Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00151120112: SUSAN HAYWARD

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Scarce, uncommonly early black fountain pen signature on a 2x5-inch mustard yellow autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1947 and recently encased in hard plastic by the third-party authentication service, Beckett, from which it can be removed, if one so desires. In good condition. 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.