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Actress Martha Hyer, Oscar Nominated for ‘Some Came Running,’ Dies at 89

11 June 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Martha Hyer, who drew an Oscar nomination for her role in 1959 for her role in Vincente Minnelli’s film “Some Came Running,” died May 31 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was 89.

In “Some Came Running,” based on a novel by James Jones, author of “Here to Eternity,” the very beautiful Hyer was in the enviable position of playing a character, schoolteacher Gwen French, adored by Frank Sinatra’s character, writer Dave Hirsh, though she did not return the feelings.

The actress (pictured above with actor Peter van Eyck) also had roles in films including “So Big,” “Sabrina,” Jerry Lewis comedy “The Delicate Delinquent,” Francis the Talking Mule entry “Francis in the Navy,” “Houseboat,” sudsy pic “The Carpetbaggers” and Western “The Sons of Katie Elder,” after debuting on the bigscreen with an uncredited role in 1946 film noir “The Locket.” Like many if not most actors, Hyer transitioned into TV roles in the 1950s, »

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Actress Martha Hyer, Oscar Nominated for ‘Some Came Running,’ Dies at 89

11 June 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress Martha Hyer, who drew an Oscar nomination for her role in 1959 for her role in Vincente Minnelli’s film “Some Came Running,” died May 31 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was 89.

In “Some Came Running,” based on a novel by James Jones, author of “Here to Eternity,” the very beautiful Hyer was in the enviable position of playing a character, schoolteacher Gwen French, adored by Frank Sinatra’s character, writer Dave Hirsh, though she did not return the feelings.

The actress (pictured above with actor Peter van Eyck) also had roles in films including “So Big,” “Sabrina,” Jerry Lewis comedy “The Delicate Delinquent,” Francis the Talking Mule entry “Francis in the Navy,” “Houseboat,” sudsy pic “The Carpetbaggers” and Western “The Sons of Katie Elder,” after debuting on the bigscreen with an uncredited role in 1946 film noir “The Locket.” Like many if not most actors, Hyer transitioned into TV roles in the 1950s, »

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Stanley Rubin, Writer-Producer of TV, Film, Dies at 96

5 March 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writer-producer Stanley Rubin, whose wide range of credits included classic film noir “The Narrow Margin,” Marilyn Monroe-Robert Mitchum Western “River of No Return,” TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and Clint Eastwood’s 1990 feature “White Hunter Black Heart,” died Sunday at his home above the Sunset Strip. He was 96.

Rubin was also a leader at the Writers Guild and Producers Guild. He negotiated contracts for the former and served the latter as president for five years.

Rubin wrote 19 feature films and produced more than 25 in a career that spanned seven decades. But frustration with the film business also led him to television in that medium’s early stages — “The idea of getting into something on the ground floor — not just as a writer but perhaps as a producer — excited me with visions of control and ownership,” Rubin wrote in an essay much later.

He won an Emmy »

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Stanley Rubin, Writer-Producer of TV, Film, Dies at 96

5 March 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Writer-producer Stanley Rubin, whose wide range of credits included classic film noir “The Narrow Margin,” Marilyn Monroe-Robert Mitchum Western “River of No Return,” TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and Clint Eastwood’s 1990 feature “White Hunter Black Heart,” died Sunday at his home above the Sunset Strip. He was 96.

Rubin was also a leader at the Writers Guild and Producers Guild. He negotiated contracts for the former and served the latter as president for five years.

Rubin wrote 19 feature films and produced more than 25 in a career that spanned seven decades. But frustration with the film business also led him to television in that medium’s early stages — “The idea of getting into something on the ground floor — not just as a writer but perhaps as a producer — excited me with visions of control and ownership,” Rubin wrote in an essay much later.

He won an Emmy »

- Carmel Dagan

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