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Martha Scott Net Worth

Martha Scott Net Worth is
$15 Million

Martha Scott Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

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.
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Full NameMartha Scott
Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1912
Died2003-05-28
Place Of BirthJamesport, Missouri, U.S.
ProfessionActress, Producer
EducationUniversity of Michigan
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMel Powell children, Carlton Alsop
Children* Carlton Scott Alsop, * Mary Powell Harpel, * Kathleen Powell
Parents* Walter Scott , * Letha McKinley
SiblingsCharles Scott
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress
MoviesBen-Hur, The Ten Commandments, Our Town, The Desperate Hours, The Howards of Virginia, Cheers for Miss Bishop, In Old Oklahoma, Sayonara, Airport 1975, One Foot in Heaven, The Turning Point, First Monday in October, So Well Remembered, Charlotte's Web, Strange Bargain, Hi Diddle Diddle, Doin' Time o...
TV ShowsSecrets of Midland Heights, Modern Romances, The Bionic Woman, The Word (US)
Star SignVirgo
#Fact
1Although she played Olive Deering's mother The Ten Commandments (1956), she was only six years her senior in real life.
2Although she played John Carradine's mother in The Ten Commandments (1956), she was six years his junior in real life.
3Although she played Charlton Heston's mother in The Ten Commandments (1956) and Ben-Hur (1959), she was only eleven years his senior in real life.
4Her first husband, Carlton Alsop, was previously married to another movie star, Sylvia Sidney.
5She was a very active member of both the Hollywood Democratic Committee and The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League and donated her time and money to many liberal causes (such as the creation of the United Nations and the Civil Rights Movement) and political candidates (including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Al Gore) during her lifetime.
6She was a member of Delta Gamma women's fraternity (Xi-Michigan chapter).
7Was offered the role of Mary Hatch Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) after Jean Arthur turned it down, but she also turned down the part. Donna Reed was cast instead and it went on to be one of her most famous performances.
8She was survived by her brother, Charles Scott.
9She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
10Son Carlton Scott Alsop was born in February, 1942.
11Unusually she was not a part of the Memorial Tribute at The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004), even though she was a member of the Academy and was also a previous nominee in 1940.
12She was the second actress cast in the Broadway role of "Emily Webb" after the actress initially cast was dropped by producer/director Jed Harris for not making the difficult transition in character after Emily dies in childbirth. The role made Martha a theatre star. Ironically, when she took her part to film, the last act was rewritten to include a happier ending wherein Emily does not die. It was a huge misjudgment on the part of the producers and for this almost sacrilegious flaw, the film version, Our Town (1940), is not considered the classic it should be, even though it is beautifully rendered and interpreted in every other way.
13Formed a partnership with actors Robert Ryan and Henry Fonda in 1968. They co-founded the theatrical production company Plumstead Playhouse in New York, later called the Plumstead Theatre Society. They co-produced the Broadway production of "First Monday in October" starring Fonda and Jane Alexander, as well as the movie version (First Monday in October (1981)) with Walter Matthau and Jill Clayburgh. She also produced an L.A. production of "Twelve Angry Men" in 1985.
14First husband Carlton Alsop was a radio and film producer. She had one son, Scott Alsop, and later had two daughters with her second husband, composer Mel Powell -- Mary and Kathleen.
15After graduating with a degree in drama from the University of Michigan in 1934, she appeared in plays by William Shakespeare at the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair before coming to New York.
16Buried at Masonic Cemetery, Jamesport, Missouri, next to her husband, Mel Powell.
17She had previously played Charlton Heston's wife in a rather less celebrated period drama, a play called "Design for a Stained-Glass Window". She was hired for Ben-Hur (1959), at Heston's suggestion, when the original actress was sacked. A couple of years later a similar situation occurred when Heston was due to appear in the play "The Tumbler". The actress hired to play his wife was sacked and Heston again suggested Scott. "I could vouch for her absolutely, both as actress and pro," he said in his memoirs.
18Studied drama at the University of Michigan
19She is survived by her son, Scott Alsopp, and two daughters, Mary Powell Harpel and Kathleen Powell.
20Earned a degree in drama from the University of Michigan in 1934.
21Her mother - Letha McKinley Scott - was a second cousin to President William McKinley.
22Has played Charlton Heston's mother twice - in Ben-Hur (1959) and The Ten Commandments (1956) and his wife twice on stage.
23Her second husband was a protege of Benny Goodman, and singer Peggy Lee is godmother to their first daughter.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Medallion Theatre1953TV Series
Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City1953TV Series
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV Series
Armstrong Circle Theatre1952TV Series
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre1951TV SeriesMartha Jones
The Clock1951TV Series
Lights Out1951TV SeriesPhyllis
When I Grow Up1951Mother Reed (1890's)
Lux Video Theatre1951TV SeriesEsmerelda
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950TV Series
Strange Bargain1949Georgia Wilson
So Well Remembered1947Olivia
In Old Oklahoma1943Catherine Elizabeth Allen
Hi Diddle Diddle1943Janie Prescott Phyffe
Stage Door Canteen1943Martha Scott
One Foot in Heaven1941Hope Morris Spence
They Dare Not Love1941Marta Keller
Cheers for Miss Bishop1941Ella Bishop
The Howards of Virginia1940Jane Peyton-Howard
Our Town1940Emily Webb
Daughter of the Streets1990TV MovieSarah
Love and Betrayal1989TV MovieGinger
Doin' Time on Planet Earth1988Virginia Camalier
Hotel1985-1987TV SeriesRoz Campbell / Estelle
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesGeorgia Wilson
Highway to Heaven1986TV SeriesLaura Swan
Adam: His Song Continues1986TV MovieGram Walsh
Dallas1979-1985TV SeriesPatricia Shepard / Mrs. Shepard
The Paper Chase1984TV SeriesMarion Grey
Magnum, P.I.1983TV SeriesJeanie LaSalle
Adam1983TV MovieGram Walsh
Summer Girl1983TV MovieMartina Shelburne
First Monday in October1981Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Secrets of Midland Heights1980-1981TV SeriesMargaret Millington
Father Figure1980TV MovieHilda Wollman
Beulah Land1980TV Mini-SeriesPenelope Pennington
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesJanet Latham
Charleston1979TV MovieMrs. Farrell-Aunt Louisa
The Word1978TV Mini-SeriesSarah Randall
The Turning Point1977Adelaide
The Bob Newhart Show1972-1977TV SeriesMrs. Martha Hartley / Mrs. Eleanor Hartley
The Bionic Woman1976-1977TV SeriesHelen Elgin
Medical Story1975TV MovieMiss McDonald
The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond1975TV MovieMumsie
The Six Million Dollar Man1974-1975TV SeriesHelen Elgin
Columbo1975TV SeriesMargaret Meadis
The Abduction of Saint Anne1975TV MovieMother Michael
Airport 19751974Sister Beatrice
Police Woman1974TV SeriesMrs. Wadsworth
Murder in the First Person Singular1974TV MovieMrs. Emerson
Thursday's Game1974TV MovieMrs. Reynolds
Police Story1974TV SeriesMary Ryan
The Man from Independence1974Mamma Truman
Sorority Kill1974TV Movie
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1973TV SeriesMildred
Charlotte's Web1973Mrs. Arable (voice)
Marcus Welby, M.D.1973TV SeriesMrs. Loring
Mod Squad1973TV SeriesBelle Fuller
The Devil's Daughter1973TV MovieMrs. Stone
The Delphi Bureau1972TV SeriesMartha
The Sandy Duncan Show1972TV SeriesHarriet
Lemonade1971TV ShortMabel
Longstreet1971TV SeriesLouisa De Carie
Paris 70001970TV SeriesAmy Westerly
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1970TV SeriesGrandmother
Ironside1969TV SeriesFrancine Miller
The F.B.I.1967TV SeriesKatharine Lamberth
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesMrs. Kihlgren
Slattery's People1965TV SeriesFran Stevens
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesClaire Kyle
The Doctors and the Nurses1963TV SeriesEdith Arnold
General Hospital1963TV SeriesJennifer Talbot (1985-1986)
The DuPont Show of the Week1963TV SeriesHelen Adams
Route 661961-1962TV SeriesRuth O'Brien / Helen Watson
Follow the Sun1962TV SeriesBetty Stover
Play of the Week1961TV SeriesClara
New Comedy Showcase1960TV SeriesKit Tyler
Ben-Hur1959Miriam
The United States Steel Hour1959TV SeriesGrace Sullivan
Markham1959TV SeriesMarie Vaughn
Playhouse 901959TV SeriesMrs. Austin
Matinee Theatre1958TV Series
Sayonara1957Mrs. Webster
Eighteen and Anxious1957Lottie Graham
Goodyear Playhouse1956-1957TV SeriesKate Douglas
Robert Montgomery Presents1950-1957TV SeriesMarietta Jackson / Ellen Scott
The Ten Commandments1956Yochabel
Kraft Theatre1956TV SeriesRancher's Wife
Modern Romances1955TV SeriesHost / Narrator (1954-58)
The Desperate Hours1955Ellie Hilliard
TV Reader's Digest1955TV SeriesMrs. Robert Louis Stevenson
Center Stage1954TV Series
Suspense1953TV Series

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
First Monday in October1981producer
The Front Page1970TV Movie executive producer - for Plumstead Playhouse

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHerself
William Holden: The Golden Boy1989DocumentaryHerself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1965TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Girl Talk1964-1965TV SeriesHerself
The 18th Annual Tony Awards1964TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
The Arthur Murray Party1959TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 12th Annual Tony Awards1958TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Ed Sullivan Show1951TV SeriesHerself
Your Show of Shows1951TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
Penthouse Party1950TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHerself (Memorial Tribute)
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameLive PerformanceAwarded on April 23, 1993 at 6126 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1941OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleOur Town (1940)

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1940NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressOur Town (1940)

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