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Susan Hayward

In 1957, Academy award winning actress Susan Hayward wed Eaton Chalkley, a former federal agent, rancher & businessman. They settled in his hometown of Carrollton where they lived happily until his untimely death on Jan. 9, 1966. Hayward then left Carrollton, as she reportedly could not bear to continue living there without him. However upon her passing in 1975, per her request she was buried next to Chalkley in Carrollton.


Annually, the Carrollton Center for the Arts honors Hayward by screening one of her films. This year's is "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" also starring Gregory Peck. We will be attending this screening, then moving on to the cemetery of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church to visit Hayward's gravesite. Finally for those interested, we will be having dinner in Carrollton at a restaurant TBD.


Members are welcome & encouraged to make carpool arrangements, if desired.The film starts at 2pm & admission is $5 per person (which includes provided concessions on site). Runtime is 1hr, 57 min. Tickets are on sale now via the link provided below. The cemetery is approx. 7 miles from the Center on GA-113.


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