I feel very cheated sometimes when I think about Susan Hayward leaving us so early. She had so much more of life to live...she could have enjoyed her children and grandchildren (and great-grandchildren!!) and given us more wonderful films-perhaps she would have learned how to find more peace in life and a lot more joy. I really think more peace and laughter would have come her way;however her fate was in the hands of a higher power who knew when it was time for her to go . I am thankful to have had the opportunity to have known her at least through her films. She had a unique way of relating to her audience. It seems ironic that a person who seemed to have some trouble communicating her feelings in real life could communicate them so beautifully and perfectly onscreen.....such is often the nature of an artist. I can tell you that I've certainly appreciated her very much over my lifetime. It's nice to be able to honor her today.