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MARTHA SCOTT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Martha Scott was born on September 22nd, 1912 in Jamesport, Missouri with the birth name Martha Ellen Scott to parents Letha and Walter Scott.  Her first introduction to the entertainment industry was working as a stage actress in stock theater.  She earned her degree in drama from the University of Michigan in 1934 and then decided to enter the film industry in the early 1940's. 
 
Her film debut was in "Our Town" (1940) also starring William Holden, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell, Guy Kibbee and Frank Craven, playing the same character she played on stage.  She ended up being nominated and won an Academy Award for her performance as Best Actress.  Some of her other film work were in such big screen features as, "The Ten Commandments" (1956), "Ben-Hur" (1959) both starring Charlton Heston and "The Turning Point" (1977) starring Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine.
 
Even though she never reached her true level of popularity and stardom, she was a very talented actress.  One of her most memorable performances was in the film "Airport 1975" (1974) co-starring Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Susan Clark, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and George Kennedy.
 
As her career progressed she worked in films as well as making a number of television appearances on such series as "Route 66" (1961-1962), "Ironside" (1969), "Colombo" (1975), "The Love Boat" (1979) and "Murder, She Wrote" (1987).
 
Along with a decent film and television resume she also was responsible for partnering with actors, Robert Ryan and Henry Fonda in 1968 and forming a theatrical production company, Plumstead Playhouse in New York.
 
Martha Scott married twice throughout her lifetime.  Her first time to wed was in 1940 to a radio and film producer Carlton Alsop whom she had one son, Scott, before the marriage ended in divorce in 1946.  Her second marriage was to Mel Powell in 1946 through his death in 1998 and she had two daughters with him.
 
Scott did not remarry for a third time and on May 28th, 2003 she passed away at the age of ninety in Van Nuys, California from natural causes.  She is buried at Masonic Cemetery, Jamesport, Missouri, next to her husband, Mel Powell.
 
Martha Scott was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre. 


Filmography

1990 Daughter of the Streets 
1989 Love and Betrayal
1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth 
1985-1987 Hotel 
1987 Murder, She Wrote
1986 Highway to Heaven 
1986 Adam: His Song Continues 
1985-1986 General Hospital
1979-1985 Dallas 
1984 The Paper Chase 
1983 Magnum, P.I. 
1983 Adam 
1983 Summer Girl 
1981 First Monday in October
1980-1981 Secrets of Midland Heights 
1980 Father Figure 
1980 Beulah Land 
1979 The Love Boat
1979 Charleston
1978 The Word
1977 The Turning Point 
1972-1977 The Bob Newhart Show
1976-1977 The Bionic Woman
1974-1976 The Six Million Dollar Man
1975 Medical Story
1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond
1975 Colombo 
1975 The Abduction of Saint Anne
1975 Lemonade 
1974 Airport 1975 
1974 Police Woman 
1974 Murder in the First Person Singular
1974 Thursday's Game
1974 Police Story 
1974 The Man from Independence 
1974 Sorority Kill
1973 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1973 Charlotte's Web 
1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1973 Mod Squad 
1973 The Devil's Daughter
1972 The Delphi Bureau
1972 The Sandy Duncan Show
1971 Longstreet
1970 Paris 7000 
1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father 
1969 Ironside 
1967 The F.B.I. 
1967 Cimarron Strip
1965 Slattery's People 
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth
1963 The Doctors and the Nurses
1963 The DuPont Show of the Week
1961-1962 Route 66
1962 Follow the Sun 
1961 Play of the Week 
1960 New Comedy Showcase
1959 Ben-Hur
1959 The United States Steel Hour 
1959 Markham 
1959 Playhouse 90
1957 Sayonara 
1957 Eighteen and Anxious 
1956-1957 Goodyear Playhouse
1950-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents 
1956 The Ten Commandments 
1956 Kraft Theatre
1955 The Desperate Hours
1955 TV Reader's Digest
1954 Modern Romances 
1954 Center Stage 
1953 Suspense 
1953 Medallion Theatre 
1953 Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City 
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater 
1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre 
1951 The Clock 
1951 Lights Out 
1951 When I Grow Up 
1951 Lux Video Theatre
1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre
1949 Strange Bargain
1947 So Well Remembered 
1943 In Old Oklahoma
1943 Hi Diddle Diddle 
1941 One Foot in Heaven 
1941 They Dare Not Love 
1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop 
1940 The Howards of Virginia 
1940 Our Town   





Matinee Classics - Our Town starring William Holden, Martha Scott, Thomas Mitchell, Frank Craven, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, and Stuart Erwin
Matinee Classics - War of the Wildcats starring John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George Gabby Hayes, Marjorie Rambeau, Dale Evans, Paul Fix, Grant Withers and Sidney Blackmer
Matinee Classics - One Foot in Heaven starring Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart, Elisabeth Fraser, Harry Davenport, Laura Hope Crews, Grant Mitchell, Moroni Olsen, Frankie Thomas, Jerome Cowan, Ernest Cossart, Nana Bryant, Carlotta Jelm and Peter Caldwell
Matinee Classics - Sayonara starring Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens, James Garner, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Red Buttons, Kent Smith, Reiko Kuba, Soo Yong and Ricardo Montalban
Matinee Classics - Sayonara starring Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens, James Garner, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Red Buttons, Kent Smith, Reiko Kuba, Soo Yong and Ricardo Montalban
Matinee Classics - The Desperate Hours starring Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer and Robert Middleton
Matinee Classics - The Desperate Hours starring Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer and Robert Middleton


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