Martha Hyer

Actor, Model
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Born: 08/10/1924 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

The Way They Were 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day of the Wolves 1970 (Movie)

Maggie Anderson (Actor)

Picture Mommy Dead 1966 (Movie)

Francene Shelley (Actor)

Some May Live 1966 (Movie)

Kate Meredith (Actor)

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Mary Fuller (Actor)

The Happening 1966 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

The Night of the Grizzly 1965 (Movie)

Angela Cole (Actor)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

Mary Gordon (Actor)

War Italian Style 1965 (Movie)

Lt Inge Schultze (Actor)

Bikini Beach 1964 (Movie)

Vivien Clements (Actor)

A Girl Named Tamiko 1963 (Movie)

Fay Wilson (Actor)

First Men in the Moon 1963 (Movie)

Kate Callender (Actor)

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

Jennie Denton (Actor)

The Man From the Diner's Club 1962 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Wives and Lovers 1962 (Movie)

Lucinda Ford (Actor)

The Last Time I Saw Archie 1961 (Movie)

Peggy Kramer (Actor)

Desire in the Dust 1960 (Movie)

Melinda Marquand (Actor)

Ice Palace 1960 (Movie)

Dorothy (Actor)

The Lux Video Theater 1950 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Houseboat 1958 (Movie)

Carolyn Gibson (Actor)

Once Upon a Horse 1958 (Movie)

Amity Babb (Actor)

Paris Holiday 1958 (Movie)

Ann McCall (Actor)

Some Came Running 1958 (Movie)

Gwen French (Actor)

The Best of Everything 1958 (Movie)

Barbara Lemont (Actor)

The Big Fisherman 1958 (Movie)

Herodias (Actor)

Battle Hymn 1957 (Movie)

Mary Hess (Actor)

Four Star Playhouse 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Mister Cory 1957 (Movie)

Abby Vollard (Actor)

My Man Godfrey 1957 (Movie)

Cordelia (Actor)

The Delicate Delinquent 1957 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Wyoming Renegades 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

Down Three Dark Streets 1954 (Movie)

Connie Anderson (Actor)

Kiss of Fire 1954 (Movie)

Felicia (Actor)

Lucky Me 1954 (Movie)

Lorraine Thayer (Actor)

Sabrina 1954 (Movie)

Elizabeth Tyson (Actor)

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars 1953 (Movie)

Janie (Actor)

Battle of Rogue River 1953 (Movie)

Brett McClain (Actor)

So Big 1953 (Movie)

Paula Hempel (Actor)

The Lawless 1950 (Movie)

Caroline Tyler (Actor)

The Velvet Touch 1948 (Movie)

Helen Adams (Actor)

Born to Kill 1947 (Movie)

Maid (Actor)

Roughshod (Movie)

Marcia (Actor)

The Judge Steps Out (Movie)

Catherine Bailey (Actor)

The Rustlers (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Thunder Mountain (Movie)

Ellen Jorth (Actor)

Yukon Gold (Movie)

(Actor)

Relationships

Brent Wallis

Step-Son

Julien Hyer

Father
served as a state senator in Texas was judge advocate with the US Army and was involved with the post-WWII trials of Nazi war criminals died in 1974

Agnes Hyer

Mother
died in 1969

Gene Kelly

Companion
dated in 1954

George Nader Actor

Companion
had on-again, off-again relationship in the mid- to late 1950s was her date for the 1959 Academy Awards

Jeff Richards

Companion
dated in 1956

C Ray Stahl Writer

Husband

Hal Wallis Producer

Husband
First met at a Hollywood party in 1949; re-met on a flight in the early 1960s Married from 1966 until his death 1986

EDUCATION

Fairfax Hall Junior College

Waynesboro , Virginia 1941 - 1943
all-girls' two-year school; transferred to Northwestern for junior year

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1943

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena , California 1944 - 1945
attended summer programs

Milestones

1980

Reportedly became involved in the potentially scandalous misuse of money; was in debt to loan sharks; husband called in FBI to investigate and resolve the matter

1975

Reportedly did uncredited screenwriting work on "Rooster Cogburn", starring John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn; produced by husband Hal Wallis

1973

Last film, "The Day of the Wolves"

1967

Played the unconcerned wife of a kidnap victim in "The Happening"

1965

Had featured role in "The Sons of Katie Elder", starring John Wayne and Dean Martin

1964

Cast as a call girl turned movie star in "The Carpetbaggers", based on the Harold Robbins' novel

1963

Played the attractive agent of a best-selling writer in "Wives and Lovers"

1959

Portrayed the lusty Herodias in "The Big Fisherman", helmed by Frank Borzage

1958

Received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for playing a prim and proper writing teacher attracted to one of her students (Frank Sinatra) in "Some Came Running"

1957

Cast as the witchy older sister Cordelia in the remake of "My Man Godfrey"

1957

Co-starred with Rock Hudson in "Battle Hymn", the fact-based drama about a minister haunted by his actions during WWII

1954

Became a blonde for appearance in the Billy Wilder-directed "Sabrina"

1953

Had featured role in "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars"

1952

Was topbilled in "Geisha Girl", although did not play title character

1951

After marriage to producer-director Ray Stahl, settled in NYC

1951

Contract with RKO ended

1947

Had small role as a maid in "Born to Kill"

1946

Singer Ella Logan reportedly saw her photograph on her father's desk and Logan contacted her husband, a producer, to test Hyer

1946

Film debut in uncredited bit role as a party guest in "The Locket"

1944

While studying at Pasadena Playhouse's summer program, spotted by a talent scout from Paramount; auditions but is not given contract

1940

After completing high school, moved with family to San Antonio

Modeled briefly using the name Martha Lou Spring

Born and raised in the Fort Worth, Texas, area

Appeared in numerous B Westerns with Tim Holt in the late 1940s and early 1950s, like "Gun Smugglers" (1948) and "The Rustlers" (1949)

Put under contract by RKO

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