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Martha Hyer

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.


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Born:
Aug 10, 1924 In Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
80
First Appeared:
In the movie Born to Kill 1947-05-03
Latest Project:
Movie Day of the Wolves 1973-01-01
Known For
Poster of Catch As Catch Can
Poster of Wives and Lovers
Poster of Racket Squad
Filmography
Movie Day of the Wolves Maggie Anderson 1973-01-01
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Once You Kiss a Stranger... Lee Marshall 1969-11-12
Movie Crossplot Jo Grinling 1969-11-25
Movie The Happening Monica 1967-03-01
Movie Two Marines and a General Lt. Inge Schultze 1967-01-18
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Some May Live 1967-01-01
Movie Catch As Catch Can Luisa Chiaramonte 1967-10-05
Movie Another Man's Wife Ana MarĂ­a 1967-11-23
Movie House of 1,000 Dolls Rebecca 1967-11-08
Movie The Chase Mary Fuller 1966-02-17
Movie Cuernavaca En Primavera 1966-07-21
Movie The Night of the Grizzly Angela Cole 1966-04-20
Movie Picture Mommy Dead Francene Shelley 1966-11-02
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Movie The Sons of Katie Elder Mary Gordon 1965-06-23
Movie The Carpetbaggers Jennie Denton 1964-04-08
Movie First Men in the Moon Kate Callender 1964-07-01
Movie Pyro... The Thing Without a Face Laura Blanco 1964-01-22
Movie Bikini Beach Vivien Clements 1964-07-22
Movie Blood on the Arrow Nancy Mailer 1964-10-11
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie The Man from the Diners' Club Lucy 1963-04-17
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Wives and Lovers Lucinda Ford 1963-08-29
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie A Girl Named Tamiko Fay Wilson 1962-12-27
Movie The Last Time I Saw Archie Peggy Kramer 1961-05-27
Movie The Right Approach Anne Perry 1961-05-17
Movie Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I Karin Johanson 1960-01-01
Movie Ice Palace Dorothy Wendt Kennedy 1960-01-02
Movie Desire in the Dust Melinda Marquand 1960-10-10
Movie Die Herrin der Welt - Teil II Karin Johanson 1960-04-26
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie The Big Fisherman Herodias 1959-08-04
Movie The Best of Everything Barbara Lamont 1959-10-09
Movie Paris Holiday Ann McCall 1958-05-09
Movie Once Upon a Horse... Miss Amity Babb 1958-09-01
Movie Some Came Running Gwen French 1958-12-18
Movie Houseboat Carolyn Gibson 1958-11-19
Movie Battle Hymn Mary Hess 1957-02-14
Movie Mister Cory Abby Vollard 1957-02-23
Movie Kelly and Me Lucy Castle 1957-04-10
Movie My Man Godfrey Cordelia Bullock 1957-10-11
Movie The Delicate Delinquent Martha Henshaw 1957-06-06
Movie Red Sundown Caroline Murphy 1956-03-01
Movie Showdown at Abilene 1956-10-01
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Francis in the Navy Betsy Donevan 1955-08-24
Movie Kiss of Fire Felicia 1955-09-23
Movie Battle of Rogue River Brett McClain 1954-06-15
Movie Lucky Me Lorraine Thayer 1954-04-09
Movie Riders to the Stars Dr. Jane Flynn 1954-01-14
Movie Down Three Dark Streets Connie Anderson 1954-09-02
Movie Wyoming Renegades Nancy Warren 1954-03-27
Movie Trouble on the Trail Kidnapped Singer 1954-12-26
Movie Cry Vengeance Peggy Harding 1954-11-24
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Sabrina Elizabeth Tyson 1954-09-28
Movie Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Janie Howe 1953-04-05
Movie So Big Paula Hempel 1953-10-21
Movie Geisha Girl Peggy Burns 1952-05-02
Movie Wild Stallion Caroline (as an adult) 1952-04-27
Movie Yukon Gold Marie Briand 1952-08-30
Series Racket Squad Unknown 1951-06-07
Movie Outcasts of Black Mesa Ruth Dorn 1950-04-12
Movie Salt Lake Raiders Helen Thornton 1950-05-01
Movie The Kangaroo Kid Mary Corbett 1950-10-22
Movie Frisco Tornado Jean Martin 1950-09-06
Movie Rustlers Ruth Abbott 1949-03-03
Movie Roughshod Marcia 1949-05-11
Movie The Clay Pigeon Miss Harwick, Wheeler's Receptionist 1949-06-29
Movie The Velvet Touch Helen Adams 1948-07-13
Movie Gun Smugglers Judy Davis 1948-12-28
Movie Born to Kill Maid (uncredited) 1947-05-03
Movie Thunder Mountain Ellie Jorth 1947-06-01
Movie The Judge Steps Out Catherine Bailey Struthers III 1947-12-15