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Martha Scott

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Biography

Scott in In Old Oklahoma, 1943

Source: Wikipedia

Martha Ellen Scott (September 22, 1912 – May 28, 2003) was an American actress. She was featured in major films like Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956), and William Wyler's Ben-Hur (1959). She was best known for originating the role of Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder's Our Town on Broadway in 1938 and later recreating the role in the 1940 film version for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Fact file

  • Born: Martha Ellen Scott September 22, 1912 Jamesport, Missouri, U.S.
  • Died: May 28, 2003 (aged 90) Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Natural Causes
  • Alma mater: University of Michigan
  • Occupation: Film, television and stage actress
  • Years active: 1940–1990
  • Spouse(s): Mel Powell (1946-1998; his death) 2 children Carlton Alsop (1940-1946; divorced; 1 child)
  • Children: Carlton Scott Alsop Mary Powell Harpel Kathleen Powell
  • Parent(s): Walter Scott (father) Letha McKinley (mother)

Read more about Martha Scott at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 4
Playbill Combined , 2015-02-04 05:00:53
1938 Thornton Wilder turns the spotlight on the simple trials and tribulations of Our Town. Martha Scott and Frank Craven are among the cast at the Henry Miller Theatre. The production will win the Pulitzer Prize for drama and go on to run 336 performances. David Cromer's 2009 Off-Broadway revival ...

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 4
Playbill Combined , 2013-02-04 05:00:00
1938 Thornton Wilder turns the spotlight on the simple trials and tribulations of Our Town. Martha Scott and Frank Craven are among the cast at the Henry Miller Theatre. The production will win the Pulitzer Prize for drama and go on to run 336 performances. David Cromer's 2009 Off-Broadway revival ...

Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 4
Playbill Combined , 2011-02-04 05:00:00
1938 Thornton Wilder turns the spotlight on the simple trials and tribulations of Our Town. Martha Scott and Frank Craven are among the cast at the Henry Miller Theatre. The production will win the Pulitzer Prize for drama and go on to run 336 performances. A 2009 Off-Broadway revival surpassed ...

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