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Also Known As: Died: March 14, 1975
Born: June 30, 1917 Cause of Death: brain tumor
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Revengers (1972) as Elizabeth [Reilly]
The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones.
Heat of Anger (1972) as Jessie Fitzgerald
A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor, accused of murdering an iron worker who was having an affair with his teenage daughter. Susan Hayward replaced ailing Barbara Stanwyck in this pilot for a prospective Stanwyck series that was to have been called "Fitzgerald and Pr
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972) as Dr Maggie Cole
A pretty research doctor, suddenly widowed, is inveigled by a gruff street doctor to put away the mourning band and join him in his clinic in a Chicago slum area. The title role marked the end of Susan Hayward's long film career.
Valley of the Dolls (1967) as Helen Lawson
Three young women brave the world of show business and pills.
The Honey Pot (1967) as Mrs. Lone-Star Crockett Sheridan
A millionaire fakes a terminal illness to fleece his former girlfriends.
Where Love Has Gone (1964) as Valerie Hayden Miller
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
Stolen Hours (1963) as Laura Pember
An American heiress with an incurable disease falls in love with her surgeon.
I Thank a Fool (1962) as Christine Allison
A woman once convicted of euthanasia gets a job caring for her prosecutor's wife.
Ada (1961) as Ada
A call girl weds an easygoing politician and helps him against corrupt state officials.
Back Street (1961) as Rae Smith
Third screen version of the classic romance about a woman sacrificing everything for love of a married man.
The Marriage-Go-Round (1960) as Content Delville
A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.
Thunder in the Sun (1959) as Gabrielle Dauphin
An Indian scout courts a beautiful woman on the road to California''''s wine country.
Woman Obsessed (1959) as Mary Sharron
After her husband dies in a fire, a woman is left to tend for her young son and the family farm on her own. Soon, she takes in a drifting handyman, they fall in love, and a resentment begins to build between the son and his new "step-father" who treats the boy harshly on purpose to prepare him for
I Want to Live! (1958) as Barbara [Ward] Graham
True story of the small-time lady crook who fought to escape the gas chamber.
Top Secret Affair (1957) as Dorothy "Dottie" Peale
A female publishing magnate tries to keep a general she hates from securing a prestigious appointment.
The Conqueror (1956) as Bortai
The great warlord Genghis Khan falls in love with the daughter of a conquered enemy.
Soldier of Fortune (1955) as Jane Hoyt
An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photogrpaher husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband
Untamed (1955) as Katie O'Neill Kildare
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt?
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as Lillian Roth
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.
Garden of Evil (1954) as Leah Fuller
A trio of soldiers of fortune on their way to the California gold rush are tempted with rewards by a woman who needs help in rescuing her husband from a goldmine cave-in in Mexico. They agree, but then find themselves the target of angry Indians who wish to protect the sacred hill on which the mine is located.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Messalina
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
White Witch Doctor (1953) as Ellen Burton
Ellen Burton arrives in Africa to join Dr. Mary as her nurse, bringing modern medicine to the native peoples. Lonni Douglas, an animal wrangler and fortune hunter, agrees to take her upriver, despite his misgivings about her suitability for Africa. They battle escaped gorillas, hostile natives, infected lion wounds, and hostile witch doctors to reach their destination and on the way, they fall in love. Will their contrasting interests doom their romance?
The President's Lady (1953) as Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson
Future president Andrew Jackson defies scandal to marry a divorced woman.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) as Helen
As he fights a deadly jungle fever, a hunter remembers his lost loves.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Jane Froman
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
The Lusty Men (1952) as Louise Merritt
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) as Mary Elizabeth Thompson, neƩ Eden
A Methodist minister and his wife are called to a small mountain community to help its residents.
Rawhide (1951) as Vinnie Holt
Two individuals on a stage coach find themselves at the mercy of four outlaws.
David and Bathsheba (1951) as Bathsheba
King David''''s lust for a married woman has disastrous consequences for Israel.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) as Harriet Boyd
An ambitious designer has to choose between her career and love.
My Foolish Heart (1950) as Eloise Winters [Wengler]
A young innocent's life is shattered when she falls for a World War II flyer.
House of Strangers (1949) as Irene Bennett
After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.
Tulsa (1949) as Cherokee "Cherry" Lansing
A cattle owner''''s daughter risks everything to drill for oil.
The Saxon Charm (1948) as Janet Busch
Tap Roots (1948) as Morna Dabney
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Angie Evans Conway
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
The Lost Moment (1947) as Tina Bordereau
In a long flashback, a New York publisher is in Venice pursuing the lost love letters of an early-19th-century poet, Jeffrey Ashton, who disappeared mysteriously. Using a false name, Lewis Venable rents a room from Juliana Bordereau, once Jeffrey Ashton's lover, now an aged recluse. Running the household is Juliana's severe niece, Tina, who mistrusts Venable from the first moment. He realizes all is not right when late one night he finds Tina, her hair unpinned and wild, at the piano. She calls him Jeffrey and throws herself at him. The family priest warns Venable to tread carefully around her fantasies, but he wants the letters at any cost, even Tina's sanity.
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Verna Carlson
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
Canyon Passage (1946) as Lucy Overmire
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
Deadline at Dawn (1946) as June Goffe
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
The Hairy Ape (1944) as Mildred Douglas
A ship's stoker becomes obsessed with a society beauty who finds him repulsive.
The Fighting Seabees (1944) as Constance Chesley
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Janice Blair
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943) as Jill Wright
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---played in and around some great singing and dancing numbers by, for its time, a large number of black performers including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, dancing by the great Jack Williams and the team of "Pops & Louie"(Albert Whitman and Louis Williams)and others, including Spanish dancer Chinita Marin, billed as Chinita. The song "Change of Heart", by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, was Oscar-nominated, and also became the title of the film on 1949 reissue. Walter Scharf also was Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Musical. Republic seldom got two nominations in any single year, much less two in the same film.
Jack London (1943) as Charmian Kittredge
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Herself, Genevieve in skit, "Priorities" number
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Young and Willing (1943) as Kate Benson
Aspiring actors sharing a New York apartment follow a strict "no romance" policy.
I Married a Witch (1942) as Estelle Masterson
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Drusilla Alston
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Tana Mason
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
Among the Living (1941) as Millie Pickens
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Hester [Stoddard]
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
Sis Hopkins (1941) as Carol Hopkins
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Judith Schofield
Beau Geste (1939) as Isobel Rivers
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Betty McGlen
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Amateur actor
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
Girls on Probation (1938) as Gloria Adams
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
The Sisters (1938) as Telephone operator
Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century.

Cast (special)

Midwife's Tale, A (1998)
Dramatization of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book about Martha Ballard, a midwife and mother in the wilds of Maine during the decades following the American Revolution. Ballard, kept a 27-year diary, from which Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote her book. An extraordinary woman, Ballard struggled against p

Cast (short)

Campus Cinderella (1938)
After falling in love with a co-ed, a popular basketball star plays for a different college than what his father originally wanted in this musical short. Vitaphone Release 8809-8810.

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