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      Susan Hayward

      Susan Hayward

      Highest Rated: 100% Canyon Passage (1946)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Valley of the Dolls (1967)

      Birthday: Jun 30, 1917

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Pretty, exuberant leading lady who began her Hollywood career in 1937 as a bit player and was a star by the mid-1940s. Talented and tempestuous, with a penchant for playing ripe melodrama with all the stops out, Hayward reached her peak in the early 1950s in such enjoyably sudsy vehicles as "My Foolish Heart" (1950), "With a Song in My Heart" (1952) and "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955). She was often cast as the brassy, defiant heroine, as in her Oscar-winning role "I Want to Live!" (1958), where she splendidly played the real-life Barbara Graham, a woman who was wrongly sentenced to death. Hayward's stardom petered out by the mid-60s, but she continued playing occasional leads and character roles (including a part as a past-her-prime film star in the abysmal "Valley of the Dolls" 1969) on film and TV until shortly before her death of a brain tumor in 1975.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Lusty Men
      100% Canyon Passage
      100% The Fighting Seabees
      95% I Married a Witch
      94% I Want to Live!
      92% Beau Geste
      86% I'll Cry Tomorrow
      86% Garden of Evil

      Photos

      THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME, Jane Greer, Robert Young, Susan Hayward, 1947 DEADLINE AT DAWN, Paul Lukas, Susan Hayward, Bill Williams, 1946 THE SAXON CHARM, John Payne, Susan Hayward, 1948 YOUNG AND WILLING, Eddie Bracken, Susan Hayward, 1943 SMASH-UP THE STORY OF A WOMAN, Lee Bowman, Susan Hayward, 1947 WOMAN OBSESSED, Stephen Boyd, Susan Hayward, 1959 DEADLINE AT DAWN, from left: Paul Lukas, Susan Hayward, Bill Williams, 1946 WOMAN OBSESSED, from left: Stephen Boyd, Susan Hayward, 1959, TM & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. DAVID AND BATHSHEBA, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck, 1951. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BEAU GESTE, from left: Robert Preston, Ray Milland, Susan Hayward, Heather Thatcher, G P Huntley, Gary Cooper, 1939 TAP ROOTS, Van Heflin, Susan Hayward, Whitfield Connor, 1948 THE PRESIDENT'S LADY, Charlton Heston, Susan Hayward, 1953, TM and copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved ADA, Susan Hayward, (center), 1961 TAP ROOTS, Ruby Dandridge, Susan Hayward, 1948 WITH A SONG IN MY HEART, Susan Hayward, 1952 REAP THE WILD WIND, Susan Hayward, Paulette Goddard, 1942 WHERE LOVE HAS GONE, from left: director Edward Dmytryk, Susan Hayward, on set, 1964 DEADLINE AT DAWN, from left: Bill Williams, Susan Hayward, 1946 DEADLINE AT DAWN, Paul Lukas, Susan Hayward, Bill Williams, 1946 WOMAN OBSESSED, Stephen Boyd (back to camera), Dennis Holmes (on ground), Susan Hayward, 1959, TM & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 33% The Revengers Elizabeth Reilly (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat of Anger Jessie Fitzgerald (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Maggie Cole (Character) - 1972
      57% 61% The Honey Pot Mrs. Lone Star Crockett Sheridan (Character) - 1967
      33% 58% Valley of the Dolls Helen Lawson (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 32% Where Love Has Gone Valerie Hayden Miller (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Hours Laura Pember (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Thank a Fool Christine Allison (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 50% Ada Ada Gillis (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 69% Back Street Rae Smith (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marriage-Go-Round Content Delville (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder in the Sun Gabrielle Dauphin (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 27% Woman Obsessed Mary Sharron (Character) - 1959
      94% 83% I Want to Live! Barbara Graham (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 50% Top Secret Affair Dorothy "Dottie" Peale (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 10% The Conqueror Bortai (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 17% Untamed Katie O'Neill Kildare (Character) - 1955
      86% 75% I'll Cry Tomorrow Lillian Roth (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 61% Soldier of Fortune Mrs. Jane Hoyt (Character) - 1955
      86% 53% Garden of Evil Leah Fuller (Character) - 1954
      75% 65% Demetrius and the Gladiators Messalina (Character) - 1954
      60% 50% The President's Lady Rachel Donaldson (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 12% White Witch Doctor Ellen Burton (Character) - 1953
      100% 83% The Lusty Men Louise Merritt (Character) - 1952
      67% 62% With a Song in My Heart Jane Froman (Character) - 1952
      75% 52% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Helen (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Mary Elizabeth Eden Thompson (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 50% I Can Get It for You Wholesale Harriet Boyd (Character) - 1951
      60% 33% David and Bathsheba Bathsheba (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 60% Rawhide Vinnie Holt (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 49% My Foolish Heart Eloise Winters (Character) - 1949
      71% 74% House of Strangers Irene Bennett (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 46% Tulsa Cherokee Lansing (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saxon Charm Janet Busch (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 83% Tap Roots Morna Dabney (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 64% The Lost Moment Tina Bordereau (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 57% Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman Angelica "Angie"/"Angel" Evans Conway (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 76% They Won't Believe Me Verna Carlson (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 58% Deadline at Dawn June Goth (Character) - 1946
      100% 64% Canyon Passage Lucy Overmire (Character) - 1946
      40% 17% The Hairy Ape Mildred Douglas (Character) - 1944
      100% 72% The Fighting Seabees Constance Chesley (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Janice Blair (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing Kate Benson (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 12% The Jack London Story Charmian Kittredge (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Change of Heart Jill Wright (Character) - 1943
      95% 70% I Married a Witch Estelle Masterson (Character) - 1942
      80% 57% Reap the Wild Wind Cousin Drusilla Alston (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forest Rangers Tana 'Butch' Mason (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 60% Adam Had Four Sons Hester Stoddard (Character) - 1941
      80% 46% Among the Living Millie Pickens (Character) - 1941
      92% 85% Beau Geste Isobel Rivers (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Leading Citizen Judith Schofield (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet $1,000 a Touchdown Betty McGlen (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls on Probation Gloria Adams (Character) - 1938

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956