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Martha Hyer, Oscar-Nominated Actress for ‘Some Came Running,’ Dies at 89
Washington Post ^ | June 12 | Steve Chawkins

Posted on 06/14/2014 11:35:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Martha Hyer, a Hollywood actress in the 1950s and 1960s who was likened to Grace Kelly for her cool, blond elegance and earned an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in “Some Came Running” (1958), opposite Frank Sinatra, died May 31 in Santa Fe, N.M. She was 89.

The Rivera Family Funeral Home confirmed the death but did not provide the cause.

Ms. Hyer’s most noted role was as an Indiana schoolteacher in “Some Came Running,” based on the James Jones novel about an embittered World War II veteran returning to his home town. She lost the Oscar to Wendy Hiller in “Separate Tables” (1958).

Ms. Hyer also played William Holden’s wealthy fiancee in “Sabrina” (1954) and diplomat Cary Grant’s rich sister-in-law in the comedy “Houseboat” (1958).

Portraying sophisticated women came naturally for Ms. Hyer, who amassed an impressive collection of French Impressionist paintings and joked that she had to give up her mansion in the Hollywood Hills because she had run out of wall space.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hyer; marthahyer

1 posted on 06/14/2014 11:35:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ReformationFan

Ping


2 posted on 06/14/2014 11:35:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

RIP. “Some Came Running” was Sinatra’s second best movie, after Manchurian candidate, and she had a lot to do with that.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: nickcarraway

One beautiful woman.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 11:56:10 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

You don’t know the half of it.. She was naturally breathtaking.. She visited a set I was working on to visit the writer, who was her friend.. She sat down with all the guys, and was charming and funny, and joined in the fun..


5 posted on 06/14/2014 12:32:10 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: nickcarraway
Thanks for the ping. RIP to a beautiful and very talented actress. And another link to classic pre-1968 Hollywood is gone Here she is with two other departed beautiful women, Eva Gabor and June Allyson:
6 posted on 06/14/2014 12:52:00 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: carlo3b

I envy you having that experience.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 12:52:32 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Don Corleone

Indeed. She was called Universal-International’s answer to Grace Kelly.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 12:53:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: nickcarraway; All

To honor her memory, I posted the classic Beverly Hillbillies episode she guest starred on-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3167773/posts


9 posted on 06/14/2014 1:01:15 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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