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Martha Scott

Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress | * 09/22/1912 († 90, 05/28/2003) | Jamesport, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Martha Ellen Scott (September 22, 1912 – May 28, 2003) was an American actress. She was featured in major films such as Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956), and William Wyler's Ben-Hur (1959), playing the mother of Charlton Heston's character in both films. She originated the role of Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder's Our Town on Broadway in 1938 and later recreated the role in the 1940 film version, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. ()
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Martha Ellen Scott (1912–2003) was an American actress best known for her roles as mother of the lead character in numerous films and television shows.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Martha Scott

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actress
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Movies with Martha Scott as Actress(34)

as Ginger1989 Love and Betrayal
as Virginia Camalier1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth
as Gram Walsh1986 Adam: His Song Continues
as Martina Shelburne1983 Summer Girl
as Gram Walsh1983 Adam
as Hilda Wollman1980 Father Figure
as Mrs. Farrell (Aunt Louisa)1979 Charleston
as Adelaide1977 The Turning Point
as Mother Michael1975 The Abduction of Saint Anne
as Mrs. Reynolds1974 Thursday's Game
as Sister Beatrice1974 Airport 1975
as Mrs. Arable1973 Charlotte's Web
as Mrs. Stone1973 The Devil's Daughter
as Mabel1971 Lemonade
as Miriam1959 Ben-Hur
as Lottie Graham1957 Eighteen and Anxious
as Mrs. Webster1957 Sayonara
as Yochabel1956 The Ten Commandments
as Eleanor 'Ellie' Hilliard1955 The Desperate Hours
as Mother Reed1951 When I Grow Up
as Georgia Wilson1949 Strange Bargain
as Olivia1947 So Well Remembered
as Catherine Elizabeth Allen1943 In Old Oklahoma
as herself1943 Stage Door Canteen
as Janie Prescott1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
as Marta Keller1941 They Dare Not Love
as Ella Bishop1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
as Hope Morris Spence1941 One Foot in Heaven
as Emily Webb1940 Our Town
as Jane Peyton-Howard1940 The Howards of Virginia

TV Shows/Series with Martha Scott as Actress(34)

as Georgia Wilson1984 Murder, She Wrote
1982 Hotel
as Penelope Pennington1980 Beulah Land
as Mrs. Shepard1978 Dallas
as Patricia Shepard1978 Dallas
as Sarah Randall1978 The Word
as Janet Latham1977 The Love Boat
as Margaret Meadis1971 Columbo
as Mrs. Loring1969 Marcus Welby, M.D.
as Katharine Lamberth1965 The F.B.I.
as herself1955 Hollywood Preview
as Esmerelda1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Ellen Scott1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as Julia Brougham1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as Marietta Jackson1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as herself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Full Name: Martha Scott
Born: Sunday, 09/22 1912 (September) in Jamesport, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 05/28 2003 (May) in Van Nuys (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Michigan
Spouses (current/former): Mel Powell
Other names for Martha Scott (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Martha Ellen Scott"
Martha Scott frequently works together with these people:
William Windom (20x, Actor)
John Newland (19x, Crew)
Jackie Cooper (18x, Actor)
Jessica Walter (18x, Actress)
Vaughn Taylor (18x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (17x, Actor)
Bradford Dillman (16x, Actor)
Vera Miles (15x, Actress)
Eddie Albert (15x, Actor)
June Lockhart (15x, Actress)
Peter Mark Richman (14x, Actor)
William Wyler (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:318440, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 02/12/2024