As the 24th March of 2016 passed, a long and legendary chapter got closed in the history of Hollywood with the death of Maggie Blye. She died at 73 in West Hollywood, California, after a two-year battle with cancer. The death was confirmed by her sister Judy Blye Wilson. The news left her fans and followers mourning and remembering her services in big projects of Hollywood. Her art of acting and justifying the role she played made her earn a lot of love from fans and fellows and also a fame that could never be forgotten.
Margaret Blye, popularly known as Maggie Blye was born on October 24, 1939 in Houston, Texas, US. The fact that she was also called out as a Houston blonde when she entered the Hollywood industry as a young, bold and beautiful newbie. She went to the University of Texas for her studies and transferred to UCLA for the senior year. Blye took a start in 1965 with her appearance in Perry Mason’s episode “The Case of The Lover’s Gamble.” It was the start of a long journey which included a lot of big movies and great roles played by Blye. The year 1967, Blye came up with two amazing movies “Hombre” and “Waterhole No.3”. In 1969, it was the actual and the phenomenal fame that she earned from her movie “Italian Job”. People still remember her for her adorable role in the movie as the girlfriend of Caine’s amazing criminal Charlie Croker.
Her role as Lorna in “The Italian Job” became a milestone in Blye’s acting career. Acting with a star like Michael Caine and in a movie with such strong plot and story couldn’t have been done any better than the way she did. She was passionate, bold and a lady full of life in her times. After the success of Italian Job, she gathered a stock of superhit movies like “The Sporting Club” in 1971, “Ash Wednesday” in 1973, “Hard Times” in 1975, “Liar’s Moon” and “The Entity” in 1982 and “Mischief” in 1985. All these names brought a new kind of art related to acting out of Blye’s talent.
Not only in the film industry but Blye also became a part of the Television by working in “Perry Mason” , “Gunsmoke”, “In The Heat Of The Night”, “Hart to Hart” and “The Rockford Files”. This is how she also made a prominent name in Television other than films. Maggie was just 18 years old when an agent has spotted her for a role in “Summer And Smoke” in 1961 and the movie was nominated for Oscars later.
The 50 years’ beautiful journey of this legendary artist for her services in Hollywood can never be forgotten anyway. She did a total of 53 movies in all these years and remained the life of Hollywood in her time period. Talking about all these achievements of Maggie Blye, we kind of relive all these memories and its unbelievable that such a big name is no more in the world.
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