaret Sullavan, Ella Raines, Heather Angel, Gloria Grafton, Diana Lewis, Dorothy Morris, 1943



      No Score Yet 47% No Sad Songs for Me Mary Scott (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 60% Cry Havoc Lieutenant Smith (Character) - 1943
      80% No Score Yet Back Street Ray Smith (Character) - 1941
      67% 86% So Ends Our Night Ruth Holland (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Appointment for Love Dr. Jane Alexander (Character) - 1941
      100% 86% The Mortal Storm Freya Roth (Character) - 1940
      99% 91% The Shop Around the Corner Klara Novak (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 77% The Shopworn Angel Daisy Heath (Character) - 1938
      100% 65% Three Comrades Patricia Hollmann (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 40% The Shining Hour Judy Linden (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 33% The Moon's Our Home Cherry Chester/Sarah Brown (Character) - 1936
      80% 42% Next Time We Love Cicely Tyler (Character) - 1935
      88% 84% The Good Fairy Luisa "Lu" Ginglebuscher (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 78% So Red the Rose Valette Bedford (Character) - 1935
      83% 79% Little Man, What Now? Emma 'Lammchen' Pinneberg (Character) - 1934
      100% 71% Only Yesterday Mary Lane (Character) - 1933


      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1954