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Martha Kent (Character)
from Superman (1978)

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Biography:
Martha Kent, often referred to as "Ma" Kent, is a fictional character in Superman stories... See more »
Alternate Names:
Ma Kent / Sarah Kent

Filmography

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  1. Justice League 2: The Shattered Paragon (2016) Played by Catherine McGuire

  2. Dark Superman (2016) Played by Penelope Grill
  3. "The Nostalgia Critic"
    ... aka "Nostalgia Critic" - USA (sixth season title)
        - Batman vs. Superman (2016) TV episode, Played by Tamara Chambers
        - Man of Steel (2013) TV episode, Played by Rachel Tietz
  4. Super Hero High (2016) (TV) Played by Helen Slater
  5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Played by Diane Lane
    ... aka "Batman Versus Superman: Dawn of Justice" - Canada (English title) (alternative title)
    ... aka "Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Dawn of Justice" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Man of Steel 2" - USA (informal title)
  6. Man of Tomorrow (2016/II) Played by Brigitte Virtudes
  7. "DC Super Hero Girls" Played by Helen Slater
        - Welcome to Super Hero High (2015) TV episode, Played by Helen Slater
  8. Being Super (2014) Played by Stephanie Skinner
  9. Superman vs. Sharknado (2014) (V) Played by Leah Huebner
  10. JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014) (V) Played by Erica Luttrell (as Ma Kent)
  11. "How It Should Have Ended"
    ... aka "H.I.S.H.E." - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - How Man of Steel Should Have Ended (2013) TV episode, Played by Stephanie Fisher
  12. Man of Steel (2013) Played by Diane Lane
  13. Superman: Unbound (2013) (V) Played by Frances Conroy (as Ma Kent)
  14. "Homemade Movies"
        - Man of Steel Trailer (2012) TV episode, Played by Hari Leigh
  15. "Smallville"
    ... aka "Smallville Beginnings" - USA (rerun title)
        - Finale (2011) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
        - Beacon (2011) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
        - Hostage (2010) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
        - Charade (2010) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
        - Phantom (2007) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
          (131 more)
  16. "Robot Chicken"
        - Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack (2011) TV episode, Played by Diablo Cody
  17. All-Star Superman (2011) (V) Played by Frances Conroy (as Ma Kent)

  18. Superman/Doomsday (2007) (V) Played by Swoosie Kurtz
  19. "Legion of Super Heroes"
        - Sundown: Part 2 (2007) TV episode, Played by Jennifer Hale (as Ma Kent)
        - Fear Factory (2006) TV episode, Played by Jennifer Hale (as Ma Kent)
        - Man of Tomorrow (2006) TV episode, Played by Jennifer Hale (as Ma Kent)
  20. Superman Returns (2006) Played by Eva Marie Saint
    ... aka "Superman Returns: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
  21. Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006) (V) Played by Shelley Fabares
  22. "Descontrol"
        - Smallville (2005) TV episode, Played by Olga Donna-dío
  23. "Justice League"
    ... aka "JL" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "Justice League Unlimited" - USA (third season title)
        - Comfort and Joy (2003) TV episode, Played by Shelley Fabares

  24. "Superman"
    ... aka "Superman: The Animated Series" - USA (informal alternative title)
        - Unity (1999) TV episode, Played by Shelley Fabares
        - New Kids in Town (1998) TV episode, Played by Shelley Fabares
        - Little Girl Lost: Part II (1998) TV episode, Played by Shelley Fabares
        - Little Girl Lost (1998) TV episode, Played by Shelley Fabares
        - The Late Mr. Kent (1997) TV episode, Played by Shelley Fabares
          (4 more)
  25. "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
        - The Family Hour (1997) TV episode, Played by K Callan
        - Toy Story (1997) TV episode, Played by K Callan
        - I've Got You Under My Skin (1997) TV episode, Played by K Callan
        - Voice from the Past (1997) TV episode, Played by K Callan
        - Shadow of a Doubt (1997) TV episode, Played by K Callan
          (82 more)
  26. Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV) Played by Shelley Fabares
  27. "Superboy"
    ... aka "The Adventures of Superboy" - USA (alternative title)
        - Rites of Passage: Part 2 (1992) TV episode, Played by Salome Jens
        - Rites of Passage: Part 1 (1992) TV episode, Played by Salome Jens
        - Rebirth: Part 2 (1991) TV episode, Played by Salome Jens
        - Rebirth: Part 1 (1991) TV episode, Played by Salome Jens
        - Escape to Earth (1990) TV episode, Played by Salome Jens
          (3 more)

  28. "Superman"
    ... aka "Ruby-Spears Superman" - USA (DVD title)
        - Bonechill/The Driver's License (1988) TV episode, Played by Tress MacNeille
        - Superman and Wonder Woman vs. the Sorceress of Time/The Birthday Party (1988) TV episode, Played by Tress MacNeille
        - The Hunter/Little Runaway (1988) TV episode, Played by Tress MacNeille
        - Triple-Play/The Circus (1988) TV episode, Played by Tress MacNeille
        - The Big Scoop/Overnight with the Scouts (1988) TV episode, Played by Tress MacNeille
          (8 more)

  29. Superman (1978) Played by Phyllis Thaxter (as Ma Kent)
    ... aka "Superman: The Movie" - International (English title) (promotional title), USA (promotional title)
  30. It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) (TV) Played by Irene Tedrow
    ... aka "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" - USA (promotional title)
    ... aka "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman" - USA (long title)
    ... aka "Superman" - USA (informal alternative title)
  31. "Super Friends"
    ... aka "Challenge of the Super Friends" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "The All New Super Friends Hour" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "The Worlds Greatest Super Friends" - USA (alternative title)
        - The Planet Splitter (1973) TV episode, Played by Shannon Farnon

  32. "Adventures of Superman"
        - Superman on Earth (1952) TV episode, Played by Frances Morris (as Sarah Kent)

  33. Superman (1948) Played by Virginia Carroll
Archive Footage:
  1. "The Frame"
        - Superheroes (2013) TV episode, Played by Diane Lane
  2. "Special Collector's Edition"
    ... aka "Edición Especial Coleccionista" - Spain (original title)
        - Las reliquias: Smallville (2011) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
  3. "Smallville"
    ... aka "Smallville Beginnings" - USA (rerun title)
        - Homecoming (2010) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
        - Eternal (2009) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
        - Odyssey (2008) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
        - Lineage (2002) TV episode, Played by Annette O'Toole
  4. Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (V) Played by Phyllis Thaxter (as Ma Kent)
  5. "Superboy"
    ... aka "The Adventures of Superboy" - USA (alternative title)
        - Cat and Mouse (1992) TV episode, Played by Salome Jens

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Quotes:
From "Smallville: Fade (#5.20)" (2006)
Lois Lane: Why can't I just meet a decent guy from a decent family who happens not to be psychopath?
Martha Kent: Oh, Lois. You know, when I was your age, I wasn't dating Prince Charmings, either.
Lois Lane: Really?
Martha Kent: Yeah. I used to attract the dark, mysterious type, too. Until I met Jonathan.
Lois Lane: See, what worries me is that when my Jonathan finally does come around, I'll be looking the other way and I'll miss him completely.
Martha Kent: Well, you have to keep a closer watch. You know, I think we go through these bad relationships for a reason.
Lois Lane: Well, if there's a good reason for all the pain and aggravation, I'm dying to know.
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