Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00151120112: SUSAN HAYWARD

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Scarce, bold vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1940s.  In very good condition and nice for matting.  Energetic leading lady Susan Hayward specialized in portraying gutsy women who bounce back from adversity.  She was nominated for four Academy Awards, for her work in Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), My Foolish Heart (1950), With a Song in My Heart (1952), and I'll Cry Tomorrow (1956), before finally winning for the 1958 classic I Want to Live!  She was also unforgettable as Estelle Masterson in the horror-themed comedy I Married a Witch (1942) and Helen Lawson in the cult favorite Valley of the Dolls (1967).  She died in 1975, at the age of 57, after a two-year battle with a brain tumor.  She was one of several cast and crew members from the 1956 historical epic The Conqueror to be stricken with the illness due to radiation exposure while filming.