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Margaret "Maggie" Blye

1942 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Margaret "Maggie" Blye Obituary
October 24, 1942 - March 24, 2016 Actress Margaret "Maggie" Blye passed away peacefully on March 24, 2016 at her home in West Hollywood, California after a two year battle with cancer. Her sister and brother were by her side. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Maggie attended The University of Texas, before transferring to UCLA in her senior year. She was quickly spotted by an agent, and booked her first audition in the Oscar nominated film "Summer and Smoke" starring Geraldine Page and Laurence Harvey. Maggie went on to star in many films and worked with some of the best in the business. i.e. "Hombre" with Paul Newman, "Waterhole #3" with James Coburn, "Hard Times" with Charles Bronson, "Diamonds Are For Breakfast" with Marcello Mastroianni, "Ash Wednesday" with Elizabeth Taylor, and the original "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine. Many additional film roles followed including "The Last Goodbye" with Faye Dunaway and "Man In A Chair" with Christopher Plummer. In addition, her television roles included extensive guest stars and several pilots. Maggie joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1968 . She was active in the organization, serving for many years on the Foreign Language Film Award (FLFA) Screening Committee. Per her wishes, Maggie was laid to rest next to her parents at Forest Park Lawn in Houston, Texas on March 30, 2016. She is survived by her sister, Judy Blye Wilson, and her brother, John Richard Blye.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 5 to Apr. 10, 2016
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