Margaret Sullavan (May 16, 1909 – January 1, 1960) was an American stage and film actress. She was especially known for her distinctive throaty voice and her effortless acting in such films as Only Yesterday, Three Comrades and The Shop Around the Corner.
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- Most actors are basically neurotic people. Terribly, terribly unhappy. That's one of the reasons they become actors. Nobody well adjusted would ever want to expose himself or herself to a large group of strangers. Think of it. Insanity! Generally, by their very nature - that is if they're at all dedicated - actors do not make good parents. They are altogether egotistical and selfish. The better the actor - and I hate to say it, the bigger the star - why, the more that seems to be true. Honestly, I don't think I've ever known one - not one! - star who was successfully able to combine a career and family life
- from Haywire (1977) by Brooke Hayward. Jonathan Cape Ltd., p. 218. ISBN 0224014269.
- It's my nature to go around in high spirits most of the time and then to collapse.
- from Haywire (1977) by Brooke Hayward. Jonathan Cape Ltd., p. 215. ISBN 0224014269.
- You'll never learn to act in Hollywood. Not in a thousand years.
- Lawrence J. Quirk, Child of Fate - Margaret Sullavan, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1986, ISBN 0312514425, p. 77.