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Martha Hyer

Martha Hyer

  • Born on
    • August 10th, 1924
  • Died on
    • May 31st, 2014
Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924, Fort Worth, Texas - May 31, 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico) was an American actress. She attended Northwestern University and was a member of Pi Beta Phi fraternity. After completing her education, she next appeared in The Locket in 1946. She had roles in So Big (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Delicate Delinquent in 1956 (Jerry Lewis' first film without Dean Martin), Houseboat (1958), Ice Palace (1960), Desire in the Dust (1960), The Carpetbaggers (1964), First Men in the Moon (1964), Blood on the Arrow (1964) and The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), Night of the Grizzly (1966), among many others. She costarred with Keenan Wynn in Bikini Beach (1964), one of the Beach Party movies with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. On television, Hyer played the part of "Hannah Haley" in the episode "Incident West of Lano" on the Western series Rawhide. Her most significant role came as the love interest of Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running for director Vincente Minnelli in 1958, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hyer was one of the actresses considered for the Janet Leigh role of the doomed Marion Crane in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho. Her last film was Day of the Wolves in 1973. Hyer married producer Hal B. Wallis in 1966, and the couple remained together until his death in 1986. She died on May 31, 2014, at the age of 89 from natural causes, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she had lived for many years. Description above from the Wikipedia article Martha Hyer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Martha Hyer on Plex

Filmography

Acting (31 Credits)

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1969Crossplot as Jo Grinling
1967The Happening as Monica
1966The Night of the Grizzly as Angela Cole
1966Picture Mommy Dead as Francene Shelley
1966The Chase as Mary Fuller
1965The Sons of Katie Elder as Mary Gordon
1964First Men in the Moon as Kate Callender
1964Bikini Beach as Vivien Clements
1964Blood on the Arrow as Nancy Mailer
1964The Carpetbaggers as Jennie Denton
1959The Best of Everything as Barbara Lamont
1958Houseboat as Carolyn Gibson
1958Some Came Running as Gwen French
1957Mister Cory as Abby Vollard
1957The Delicate Delinquent as Martha Henshaw
1957Battle Hymn as Mary Hess
1957My Man Godfrey as Cordelia Bullock
1956Red Sundown as Caroline Murphy
1955Francis in the Navy as Betsy Donevan
1954Cry Vengeance as Peggy Harding
1954Riders to the Stars as Dr. Jane Flynn
1954Down Three Dark Streets as Connie Anderson
1954Sabrina as Elizabeth Tyson
1954Lucky Me as Lorraine Thayer
1953Abbott and Costello Go to Mars as Janie Howe
1953So Big as Paula Hempel
1949Roughshod as Marcia
1949The Clay Pigeon as Miss Harwick
1948The Velvet Touch as Helen Adams
1947Born to Kill as Maid (uncredited)
1946The Locket as bridesmaid (uncredited)

Writer (1 Credits)

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