The Oscar-nominated 'Sabrina' actress passed away at home.
Martha Hyer, one of the last glamour girls of the Golden Age of Hollywood, died on the 31st May at her home in Santa Fe, aged 89. A representative from Rivera Funeral Home confirmed the death to the Santa Fe New Mexican but said there was no funeral service or memorial planned.
Martha Hyer at the Hilton Hotel in 1960 [Photo: Getty images, credit: Hulton Archive]
Born on the 10th August 1924 in Texas, Hyer kickstarted her movie career after attending college with a modest role in 1946's The Locket. She then earned roles in So Big (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Delicate Delinquent (1956) and Houseboat (1958). Famed for her striking beauty, Hyer appeared in dozens of Old Hollywood movies throughout her career and earned an Oscar nomination for playing Frank Sinatra's love interest in 1958's Some Came Running.
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Hepburn plays the title character, a shy girl who's desperately in love with David Larrabee (William Holden), a rakish Long Island playboy whose too busy chasing skirts and getting married to notice the wispy chauffeur's daughter. Nearly suicidal over David's lack of attention, she reluctantly goes to cooking school in Paris for a couple of years. It's time well spent. She meets a wealthy baron, gets a great new wardrobe, and secures some self-confidence. "I've learned how to live of the world and in the world," she writes her father before leaving Paris.
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