Susan Hayward was born on June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In 1937, she lost the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind but signed with Warner Brothers. In 1947, she starred in Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman, and earned her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. She received four more nominations over the next 12 years. Hayward died on March 14, 1975 in Hollywood, California.