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Martha MacVicar

Also Known As: "Martha Vickers"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Death: Died in CA, USA
Cause of death: Esophageal cancer
Immediate Family:

Wife of <private> Rojas
Ex-wife of Mickey Rooney
Mother of <private> Rojas; <private> Rojas; <private> Rooney and <private> Rooney

Occupation: Television & Film Actress
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Rojas
      spouse
    • <private> Rojas
      child
    • <private> Rojas
      child
    • ex-husband
    • <private> Rooney
      child
    • <private> Rooney
      child
    • <private> Yule
      ex-husband's child
    • ex-husband's son
    • <private> Rooney
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Rooney
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Rooney
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Rooney
      ex-husband's child

About Martha Vickers

Martha MacVicar, known professionally as Martha Vickers, was an American television and film actress. MacVicar was the third wife of actor Mickey Rooney.

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.

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Martha Vickers's Timeline

1925
May 28, 1925
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
1949
1949
Age 23
1952
1952
Age 26
1971
November 2, 1971
Age 46
CA, USA
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