Susan Hayward's birthplace is on Church Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The actress was born Edythe Marrener on June 30, 1917 in this brick apartment building in the Flatbush section. During her childhood in Brooklyn she attended Public School 181, Erasmus Hall High School and Girls' Commercial High School. She graduated in 1935 and shortly thereafter began a modeling career. In 1937 she moved to Hollywood with hopes of landing the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. This didn't pan out, but she remained in California and embarked on a successful film career which included five Oscar nominations.