Floyd Eaton Chalkley & Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward and Floyd Eaton Chalkley
1956 - 1966

Susan Hayward and Floyd Eaton Chalkley  


Floyd Eaton Chalkley and Susan Hayward were married for 8 years before Floyd Eaton Chalkley died aged 57.


American Actress Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrenner on 30th June, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 14th Mar 1975 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 57. She is most remembered for I Want To Live (1958). Her zodiac sign is Cancer.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingFeb 1956 - 8th Feb 1957 1 year
Married8th Feb 1957 - 9th Jan 1966 8 years, 11 months
Total Feb 1956 - 9th Jan 1966 9 years, 11 months

(8 February 1957 - 9 January 1966) (his death)
In 1957, Hayward married Floyd Eaton Chalkley, a Georgia rancher and businessman who had formerly worked as a federal agent. Though he was an unusual husband for a Hollywood movie star, the marriage was a happy one. She lived with him on a farm near Carrollton, Ga. The couple also owned property across the state line in Cleburne County, just outside of Heflin, Alabama. She became a popular figure in an area that in the 1950s was off the beaten path for most celebrities. In December 1964, she and her husband were baptized Catholic by Father McGuire at SS Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church on Larimar Avenue, in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh. She had met McGuire while in China and promised him that if she ever converted, he would be the one to baptize her. Chalkley died on January 9, 1966. Hayward went into mourning and did little acting for several years, and took up residence in Florida because she preferred not to live in her Georgia home without her husband.

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Relationship Timeline

January, 1966 - Breakup

8th February, 1957 - Marriage

February, 1956 - Hookup

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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

Kitty EnglandJul 17, 2011

I would like to see a photo of Eaton Chalkley and a photo of Susan Hayworth's two children

vinceSep 13, 2009

Eaton was my godfather. My father introduced him to Susan. On their first date they doubled with Dr. Lee Siegel and his wife Noreen Nash. I would very much like to be put in touch with any of Eaton`s family or friends.

Nancy Handy PecarApr 12, 2007

We are in search for Mary Ellen Chalkley, who was married to a Robert Edwards. She is/was the daughter of Floyd Eaton Chalkley. We are looking for her as we are celebrating our 50th Reunion next month and we would appreciate any help you can give in locating her. She was a lovely friend.

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