Martha Scott

Martha Scott
1912 - 2003

Martha Scott  American Actress


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Martha Scott was previously married to Mel Powell (1946 - 1998) and Carlton Alsop.


American Actress Martha Scott was born Martha Ellen Scott on 22nd September, 1912 in Jamesport, Missouri, USA and passed away on 28th May 2003 Van Nuys, California, USA aged 90. She is most remembered for Our Town. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Martha Scott was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Cary Grant in The Howards of Virginia (1940), Jeffrey Lynn in Murder, She Wrote (1984), John Wayne in In Old Oklahoma (1943) and William Holden in Our Town (1940).

Martha Scott is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and California Democrats.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 51 years, 9 months 28 years, 9 months 5 years, 10 months
Total2 51 years, 9 months 28 years, 9 months 5 years, 10 months


First Name Martha
Middle Name Ellen
Last Name Scott
Full Name at Birth Martha Ellen Scott
Alternative Name Martha Ellen Scott, Martha Scott, Martha Scott Powell
Age 90 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd September, 1912
Birthplace Jamesport, Missouri, USA
Died 28th May, 2003
Place of Death Van Nuys, California, USA
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Buried Jamesport Masonic Cemetery Jamesport, Daviess County, Missouri, USA PLOT Buried next to her husband, Mel Powell.
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University University of Michigan
Occupation Text Film, television and stage actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Our Town
Year(s) Active 1940–1990
Official Websites,,,
Father Walter Scott
Mother Letha McKinley
Family Member William McKinley (second cousin)

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 Scott90 VirgoActress
Mel Powell75 Aquarius
Carlton Alsop-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
KathleenUnknownMel Powell
MaryUnknownMel Powell
Carlton ScottMaleCarlton Alsop


Daughter of the Streets1990SarahTV Movie
Love and Betrayal1989GingerTV Movie
Doin' Time on Planet Earth1988Virginia CamalierMovie
Adam: His Song Continues1986Gram WalshTV Movie
Highway to Heaven1984Laura SwannTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Georgia WilsonTV Show
Adam1983Gram WalshTV Movie
Summer Girl1983Martina ShelburneTV Movie
Hotel1983Estelle, Roz CampbellTV Show
First Monday in October1981Cameo Appearance (uncredited)Movie
Beulah Land1980Penelope PenningtonTV Show
Magnum, P.I.1980Jeanie LaSalleTV Show
Secrets of Midland Heights1980Margaret MillingtonTV Show
Father Figure1980Hilda WollmanTV Movie
Charleston1979Mrs. Farrell-Aunt LouisaTV Movie
Married: The First Year1979Elizabeth GoreyTV Show
The Word1978Sarah RandallTV Show
Dallas1978Mrs. Shepard, Patricia ShepardTV Show
The Paper Chase1978Marion GreyTV Show
The Turning Point1977AdelaideMovie
The Love Boat1977Janet LathamTV Show
The Bionic Woman1976Helen ElginTV Show
Medical Story1975Miss McDonaldTV Movie
The Abduction of Saint Anne1975Mother MichaelTV Movie
The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond1975MumsieTV Movie
Airport 19751974Sister BeatriceMovie
Thursday's Game1974Mrs. ReynoldsTV Movie
Police Woman1974Mrs. WadsworthTV Show
The Six Million Dollar Man1974Helen ElginTV Show
The Man from Independence1974Mamma TrumanTV Movie
Sorority Kill1974House MotherTV Movie
Murder in the First Person Singular1974Mrs. EmersonTV Movie
Charlotte's Web1973Mrs. Arable (voice)Movie
The Devil's Daughter1973Mrs. StoneTV Movie
Police Story1973Mary RyanTV Show
The Wide World of Mystery1973Mrs. EmersonTV Show
The Bob Newhart Show1972Mrs. Eleanor Hartley, Mrs. Martha HartleyTV Show
The Delphi Bureau1972MarthaTV Show
The Sandy Duncan Show1972HarrietTV Show
Honeymoon Suite1972TV Show
Longstreet1971Louisa De CarieTV Show
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971MildredTV Show
Lemonade1971MabelTV Movie
Columbo1971Margaret MeadisTV Show
Paris 70001970Amy WesterlyTV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969Mrs. LoringTV Show
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1969GrandmotherTV Show
Mod Squad1968Belle FullerTV Show
Cimarron Strip1967Mrs. KihlgrenTV Show
Ironside1967Francine MillerTV Show
The F.B.I.1965Katharine LamberthTV Show
Slattery's People1964Fran StevensTV Show
General Hospital1963Jennifer TalbotTV Show
The Greatest Show on Earth1963Claire KyleTV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Edith ArnoldTV Show
Follow the Sun1961Betty StoverTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Week1961Helen AdamsTV Show
Route 661960Helen Watson, Ruth O'BrienTV Show
New Comedy Showcase1960Kit TylerTV Show
Play of the Week1959ClaraTV Show
Markham1959Marie VaughnTV Show
Sayonara1957Mrs. WebsterMovie
Eighteen and Anxious1957Lottie GrahamMovie
The Ten Commandments1956YochabelMovie
Playhouse 901956Mrs. AustinTV Show
The Desperate Hours1955Ellie HilliardMovie
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
TV Reader's Digest1955Mrs. Robert Louis StevensonTV Show
Center Stage1954TV Show
Modern Romances1954NarratorTV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953Grace SullivanTV Show
Medallion Theatre1953TV Show
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV Show
Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City1953TV Show
When I Grow Up1951Mother Reed (1890's)Movie
Goodyear Playhouse1951Kate DouglasTV Show
Betty Crocker Star Matinee1951TV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950EsmereldaTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Ellen Scott, Julia Brougham, Marietta JacksonTV Show
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre1950Martha JonesTV Show
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950TV Show
Suspense1949TV Show
Strange Bargain1949Georgia WilsonMovie
The Clock1949TV Show
So Well Remembered1947OliviaMovie
Kraft Theatre1947Rancher's WifeTV Show
Lights Out1946PhyllisTV Show
Hi Diddle Diddle1943Janie Prescott PhyffeMovie
In Old Oklahoma1943Catherine Elizabeth AllenMovie
Stage Door Canteen1943Martha ScottMovie
Cheers for Miss Bishop1941Ella BishopMovie
One Foot in Heaven1941Hope Morris SpenceMovie
They Dare Not Love1941Marta KellerMovie
Our Town1940Emily WebbMovie
The Howards of Virginia1940Jane Peyton-HowardMovie
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I really enjoyed her in Ben Hur

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