Biography

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.

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 89

Birthday 1924-08-10

Day of Death 2014-05-31

Place of Birth Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1973 Day of the Wolves as Maggie Anderson
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1969 Crossplot as Jo Grinling
1969 Once You Kiss a Stranger... as Lee Marshall
1967 Another Man's Wife as Ana María
1967 House of 1,000 Dolls as Rebecca
1967 Catch As Catch Can as Luisa Chiaramonte
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 The Happening as Monica
1967 Some May Live
1966 Picture Mommy Dead as Francene Shelley
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1966 Cuernavaca En Primavera
1966 Two Marines and a General as Lt. Inge Schultze
1966 The Night of the Grizzly as Angela Cole
1966 The Chase as Mary Fuller
1965 The Sons of Katie Elder as Mary Gordon
1965 Branded (1 episode)
1964 Blood on the Arrow as Nancy Mailer
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 Bikini Beach as Vivien Clements
1964 First Men in the Moon as Kate Callender
1964 The Carpetbaggers as Jennie Denton
1964 Pyro... The Thing Without a Face as Laura Blanco
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law (6 episodes)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1963 Wives and Lovers as Lucinda Ford
1963 The Man from the Diners' Club as Lucy
1962 A Girl Named Tamiko as Fay Wilson
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie as Peggy Kramer
1961 The Right Approach as Anne Perry
1960 Desire in the Dust as Melinda Marquand
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 Die Herrin der Welt - Teil II as Karin Johanson
1960 Ice Palace as Dorothy Wendt Kennedy
1960 Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I as Karin Johanson
1959 The Best of Everything as Barbara Lamont
1959 The Big Fisherman as Herodias
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 Some Came Running as Gwen French
1958 Houseboat as Carolyn Gibson
1958 Once Upon a Horse... as Miss Amity Babb
1958 Paris Holiday as Ann McCall
1957 My Man Godfrey as Cordelia Bullock
1957 The Delicate Delinquent as Martha Henshaw
1957 Kelly and Me as Lucy Castle
1957 Mister Cory as Abby Vollard
1957 Battle Hymn as Mary Hess
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 Showdown at Abilene
1956 Red Sundown as Caroline Murphy
1955 Paris Follies of 1956
1955 Kiss of Fire as Felicia
1955 Francis in the Navy as Betsy Donevan
1954 Trouble on the Trail as Kidnapped Singer
1954 Cry Vengeance as Peggy Harding
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 Sabrina as Elizabeth Tyson
1954 Down Three Dark Streets as Connie Anderson
1954 Battle of Rogue River as Brett McClain
1954 Lucky Me as Lorraine Thayer
1954 Wyoming Renegades as Nancy Warren
1954 Public Defender (1 episode)
1954 Riders to the Stars as Dr. Jane Flynn
1953 So Big as Paula Hempel
1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars as Janie Howe
1952 Oriental Evil as Cheryl Banning
1952 Yukon Gold as Marie Briand
1952 Geisha Girl as Peggy Burns
1952 Wild Stallion as Caroline (as an adult)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1950 The Kangaroo Kid as Mary Corbett
1950 Lux Video Theatre (5 episodes)
1950 Frisco Tornado as Jean Martin
1950 Salt Lake Raiders as Helen Thornton
1950 Outcasts of Black Mesa as Ruth Dorn
1949 The Clay Pigeon as Miss Harwick, Wheeler's Receptionist
1949 Roughshod as Marcia
1949 Rustlers as Ruth Abbott
1948 Gun Smugglers as Judy Davis
1948 The Velvet Touch as Helen Adams
1947 The Judge Steps Out as Catherine Bailey Struthers III
1947 Thunder Mountain as Ellie Jorth
1947 Born to Kill as Maid (uncredited)

Writing

1975 Rooster Cogburn Writer

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