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One less living reference in the Autograph Annie & Celebrity Lu number. :(

 

From People:

 

 


Hollywood glamour girl Martha Hyer, an Oscar nominee when she played opposite Frank Sinatra in 1958's Some Came Running and memorable as William Holden's stunning society fiancée in the 1954 Audrey Hepburn romance Sabrina, died in her Santa Fe home on May 31, it was reported Monday by the New Mexican newspaper, which said she had lived in the town since the mid-'80s. She was 89.

Besides the roles she did play, several of them in Westerns, Hyer was also known for a role that got away: victim Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic, Psycho. Instead, that went to Janet Leigh.

 

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Exactly what I was thinking.  In fact, that's the only thing I can reference her to. Although I knew her name, I can't tell you anything she was in. 

Come to think of it, there are several "Autograph Ann/Celebrity Lu" people I know virtually nothing about : Helen Twelvetrees, Toby Wing, Vera Ruba Ralston to name 3.


One less living reference in the Autograph Annie & Celebrity Lu number. :(

 

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I swear to god I was watching that number at the same time I was reading this!!!

I didn't catch her name anywhere; what part is she in?

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Exactly what I was thinking.  In fact, that's the only thing I can reference her to. Although I knew her name, I can't tell you anything she was in. 

 

 

I've only seen her in Some Came Running and Houseboat with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. She was very good in both.

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I swear to god I was watching that number at the same time I was reading this!!!

I didn't catch her name anywhere; what part is she in?

 

Here's the list of all the names mentioned in the number in order (I think -- except for one I can't make out). The ones in italics are from ann-Margret's part when she's singing under Lucy. I think Lizabeth Scott, Herb Alpert, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Dewey Martin, and Marcy McGuire are the only references here that are still alive.

 

Lucille Ball

Eve Arden

Fay Bainter

Francis X. Bushman

John Wayne

Herb Alpert

Greta Garbo

Clark Gable

Judy Garland

Betty Grable

Dorothy Gish

Lilian Gish

John Garfield

Ava Gardner

Greer Garson

Elinor Glyn (?)

Sonny Tufts (How'd that get in?!)

Janet Gaynor

Cary Grant

Paulette Godard

John Gilbert

Lionel Barrymore

John Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore

Groucho Marx

Chico Marx

Harpo Marx

Zeppo Marx

Harpo Marx

Jane Fonda

Peter Fonda

Henry Fonda

Al Jolson

Larry Parkes

Helen Twelvetrees

Aldo Rey

Butterfly McQueen

Turhan Bey

Franklin Pangborn

Andrea King

Vera Hruba Ralston

Toby Wing

Randolph Scott

Martha Scott

Lizabeth Scott

Zachary Scott

Joe E. Brown

Vanessa Brown

Jimmy Brown

Johnny Mack Brown

Tony Martin

Mary Martin

Dewey Martin

Dean Martin

Ross Martin

Sabu (Yes, they've got Sabu too!)

Maria Ouspenskaya

Marcy McGuire

?

Martha Hyer

Elizabeth Tayor

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton

Charlie Chaplin

Douglas Fairbanks

Jean Harlow

Mae West

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Martha Hyer is good in Some Came Running, but hers isn't a part that screams Oscar nomination. Hyer has an interesting supporting role in The Best of Everything, but most of her scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Here's the list of all the names mentioned in the number in order (I think -- except for one I can't make out). The ones in italics are from ann-Margret's part when she's singing under Lucy. I think Lizabeth Scott, Herb Alpert, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Dewey Martin, and Marcy McGuire are the only references here that are still alive.

 

Lucille Ball

Eve Arden

Fay Bainter

Francis X. Bushman

John Wayne

Herb Alpert

Greta Garbo

Clark Gable

Judy Garland

Betty Grable

Dorothy Gish

Lilian Gish

John Garfield

Ava Gardner

Greer Garson

Elinor Glyn (?)

Sonny Tufts (How'd that get in?!)

Janet Gaynor

Cary Grant

Paulette Godard

John Gilbert

Lionel Barrymore

John Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore

Groucho Marx

Chico Marx

Harpo Marx

Zeppo Marx

Harpo Marx

Jane Fonda

Peter Fonda

Henry Fonda

Al Jolson

Larry Parkes

Helen Twelvetrees

Aldo Rey

Butterfly McQueen

Turhan Bey

Franklin Pangborn

Andrea King

Vera Hruba Ralston

Toby Wing

Randolph Scott

Martha Scott

Lizabeth Scott

Zachary Scott

Joe E. Brown

Vanessa Brown

Jimmy Brown

Johnny Mack Brown

Tony Martin

Mary Martin

Dewey Martin

Dean Martin

Ross Martin

Sabu (Yes, they've got Sabu too!)

Maria Ouspenskaya

Marcy McGuire

?

Martha Hyer

Elizabeth Tayor

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton

Charlie Chaplin

Douglas Fairbanks

Jean Harlow

Mae West

Good ear!

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It IS very difficult to make out some, especially Ann's when they're singing counterpoint   MY ear heard:

Ann: "Groucho and Chico and Harpo and Zeppo and GUMMO Marx"(the fifth Marx Brother who left before the movies)

Lucy: "Tony Martin, Mary Martin, Ruby Keeler also we got Sabu"

 

Here's the list of all the names mentioned in the number in order (I think -- except for one I can't make out). The ones in italics are from ann-Margret's part when she's singing under Lucy. I think Lizabeth Scott, Herb Alpert, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Dewey Martin, and Marcy McGuire are the only references here that are still alive.

 

Lucille Ball

Eve Arden

Fay Bainter

Francis X. Bushman

John Wayne

Herb Alpert

Greta Garbo

Clark Gable

Judy Garland

Betty Grable

Dorothy Gish

Lilian Gish

John Garfield

Ava Gardner

Greer Garson

Elinor Glyn (?)

Sonny Tufts (How'd that get in?!)

Janet Gaynor
Cary Grant

Paulette Godard

John Gilbert

Lionel Barrymore

John Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore

Groucho Marx

Chico Marx

Harpo Marx

Zeppo Marx

Harpo Marx

Jane Fonda

Peter Fonda

Henry Fonda

Al Jolson

Larry Parkes

Helen Twelvetrees

Aldo Rey

Butterfly McQueen

Turhan Bey

Franklin Pangborn

Andrea King

Vera Hruba Ralston

Toby Wing

Randolph Scott

Martha Scott

Lizabeth Scott

Zachary Scott

Joe E. Brown

Vanessa Brown

Jimmy Brown

Johnny Mack Brown

Tony Martin

Mary Martin

Dewey Martin

Dean Martin

Ross Martin

Sabu (Yes, they've got Sabu too!)

Maria Ouspenskaya

Marcy McGuire

?

Martha Hyer

Elizabeth Tayor

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton

Charlie Chaplin

Douglas Fairbanks

Jean Harlow

Mae West

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I've always thought her character in "Houseboat" was a little weird. In that one, she's in love with her dead sister's husband (Cary Grant). When he falls in love with his nanny (Sophia Loren), she feels like he's mistreated her because she's loved him since she was a little girl. 

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