In 1947 Hayward received the first of her five Academy Award nominations for Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman. Other major films included I'll Cry Tomorrow and I Want to Live, for which she won the Oscar.
The brain cancer which took her life is traced by some back to her work in The Conqueror, filmed about 100 miles downwind of active Nevadan nuclear-weapon test sites, and in sets dressed with truckloads of dirt from the area.
Academy Awards and Nominations
Hayward has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6251 Hollywood Blvd.