Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Martha Hyer Has Died

Martha Hyer, one of the last studio glamour girls of the Golden Age of Hollywood has died. She once turned down a date request from the young Sen. John F. Kennedy, Hyer was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her work in 1958’s Some Came Running. She also starred in Sabrina as William Holden's fiancĂ©e She was 89.

28 comments:

Christina said...

She was gorgeous in Sabrina. RIP

Dena said...

She's pretty but that dress needs a little lift in the boobage.

Krystie Rachelle said...

Awe :( RIP. Sabrina (the original and the remake) was one of my favorites. They just don't make actresses the way they used too.

Procrastibator said...

I love Sabrina (original. Willi Holden - grrrrr.

Karen said...

I thought that was a picture of Grace Kelly at first! Martha was gorgeous.

Procrastibator said...

+ yes my dear

auntliddy said...

It reads like she played the sabrina role at 89, lol. Rip.

Melissa of Grand Island said...

RIP LOve the original Sabrina!! What a beauty!!

sandybrook said...

RIP

Gayeld said...

I original Sabrina was wonderful (as was Martha.) The less said about the remake, the better.

MISCH said...

She married Hal Wallis…she was no fool

Sherry said...

There were plenty of downfalls but there was also a lot to recommend about the studio system. People were groomed. It held a lot of glamour.

abbiesgail said...

I try not to romanticise the studio years because I know too much about how tyrannical it really was, but it's always terribly sad every time we lose someone who was one of the few remaining links to that era.

crila16 said...

RIP Martha. You were a beauty.

Glitter said...

I read this interesting article about Martha this morning.

http://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/?s=martha+hyer

AJ said...

Sad.
RIP.

Mary Ann said...

She was lovely.

califblondy said...

Not only was she a classic beauty, but she was a good actress too.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP

car54 said...

I always thought she was so beautiful. RIP Martha.

miliosr said...

She also appeared in the wonderful 1959 movie The Best of Everything with Hope Lange, Diane Baker, Suzy Parker and Joan Crawford (who stole the picture from her younger co-stars.)

I think the studio system cut both ways. The studios infantilized the stars but they also protected them from scandal and had a vested interest in developing careers. Now, stars lurch from picture-to-picture and scandal-to-scandal.

Northbynorthwest said...

@Abbies the database of remaining studio era major or mid level players is into the hundreds actually.

kit said...

She's classic - absolute stunner.

Wish there were more of this...

kit said...

She's classic - absolute stunner.

Wish there were more of this...

Henriette said...

She looks like Grace Kelly in that pic.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

....ya ya ya, well it's sad and my condolences. But...did she cheat with any married A listers

Northbynorthwest said...

@Sincerely
...But...so did 90% of Hollywood in that era. Most especially the people famous for their "fantastic", "devoted" marriages.