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Also Known As: Seafield Grant Died: February 21, 1985
Born: March 19, 1909 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: South Africa Profession: Cast ... actor


Suavely handsome, often tongue-in-cheek leading man of the 1930s and 40s who began his career with a provincial theater company in England. Hayward came to Hollywood in the mid-30s and quickly established a second-rank level of stardom which lasted until the mid-50s. He more than held his own in a wide variety of films; his light touch with cynical, witty banter suited him well in drawing room comedies and romantic dramas ("The Flame Within" 1935, "The Rage of Paris" 1938, "Dance Girl Dance" 1940), but he regularly appeared in detective films and adventures as well. Often cast as somewhat roguish playboys, Hayward played the leading role in Rene Clair's sterling adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery "And Then There Were None" (1945) and was fine in dual roles James Whale's stylish version of "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939).


04051939 ( 2007-03-14 )

Source: I was Louis Hayward's manager. The source is personal and comes directly from him.

Louis Charles Hayward was named for his father, a mining engineer, who died in a hit and run accident prior to the birth of his son. No one is named Seafield Grant. Properly, this is the Grant of Seafield, and land grant located in Cornwall that Louis inherited and subsequently sold as a young man at the outset of his career in England. This was erroneously included in Leslie Halliwell's first edition of his Filmgoer's Companion, as has been reprinted and restated elsewhere, which does not make it correct.

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