Margaret Sullavan

Margaret Sullavan


Margaret Sullavan
Film: West side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Born May 16, 1909 in Norfolk, VA
Died Jan. 1, 1960 of barbiturate poisoning in New Haven, CT

Margaret Sullavan rose from obscurity to a prominent place on the Broadway stage before being brought to Hollywood by Universal.

Miss Sullavan started her dramatic career as an amateur with the Baltimore University players. She had her first role as an actress at Cape Cod, Mass., in 1928.

Her Broadway debut in May 1931 was in the role of Teddy Simpson in "A Modern Virgin."

A succession of Broadway success followed with roles in "If Love Were All" in 1931, "Happy Landing" in 1932, "Chrysalis" in 1932, "Bad Manners" in 1933, "Dinner at Eight" in 1933 and "Stage Door" in 1936.

Miss Sullavan's first motion picture was "Only Yesterday" in 1933 with John Boles. She also starred in "So Red the Rose" in 1935, "The Shining Hour" in 1938, "Back Street" in 1941 and "Cry 'Havoc'" in 1943.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1938 Best Actress Three Comrades Nomination

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