Simply Susan

“Susan Hayward? Gee, I haven’t thought about her since I Want to Live.” And my mind went into High Boggle at the thought, given the fact that Hayward’s character ends up in California’s gas chamber.

“No, dummy. HEYWARD. With an E. She’s in that TV show on PlayStation.”

Putting aside “There’s a TV show on PlayStation?” for the moment, I resolved to do due diligence on Susan Heyward, who has a bunch of film and theatrical credits, including Powers, the aforementioned TV show, in which she’s the second lead, Deena Pilgrim, who works in a police division in a world where some people — presumably, some of the wrong people — have superpowers of a sort.

Portrait of Susan Heyward

Susan Heyward at HBO premiere of Vinyl

The latter picture was snapped at the premiere for HBO’s forthcoming series Vinyl, set in a grimy 1973 New York at the offices of a failing record label. From “grimy” and “New York,” you might guess that Martin Scorsese is involved, and indeed he directed the pilot. Heyward has a role therein. Bragworthy? You bet.

Producing, with Scorsese: Mick Jagger.

And on a different scale, here’s the trailer for the short Busted on Brigham Lane, in which Heyward is the lead:

I apologize for my earlier lack of diligence.



  1. Jennifer »

    19 January 2016 · 10:50 am

    There’s a TV show on PlayStation?

  2. CGHill »

    19 January 2016 · 11:11 am

    It would so seem. Not having a PSanything, I have no idea how this works, but data is data.

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