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This Day in Georgia History

June 30, 1918

Susan Hayward Born

Actress Susan Hayward was born in Brooklyn, New York. 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 is sentenced to die in the gas chamber for murder. In her later life, Hayward spent several years in Carrollton, Georgia. She returned to Hollywood, where she died on March 14, 1975. Her body was returned to Carrollton, where she was buried next to her husband, who had died in 1966.