Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00151120112: SUSAN HAYWARD

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Scarce vintage blue ballpoint pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1950s. In good condition, with a few impressions from the signature on the preceding page in the book, and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. 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.