Monday, January 21, 2008

Grave Site of Susan Hayward

This is Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church located near Carrollton, Georgia. Just a few yards from the church is the grave site of the famous actress Susan Hayward. She married a Carrollton man, Eaton Chalkley, in 1957 and they lived in Carrollton until his death in 1966. She died in Beverly Hills in 1975 and was buried next to her husband. Yes, I do search out the strange and usual.

27 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Dot,
That's an interesting little church. It reminds me of a chapel attached to a place called Wisdom House in Litchfield, Connecticut. This was once a convent, and I believe the chapel was built in the late 1950s. It is similar in design and style. I like these places; they are inviting rather than overwhelming in the way that some contemporary church buildings can be.

Andrée said...

I love Hayward films. She always seemed to be genuinely nice. Real. This is a beautiful place for her to rest.

Revee said...

You really do come up with neat little tidbits!

Carla said...

Pretty church. And interesting triva!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a stunning frontage this church as. As for you seeking out the strange and unusual.. well I'm glad you did.. I do it all the time. It's nice to know others out there are the same and we are both not mad.. ha! :O)

RuneE said...

Nice flowers, though and interesting contemporary history.

Mike said...

Lovely church. That looks like a Christmas fairy on the front. he he

gaz said...

that bought back memories...
my dad used to be mad on cowboy movies when i was a kid. i remember very vividly him singing rawhide at the top of his voice. this and later on paint your wagon i seem to remember being his particular favourites.

Paulie said...

Thanks for the armchair tour. Interesting!

Ash said...

Lovely images. Especially love the second one!

I have the pleasure and the privilege to give you the "You Make My Day" award ( which was recently given to me!!)

kostas said...

The God it rests their souls. Really, she was a marvellous actor and very beautiful.
A symbol for her season, so much for the men and for the women.
We thank for small curriculum vitae

Nessa said...

Very nice. Graveyards can be fascinating places.

evlahos said...

very interesting

Sister--Three said...

what a simple little stone. I like the little Church...

oldmanlincoln said...

A very nice bit of information. I like the photography too.

Andrea said...

Beautiful church building. I knew Susan Hayward lived in Carrollton at some time but did not know she was buried there. Good research and good grave hunting.

Rambling Round said...

I didn't know that about Susan Hayward. She was one of my favorite actresses years ago. I also liked Suzanne Pleshette who died this past weekend.

DarylE said...

And interesting .. you must add interesting to that list of strange and unusual.

patsy said...

nice photos as usual. is it warm where you are? we had a hot morning 20 degrees after 9 degrees can be warm.

Isadora said...

Awww. Small world isn't it and even the famous live in places tucked away and now rediscovered by us on the internet. Thank you DOT!

deborah wilson said...

Dot,

That's a good photo, the next time that I'm in Carrollton, I'll try to get by there. I don't think these photos are so unusual, there are a lot of celeb's born and/or buried in Ga. Probably the 2 most famous/most visited gravesites being that of Margaret Mitchell and Duane Allman.

Susan Hayward was a great actress. I remember her best in "Smashup", "Ill Cry Tomorrow" and "I Want to Live".

Dick said...

Nice church, lovely flowers, interesting post and no questions.

imac said...

Thanks for a very interesting post and great photos.

Enjoyable.



See wot Terence the Tramps upto

happyone said...

Nice photos and some interesting facts. Always a pleasure to read your blog. :-)

AVCR8TEUR said...

What an interesting tidbit of information. When I visited Los Angeles years ago, I actually visited the Forest Lawn Cemetary where all the famous people are interred.

Max-e said...

Interestin one Dot. Suasan Hayward was one of my favourite actresses when I was a child many many years ago.

barry swink said...

Hi. My mother actually grew up in Carrolton during the time Mrs. Hayworth Chalkley lived there. She said it was nothing to see Mrs. Hayworth Chalkley going about in town, buying seed or grain, just like anyone else. She didn't put herself above the locals, and wanted to be thought of as normal. I remember visiting her farm as a small child, and being told "This is where Ms. Hayworth lived...she was a famous movie star." I remember it being beautiful, rolling hills, pastures, and lots of grass.

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