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

Martha Hyer, an Oscar-nominated actress who was likened to Grace Kelly for her cool, blond elegance, has died in Santa Fe, N.M., where she lived since the 1980s. She was 89. Hyer's death May 31 was confirmed by the Rivera Family Funeral Home. No cause was given. Her most noted role was as an Indiana schoolteacher in "Some Came Running" (1958), the tale of an embittered World War II veteran, played by Frank Sinatra, returning to his hometown. Her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actress. Hyer also played William Holden's wealthy fiancee in "Sabrina" (1954) and diplomat Cary Grant's rich sister-in-law in the comedy...

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