American actress Julie Haydon spent most of her career on Broadway appearing in such dramas as Tennessee Williams premiere production of The Glass Menagerie Paul Vincent Carroll's Shadow and Substance and William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Time of Your Life, but she also occasionally accepted leading roles in 1930s' Hollywood features. Haydon launched her stage career at age 19 and made her film debut in The Great Meadow (1931). She played a few more supporting roles before signing with RKO in 1932. Her first major role was in The Conquerors. Though Haydon appeared in many films during the '30s, her career was generally undistinguished, but for her notable performance in The Scoundrel in 1935. Following her work in A Family Affair, the beginning of the Andy Hardy series, Haydon retired from films to pursue a more successful Broadway career. Haydon was married to Broadway critic George Jean Nathan from 1955. He died in 1958, and afterward Haydon retired from Broadway and became a drama coach. She occasionally appeared in college and local theater productions. Haydon also edited two posthumous collections of her husband's writing and penned a book, Every Dog Has Its Day, and wrote magazine articles about the actors with whom she had worked.