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Actress Martha Hyer dies at 89


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Martha Hyer, an Oscar-nominated actress who starred alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, and later gained notoriety for her extravagant lifestyle, has died.

Hyer died May 31 in Santa Fe, Raymond Lucero of Rivera Funeral Home told the Associated Press. She was 89.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, the easygoing actress began her movie career with a small role in the 1946 movie “The Locket,” but she got her big break in the 1954 comedy “Sabrina,” starring Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. In that movie, she played the fiancée of a character played by William Holden.

She began acquiring more high-profile roles during the 1950s.

She was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her role in the 1958 “Some Came Running,” starring Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that in her later years Hyer became reclusive, preferring to paint and hike.


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