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Margaret Blye

  • Birthplace: Houston, Texas
  • Birthday: October 24
Date of passing: 
March 24, 2016

Margaret Blye was an actress best known for her role in the 1969 original version of the film The Italian Job. She played Lorna, the girlfriend of Benny Hill's Professor Peach, in the comedic caper that also starred Noel Coward and Michael Caine. 

Blye also appeared in Hombre, starring Paul Newman; Every Little Crook and Nanny, with Lynn Redgrave; Ash Wednesday, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda; Hard Times, with Charles Bronson; Little Darlings, with Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol; Liar’s Moon, starring Matt Dillon; The Entity, starring Barbara Hershey; The Prophet’s Game, starring Dennis Hopper; Man in the Chair, starring Christopher Plummer; Waterhole #3, with Carroll O’Connor and James Coburn; and Diamonds for Breakfast, with Marcello Mastroianni.

Additionally, Blye appeared on television, including roles on the series Hazel, Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, The Littlest Hobo, The Virginian, Ben Casey, The Rockford Files, Hart to Hart, In the Heat of the Night, Hunter and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. She also appeared in the television movies Love Lives On, with Sam Waterston; LBJ: The Early Years, starring Randy Quaid and Patti LuPone; and Silhouette, with Faye Dunaway.

Margaret Blye was an actress best known for her role in the 1969 original version of the film The Italian Job. She played Lorna, the girlfriend of Benny Hill's Professor Peach, in the comedic caper that also starred Noel Coward and Michael Caine. 

Blye also appeared in Hombre, starring Paul Newman; Every Little Crook and Nanny, with Lynn Redgrave; Ash Wednesday, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda; Hard Times, with Charles Bronson; Little Darlings, with Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol; Liar’s Moon, starring Matt Dillon; The Entity, starring Barbara Hershey; The Prophet’s Game, starring Dennis Hopper; Man in the Chair, starring Christopher Plummer; Waterhole #3, with Carroll O’Connor and James Coburn; and Diamonds for Breakfast, with Marcello Mastroianni.

Additionally, Blye appeared on television, including roles on the series Hazel, Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, The Littlest Hobo, The Virginian, Ben Casey, The Rockford Files, Hart to Hart, In the Heat of the Night, Hunter and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. She also appeared in the television movies Love Lives On, with Sam Waterston; LBJ: The Early Years, starring Randy Quaid and Patti LuPone; and Silhouette, with Faye Dunaway.

Blye served for many years on the Foreign Language Film Award Screening Committee at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

She died March 24, 2016, in Los Angeles. She was 76.

 

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