Susan Hayward Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Susan Hayward

Birthday :

June 30, 1917

Died On :

March 14, 1975

Also Known For :

Classic Pin-Ups, Film Actress

Birth Place :

New York City, New York, United States of America

Zodiac Sign :


Childhood And Early Life

American actress Susan Hayward was born on the 30 June 1917 in Brooklyn, New York.



Susan Hayward was a student at Brooklyn Public School.


Rise To Stardom

After working as a model in New York City, Susan Hayward moved to Los Angeles. Her first part was a small role in Hollywood Hotel (1937). She then appeared in Beau Geste (1939), Among the Living (1941).



Further roles included Reap the Wild Wind (1942). The Forest Rangers (1942). Jack London (1943). And Now Tomorrow (1944) and Deadline at Dan (1946). Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947). My Foolish Heart and With a Song in My Heart (1952). I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955). I Want to Live (1958).


Awards And Achievements

Susan Hayward won an Academy Award Best Actress Oscar for I Want to Live (1958). She also won four other Academy Award nominations for The Story of a Woman (1947), My Foolish Heart (1953), With A Song in My Heart (1952) and I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955).


Personal Life

Susan Hayward married her first husband was actor Jess Barker, and they had twin sons, Gregory and Timothy (b.1945). The couple divorced in 1954. In 1957, she married Eaton Chalkley and remained married to him until his death in 1966. Susan Hayward died on the 14 March 1975 after suffering a seizure.


Susan Hayward converted to Catholicism after her second marriage to Eaton Chalkley.

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