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MARTHA HYER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Martha Hyer was born on August 10th, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas.  As a young girl, at only the age of eleven, she was lucky enough to appear in her first movie role in, "Thunder Mountain" (1935).  In 1941, she graduated from high school and first attended, Fairfax Hall Junior College for Girls in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  She then went on to University at North Western University, majoring in drama and speech.  Upon completion, Hyer, became involved in acting on stage.  She was working at the Pasadena Playhouse when an talent scout discovered her and gets her a reading at Paramount, however at that time nothing came out of it.  She is later on given the chance to read for RKO and they decide to take her on.  She received a small role in, "The Locket" (1946) starring Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum and Gene Raymond, and from that point on roles began to come her way. 
 
She was a very attractive and beautiful lady and her looks definitely assisted in her getting some more significant roles.  In 1951 she was briefly married to C Ray Stahl, but the marriage ended in 1954.  As she entered the mid 50's, she began to put more focus onto her professional career and it was during this time that most of her best work was done such as, "Down Three Dark Streets" (1954) starring with Broderick Crawford and Ruth Roman, "Sabrina" (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, "Showdown at Abilene" (1956) also starring Jock Mahoney, Lyle Bettger, David Janssen and Ted de Corsia, "Battle Hymn" (1957) starring alongside Rock Hudson, Dan Duryea, Alan Hale Jr., Anna Kashfi, Don DeFore and Jock Mahoney, "Houseboat" (1958) starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren and Paul Peterson and "Some Came Running" (1958) starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Arthur Kennedy and Nancy Gates, which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. 

Martha also appeared on several television shows such as "Zane Grey Theatre", The Beverly Hillbillies", "Climax!", "The Public Defender", "Burke's Law", "The Deputy", "The Lone Ranger" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" just to name a few.
 
As she entered into the early 60's, she maintained decent roles on films such as, "Ice Palace" (1960) starring with Richard Burton, Carolyn Jones, Robert Ryan, Ray Danton, Jim Backus and Karl Swenson, "Desire in the Dust" (1960) co-starring Raymond Burr and Joan Bennett, "Bikini Beach" (1964) starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and Keenan Wynn, "The Carpetbaggers" (1964) starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Arthur Franz, Audrey Totter, Robert Cummings, Ralph Taeger, Lew Ayres, Tom Tully, Leif Erickson and Martin Balsam and "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965) starring alongside John Wayne, Dean Martin, Michael Anderson Jr., Earl Holliman, James Gregory, George Kennedy and Dennis Hopper. However, as her career progressed to the late 60's, films in the United States was slowing down.  On occasion she would appear in various foreign films, but for the most part, she remained out of the lime light.  In 1966 she married a producer, Hal B. Wallis and the couple remained married until he passed away in 1986. 
 
Her final films was, "Day of the Wolves" (1973) also starring Richard Egan, Rick Jason, John Lupton and Jan Murray.  She wrote an autobiography titled, Finding My Way: A Hollywood Memoir which was published in 1990.  Hyer's spent most of the late 80's in the hospital by her husbands side as he was very ill and suffering from diabetes.  Currently, Martha Hyer is eighty six years old and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.   
 
 
Filmography

1974   McCloud
1973   Day of the Wolves
1972   O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 
1971   The Young Lawyers 
1970   The Virginian 
1969   Once You Kiss a Stranger...
1969   Crossplot  
1969   It Takes a Thief 
1968   The Name of the Game 
1968   Catch As Catch Can
1967   Family Affair
1967   La mujer de otro  
1967   Judd for the Defense 
1967   House of 1,000 Dolls  
1967   The Happening
1967   Some May Live  
1966   Picture Mommy Dead  
1966   Cuernavaca en primavera  
1966   Due marines e un generale 
1966   The Night of the Grizzly
1966   The Chase  
1966   The Beverly Hillbillies 
1965   Branded 
1965   The Sons of Katie Elder  
1963-1965  Burke's Law 
1964-1965  Kraft Suspense Theatre  
1965   Bewitched
1962-1965  The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1964   The Farmer's Daughter
1964   Blood on the Arrow 
1964   First Men in the Moon
1964   Bikini Beach 
1964   The Carpetbaggers
1964   The Greatest Show on Earth
1964   Pyro... The Thing Without a Face 
1963   Wives and Lovers
1963   The Man from the Diners' Club
1962   A Girl Named Tamiko
1961   The Last Time I Saw Archie
1961   The Right Approach
1961   Route 66
1960   Zane Grey Theatre
1960   Desire in the Dust
1960   Die Herrin der Welt - Teil II
1960   Mistress of the World
1960   The Deputy
1960   Ice Palace
1959   The Best of Everything  
1959   The Big Fisherman
1959   Rawhide
1958   Some Came Running
1958   Houseboat
1958   Once Upon a Horse... 
1958   Climax!
1958   Paris Holiday
1958   Playhouse 90
1957   My Man Godfrey
1957   The Delicate Delinquent
1957   Kelly and Me
1957   Mister Cory
1957   Battle Hymn
1954-1956  Lux Video Theatre
1956   Showdown at Abilene
1956   Red Sundown
1955   Paris Follies of 1956
1955   Kiss of Fire
1955   Francis in the Navy
1955   The Best of Broadway
1953-1954  Four Star Playhouse 
1954   Cry Vengeance  
1954   The Public Defender 
1954   Sabrina
1954   Down Three Dark Streets
1954   Lucky Me 
1954   Wyoming Renegades
1954   The Scarlet Spear
1954   Battle of Rogue River 
1954   Riders to the Stars 
1953   So Big  
1953   Schlitz Playhouse
1953   Abbott and Costello Go to Mars  
1953   Fireside Theatre
1952   Your Jeweler's Showcase
1952   Yukon Gold
1952   Geisha Girl
1952   Wild Stallion
1952   Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1951   Oriental Evil
1950   The Kangaroo Kid
1950   Frisco Tornado 
1950   The Lawless
1950   Salt Lake Raiders  
1950   Outcasts of Black Mesa 
1950   The Lone Ranger 
1949   The Clay Pigeon  
1949   The Judge Steps Out
1949   Roughshod  
1949   Rustlers 
1948   Gun Smugglers
1948   The Velvet Touch 
1947   Thunder Mountain
1947   The Woman on the Beach  
1947   Born to Kill  
1946   The Locket





Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - Bikini Beach starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Keenan Wynn, Meredith MacRae, Martha Hyer, Don Rickles, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Elizabeth Montgomery, Little Stevie Wonder, Alberta Nelson, Candy Johnson, Donna Loren, Delores Wells, Danielle Aubry, Janos Prohaska, Timothy Carey and Boris Karloff
Matinee Classics - Sabrina starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Hillaire, Nella Walker, Francis X. Bushman and Ellen Corby
Matinee Classics - So Big starring Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Steve Forrest, Nancy Olson, Walter Coy, Elisabeth Fraser, Jacques Aubuchon, Martha Hyer, Roland Winters, Ruth Swanson, Richard Beymer and Tommy Rettig
Matinee Classics - Some Came Running starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates, Leora Dana, Betty Lou Keim, Larry Gates, Steve Peck, Connie Gilchrist and Ned Wever
Matinee Classics - The Carpetbaggers starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson, Arthur Franz, Tom Tully, Audrey Totter, Anthony Warde, Charles Lane, Tom Lowell, John Conte and Vaughn Taylor
Matinee Classics - The Carpetbaggers starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson, Arthur Franz, Tom Tully, Audrey Totter, Anthony Warde, Charles Lane, Tom Lowell, John Conte and Vaughn Taylor


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