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Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman is a 1947 film which tells the story of a nightclub singer who marries a rising singer and falls into alcoholism when she gives up her own career. It stars Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Marsha Hunt and Eddie Albert.

The movie was written by Frank Cavett, John Howard Lawson, Dorothy Parker and Lionel Wiggam. It was directed by Stuart Heisler.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Susan Hayward) and Best Writing, Original Story.

The story is loosely based on the life of Dixie Lee, wife of actor-singer Bing Crosby.

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