In the noir classic THE BIG SLEEP (1946), Philip Marlow (Bogart) says of rich, spoiled Carmen Sternwood, “She tried to sit in my lap, and I was standing up.” The actress was Martha Vickers (1925-71). Born Martha MacVicar in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she started out as a model and cover girl. Her first film role was a small uncredited part in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1941). The most famous of Vickers' three husbands was actor Mickey Rooney to whom she was married from 1949 to 1951. Vickers retired from films in 1960.