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Martha Hyer (1924–2014)

Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket (1946). Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in films such as Down Three Dark Streets (1954), ... See full bio »

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 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Peggy Hamilton
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Mrs. Donner
- The Victims (1971) ... Mrs. Donner
 1971 The Day of the Wolves
Maggie Anderson
 1969 Crossplot
Jo Grinling
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Billie Ramsey
- Ordeal (1968) ... Billie Ramsey
 1968 Catch As Catch Can
Luisa Chiaramonte
 1967 Some May Live
Kate Meredith
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Carol Haven
- Star Dust (1967) ... Carol Haven
 1967 La mujer de otro
Ana María
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Leora McKenna
- The Money Farm (1967) ... Leora McKenna
 1967 House of 1,000 Dolls
 1967 The Happening
 1966 Picture Mommy Dead
Francene Shelley
 1966 Cuernavaca en primavera (segment "El nido de amor")
 1966 The Night of the Grizzly
Angela Cole
 1966 The Chase
Mary Fuller
 1966 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Tracy Richards
- The Richest Woman (1966) ... Tracy Richards
 1965 Due marines e un generale
Lt. Inge Schultze
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Callie Clay
- $10,000 for Durango (1965) ... Callie Clay
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Penny Allen / Dr. Serena Standish / Adrienne Shelton / ...
- Who Killed the Toy Soldier? (1965) ... Dr. Serena Standish
- Who Killed Cornelius Gilbert? (1964) ... Adrienne Shelton
- Who Killed April? (1964) ... Clarissa Montgomery
 1964-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Caroline Glenn / Helen Blaine
- Four into Zero (1965) ... Caroline Glenn
- Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am? (1964) ... Helen Blaine
 1965 Bewitched (TV Series)
Margaret Marshall
- The Cat's Meow (1965) ... Margaret Marshall
 1962-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Judy Mullett / Alice Marsden
- Crimson Witness (1965) ... Judy Mullett
- A Piece of the Action (1962) ... Alice Marsden
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Doris Larsen
- The Name of the Game (1964) ... Doris Larsen
 1964 Blood on the Arrow
Nancy Mailer
 1964 Bikini Beach
Vivien Clements
 1964 First Men in the Moon
Kate Callender
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Jennie Denton
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Lucy Carroll
- The Show Must Go on - To Orange City (1964) ... Lucy Carroll
 1964 Pyro... The Thing Without a Face
Laura Blanco
 1963 Wives and Lovers
Lucinda Ford
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
Fay Wilson
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie
Peggy Kramer
 1961 The Right Approach
Anne Perry
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Donna Stevens
- An Absence of Tears (1961) ... Donna Stevens
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Laurie Pritchard
- Morning Incident (1960) ... Laurie Pritchard
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Melinda Marquand
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Joy Cartwright
- Hang the Law (1960) ... Joy Cartwright
 1960 Ice Palace
Dorothy Wendt Kennedy
 1959 The Best of Everything
Barbara Lamont
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Hannah Haley
- Incident West of Lano (1959) ... Hannah Haley
 1958 Some Came Running
Gwen French
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Miss Amity Babb
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Vi Johnson
- The Push-Button Giant (1958) ... Vi Johnson
 1958 Paris Holiday
Ann McCall
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Louise Merrick
- Reunion (1958) ... Louise Merrick
 1957 Kelly and Me
Lucy Castle
 1957 Mister Cory
Abby Vollard
 1957 Battle Hymn
Mary Hess
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Julie / Ivy / Jean / ...
- Jezebel (1956) ... Julie
- Ivy (1956) ... Ivy
- The Lady Gambles (1955) ... Jean
- Welcome Stranger (1954) ... Trudy
- Final Round (1954) ... Lois
 1956 Showdown at Abilene
Peggy Bigelow
 1956 Red Sundown
Caroline Murphy
 1955 Kiss of Fire
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Betsy Donevan
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
- Broadway (1955) ... Pearl
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Jan / Gloria
- Meet a Lonely Man (1954) ... Jan
- Finale (1953) ... Gloria
 1954 Cry Vengeance
Peggy Harding
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
- The Big Race (1954) ... Connie
 1954 Down Three Dark Streets
Connie Anderson
 1954 Lucky Me
Lorraine Thayer
 1954 Wyoming Renegades
Nancy Warren
 1954 Battle of Rogue River
Brett McClain
 1954 The Scarlet Spear
 1954 Riders to the Stars
Dr. Jane Flynn
 1953 Private Secretary (TV Series)
- Havana or Bust (1953)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Pursuit (1953) ... Lisa
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
Janie Howe
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Return (1953)
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
 1952 Yukon Gold
Marie Briand
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1952)
 1952 Geisha Girl
Peggy Burnes
 1952 Wild Stallion
Caroline Cullen
 1952 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Elsa Gray
- The Professor's Daughter (1952) ... Elsa Gray
 1951 Oriental Evil
Cheryl Banning
 1950 The Kangaroo Kid
Mary Corbett
 1950 Frisco Tornado
Jean Martin
 1950 The Lawless
Caroline Tyler
 1950 Salt Lake Raiders
Helen Thornton
 1950 Outcasts of Black Mesa
Ruth Dorn
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Molly Crawford
- The Man Who Came Back (1950) ... Molly Crawford
 1949 The Clay Pigeon
Miss Harwick - Wheeler's Receptionist
 1949 Roughshod
 1949 Rustlers
Ruth Abbott
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Helen Adams
 1947 The Judge Steps Out
Catherine Bailey Struthers III
 1947 The Woman on the Beach
Mrs. Barton (uncredited)
 1947 Born to Kill
Maid (uncredited)
 1946 The Locket
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Lustre Creme shampoo (late 1940s) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Martin Julien | Julien Martin | Martha Hyer Wallis


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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When you live with fame as a day-to-day reality, the allure of privacy and anonymity is as strong as the desire for fame for those who never had it. See more »


Was a Member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. See more »

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