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Martha Hyer, Oscar-nominated actress, dies at 89
Martha Hyer, Oscar-nominated actress, dies at 89

Martha Hyer, the Old Hollywood actress best known for her Oscar-nominated performance opposite Frank Sinatra in 1958's "Some Came Running," has died at age 89, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. A striking blond glamor girl, Hyer was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1924 and studied at Northwestern University. She was first spotted by a Hollywood talent agent at the Pasadena Playhouse and went on to appear in westerns as well as the sci-fi farce "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars," the B-adventure "Yukon Gold" and the African safari film "The Scarlet Spear." Hyer got her big break playing William Holden's fiancee in Billy Wilder's 1954 romantic comedy "Sabrina," which co-starred Audrey...

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