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Martha Hyer

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August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Cause of Death:

Spouse #1: C. Ray Stahl (1951-1954) (divorced)
Spouse #2: Hal B. Wallis (1966-October 5, 1986) (his death)


BiographyShe was married to C. Ray Stahl from 1951 to 1954 until they divorced.  In 1966 she married filmmaker Hal B. Wallis and stayed with him until his death on October 5, 1986.  She actually wrote the screenplay for Hal's HUGELY popular 1975 film "Rooster Cogburn".  Wow!  She didn't write it in her own name, but as an alias Martin Julien.  Her most famous screen appearance was the 1958 film "Some Came Running" in which she was Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress.  She did quite a bit in movies, especially in the 1950s.  An interesting fact is that she was highly considered to play the part of Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" from 1960, but lost out to Janet Leigh.  Remember the woman that gets stabbed in the shower?  That could've been her.  Personally, I'm glad she didn't get the part.  Maybe that would've been a huge step for her, but it just isn't that nice to play a character who is more famous to audiences as a corpse.

    Ms. Hyer had a pretty good acting career and definitely made some impressive accomplishments.



Martha Hyer