Martha Vickers Movies and Career Information
May 28, 1925
Martha Vickers (May 28, 1925 – November 2, 1971) was an American television and film actress. 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 until her final performance in 1960. 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.