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Martha Hyer | Oscar nominee, 89

Martha Hyer
Martha Hyer

Martha Hyer, 89, an Oscar-nominated actress who starred alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, died May 31 in Santa Fe, N.M., said Raymond Lucero of Rivera Funeral Home.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, the easygoing blonde began her movie career with a small role in the 1946 movie The Locket, but got her big break in the 1954 comedy Sabrina, starring Bogart and Audrey Hepburn.

As a star of the 1950s, she once turned down a date request from a young Sen. John F. Kennedy. She was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in 1958's Some Came Running, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Shirley MacLaine. - AP

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