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This Day in Georgia History

March 14, 1975

Susan Hayward Died

Actress Susan Hayward died in Hollywood, CA. Born June 30, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, Hayward was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1955, she would win the 1958 Oscar for her performance of Barbara Graham in the movie, “I Want to Live!” – the story of a woman sentenced to die in the gas chamber for murder. In her later life, Hayward lived with her husband, Floyd Chalkey, in Carrollton, Georgia. After her death, she was buried there next to her husband. Her grave is simply marked, “Susan Hayward Chalkey.”