PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Elizabeth Hartman, nominated for an Oscar for her first movie role as a blind girl who falls in love with a black man in ''A Patch of Blue,'' jumped to her death from her fifth-floor window, police said.

The actress, who died Wednesday, ''didn't leave a note but she called her doctor and said she was depressed and was going to do it,'' said homicide Detective Paul McCabe.

Ms. Hartman, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, co-starred with Sidney Poitier in the 1966 movie about a girl living in a slum who is helped by a black man and falls in love with him without realizing his color.

She also had roles in ''Beguiled,'' a 1971 film also starring Clint Eastwood, ''The Group'' and ''You're a Big Boy Now,'' the first movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Ms. Hartman was an outpatient at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic and lived alone, said her brother-in-law, Robert H. Shoop Jr.

''She hadn't done anything for quite a while as an actress. That was a part of it, and her illness really incapacitated her to a great extent,'' Shoop said.

''She had an unbelievable talent. She was able to portray so many people on the stage and yet, she wasn't like any of them,'' he said.