Martha Hyer

Age: 89
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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Martha Hyer (born August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas) is 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.

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Movie Character Year
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Xspkgpf53mwhjdlpwxh4xmev9tk Lucky Me Lorraine Thayer 1954
Gn9vfyryyosc1b4rhenmgvsf0tr Down Three Dark Streets Connie Anderson 1954
1ieh4aarycphixvw0rbukcleiqz Sabrina Elizabeth Tyson 1954
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Q2ibm2faihbn8xbgty3eli5drov Battle Hymn Mary Hess 1957
6rdbn9kwroxelwbwtj74rnnzjcs Houseboat Carolyn Gibson 1958
Dyynqudqdhejadesqndavxp1db9 Some Came Running Gwen French (schoolteacher) 1958
Zyf1rmnkbtwpjgv52y7dfbnhrev The Big Fisherman Herodias 1959
Popcorn Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I Karin Johanson 1960
Jqciwz2xyes2xesyhmhcoc7yen8 Ice Palace Dorothy Wendt Kennedy 1960
Hmzudkcx0coreyfesqktcxqghqp The Last Time I Saw Archie Peggy Kramer 1961
Pjkvfhbuhcrmmulpimjfyspxrf A Girl Named Tamiko Fay Wilson 1962
5asv3b9am4pavgic75gocfjr4vf The Man From the Diner's Club Lucy 1963
7ng4je2c4lhkcotrjmysrcwm8j8 The Carpetbaggers Jennie Denton 1964
Kgwd0lbees9nc2mdzggeval1rqw Pyro... The Thing Without a Face Laura Blanco 1964
Xxi3n3yobiqt2msuzlksm61s7q5 Bikini Beach Vivien Clements 1964
M6o8oxkhlv6buf3ctpjhgb14vpq First Men In The Moon Kate Callender 1964
Dgwkfxbpdz73gxr1nb6p6votnss The Sons of Katie Elder Mary Gordon 1965
Bmlkmbhscflayqlcki8dtgoquk9 The Chase Mary Fuller 1966
Nak7ywlcs6kkzfkjnqb3huoeeya Two Marines and a General Lt. Inge Schultze 1966
Abni0wl0ufkbpud6inhivp4eqpa The Happening Monica 1967
Xr9iiinegqllzcgesftigbdpaer House of 1,000 Dolls Rebecca 1967
B0mvt3kkguzzxibtvgry9pf3lgv Day of the Wolves 1971