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The sister of this Oscar winning actress from the peak of the studio system days had an estranged sister who would sell stories and photos every month to a gossip magazine to make her sister look bad.
It continued until the actress finally caved and paid her sister a monthly sum for the rest of her life.
It isn’t like the actress wasn’t ripe for exploitation.
There was the suicide attempt and the bedroom fight with another actress and the domestic violence against her first husband.
Sister: Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward was an American actress and model. She was best known for roles portraying women based on true stories. After working as a fashion model, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937 to audition for the role of Scarlett O’Hara.
First husband, actor Jess Barker. They were married on July 23, 1944, and had two children, fraternal twin sons named Gregory and Timothy, born February 19, 1945. The marriage was turbulent with a judge granting an interlocutory divorce decree on August 17, 1954) (in the spring of 1955, there was the suicide attempt: sleeping pills; a hysterical telephone call to her mother, Ellen, in Brooklyn; a call by Mrs. Marrener to the police; two detectives kicking in the door of Miss Hayward’s home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.; the finding of the unconscious star; the race to the hospital; the newspaper photos—closed eyes, tousled hair, the hospital blanket; a tongue depresser jutting from between lax lips
An actress named Jill Jarmyn charges Miss Hayward with attacking her when Miss Jarmyn walks in unannounced to find a pajama clad Miss Hayward and Donald Barry, an actor, together in his bedroom. Miss Hayward accuses Miss Jarmyn of being insulting.