“My life is fair game for anybody. “ said actress Susan Hayward. “I spent an unhappy, penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don’t relax because I don’t know how. I don’t want to know how. Life is too short to relax.”
Suasan Hayward received five Oscar nominations for one victory for the role, in ” I Want To Live “, of Barbara Graham, a character billed as “the wildest of the jazzed-up generation”
“When you’re dead,” said Hayward, ” you’re dead. No one is going to remember me when I’m dead. Oh, maybe a few friends will remember me affectionately. Being remembered isn’t the most important thing, anyhow. It’s what you do when you are here that’s important.”
On the 14th of March, 1975, Susan Hayward died of cancer which may have been contracted as a result of exposure to radioactive fallout on the set of a movie shot in Utah.
Rest In Peace, Susan.
Praise the Lord For Life.
Geoff Fox, 14th March, 2023, Down Under