Martha Vickers

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Martha Vickers
Martha Vickers in Love and Learn trailer.jpg
BornMartha MacVicar
(1925-05-28)May 28, 1925
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
DiedNovember 2, 1971(1971-11-02) (aged 46)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1943–1960
Spouse(s)A. C. Lyles (1948–1949)
Mickey Rooney (1949–1951)
Manuel Rojas (1954–1965)
 
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Martha Vickers
Martha Vickers in Love and Learn trailer.jpg
BornMartha MacVicar
(1925-05-28)May 28, 1925
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
DiedNovember 2, 1971(1971-11-02) (aged 46)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1943–1960
Spouse(s)A. C. Lyles (1948–1949)
Mickey Rooney (1949–1951)
Manuel Rojas (1954–1965)

Martha Vickers (May 28, 1925 – November 2, 1971) was an American television and film actress.

Early life and career[edit]

Born Martha MacVicar in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she began her career as a model and cover girl. Her first film role was a small uncredited part in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in 1941.

She played minor roles in several films during the early 1940s, and by the end of the decade she had progressed to featured supporting roles, including the role of Carmen Sternwood, the nymphomaniac younger sister of Lauren Bacall's character in The Big Sleep (1946). During the 1950s, Vickers' film career stalled, however she continued to act in television, such as the role of Sheila Hayes in the 1959 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Jaded Joker." Her final two performances in 1960 were on The Rebel, starring Nick Adams.

Personal life and death[edit]

Vickers was married three times; to A. C. Lyles (March 15, 1948 – May 1949), Mickey Rooney (June 3, 1949 – September 25, 1951) and actor Manuel Rojas (October 1, 1954 – 1965). Each marriage ended in divorce. Vickers had one son with Mickey Rooney, and two daughters with Rojas.

She died of esophageal cancer, aged 46, in California, and is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1943Frankenstein Meets the Wolf ManMargaretaUncredited
Captive Wild WomanDorothy ColmanCredited as Martha MacVicar
Top ManHigh school girlUncredited
Alternative title: Man of the Family
Hi'ya, SailorHostessUncredited
1944This Is the LifeGirlUncredited
Marine RaidersSally ParkerCredited as Martha MacVicar
The Mummy's GhostMiss McLean, a studentUncredited
The Falcon in MexicoBarbara WadeCredited as Martha MacVicar
1946The Big SleepCarmen Sternwood
The Time, the Place and the GirlVictoria Cassel
1947The Man I LoveVirginia "Ginny" Brown
That Way with WomenMarcia Alden
Love and LearnBarbara Wyngate
1948RuthlessSusan Duane
1949Daughter of the WestLolita Moreno
Bad BoyLila StrawnAlternative title: The Story of Danny Lester
AlimonyKitty Travers aka Kate Klinger
1955The Big BluffValerie BancroftAlternative title: Worthy Detectives
1957The BurglarDella
1960Four Fast GunsMary Hoag
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1952The Unexpected1 episode
1953-1951General Electric TheaterLouise
Helen
2 episodes
1954Ford TheatreNancy2 episodes
The WhistlerLouise1 episode
1955Fireside TheaterEllen Weston
Julie
2 episodes
1956The MillionaireRuth Murdock1 episode
1957Playhouse 901 episode
1959Perry MasonSheila Hayes1 episode
1960The RebelBess Weed
Agnes Boley
2 episodes

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