Margaret Sullavan started her career on stage in 1929 with a chorus part in the spring production of the musical ‘Close Up’. That summer she made her professional debut on stage opposite Henry Fonda in ‘The Devil in the Cheese’. In 1931 she made her Broadway debut in the comedy ‘Modern Virgin’. Though her personal performance was appreciated she had the misfortune of appearing in four Broadway flops in a row in 1932. She made her debut on the big screen in the movie ‘Only Yesterday’ in 1933. She preferred stage performances and only appeared in 16 movies during her career. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Pat in the drama film ‘Three Comrades’ (1938). Four of her movies are opposite James Stewart that include the hits ‘The Mortal Storm’ and ‘The Shop Around the Corner’, both released in 1940. After a 10 year sabbatical from films she appeared in her last movie ‘No Sad Songs for Me’ in 1950 and thereafter restricted herself to theatre.