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From the Archives: Susan Hayward Dies; Received Oscar in 1959

From the Archives: Susan Hayward Dies; Received Oscar in 1959

Susan Hayward, the flame-haired Oscar-winning actress who was in more than 50 motion pictures, died Friday in her Beverly Hills home. She was 57.

Miss Hayward died of a seizure due to a malignant brain tumor. She had been undergoing chemotherapy for 2 1/2 years, according to her physician, Dr. Lee Siegel.

Siegel, who knew the actress for 30 years, said Miss Hayward's was "a very rare case," because most persons with her kind of tumor live only six weeks to three months.

"But she had a tremendous desire to live," Siegel said. "She was a terrific fighter."

He attributed the duration of her fight against cancer to her fighting spirit, the...

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