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Martha Scott (1912–2003)


Martha Scott entered films in the early 1940s, following an initial appearance in stock. Her first film appearance was Our Town (1940), playing the same character as she played on the stage. She won an Academy Award nomination for her superb performance in the film. Martha Scott is remembered as a highly talented actress, however her work is often ... See full bio »

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 1990 Daughter of the Streets (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1989 Love and Betrayal (TV Movie)
Ginger
 1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth
Virginia Camalier
 1985-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Roz Campbell / Estelle
- Revelations (1987) ... Roz Campbell
- Obsessions (1985) ... Estelle
 1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Laura Swan
- Love at Second Sight (1986) ... Laura Swan
 1979-1985 Dallas (TV Series)
Patricia Shepard / Mrs. Shepard
- Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (1985) ... Patricia Shepard
- En Passant (1985) ... Patricia Shepard
- The Prize (1985) ... Patricia Shepard
- Suffer the Little Children (1985) ... Patricia Shepard
- Close Encounters (1985) ... Patricia Shepard
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Marion Grey
- Limits (1984) ... Marion Grey
 1983 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Jeanie LaSalle
- Limited Engagement (1983) ... Jeanie LaSalle
 1983 Adam (TV Movie)
Gram Walsh
 1983 Summer Girl (TV Movie)
Martina Shelburne
 1981 First Monday in October
Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
 1980-1981 Secrets of Midland Heights (TV Series)
Margaret Millington
- Reunion of Strangers (1981) ... Margaret Millington
- Heritage of Sorrows (1981) ... Margaret Millington
- Facing Facts (1981) ... Margaret Millington
- The Birthday Party (1981) ... Margaret Millington
- The Race (1981) ... Margaret Millington
 1980 Father Figure (TV Movie)
Hilda Wollman
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
Penelope Pennington
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Janet Latham
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
Mrs. Farrell-Aunt Louisa
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Randall
 1977 The Turning Point
Adelaide
 1972-1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Martha Hartley
- Bob's Change of Life (1977) ... Mrs. Martha Hartley
- Making Up Is the Thing to Do (1976) ... Mrs. Martha Hartley
- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1976) ... Mrs. Martha Hartley
- Fathers and Sons and Mothers (1975) ... Mrs. Martha Hartley
- An American Family (1974) ... Mrs. Martha Hartley
 1975 Lemonade (TV Short)
Mabel
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
Miss McDonald
 1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (TV Movie)
Mumsie
 1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Margaret Meadis
- Playback (1975) ... Margaret Meadis
 1975 The Abduction of Saint Anne (TV Movie)
Mother Michael
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mrs. Wadsworth
- Warning: All Wives (1974) ... Mrs. Wadsworth
 1974 Murder in the First Person Singular (TV Movie)
Mrs. Emerson
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Mrs. Reynolds
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Mary Ryan
- Fingerprint (1974) ... Mary Ryan
 1974 The Man from Independence
Mamma Truman
 1974 Sorority Kill (TV Movie)
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Mildred
- The Sin of Susan Gentry (1973) ... Mildred
 1973 Charlotte's Web
Mrs. Arable (voice)
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Loring
- The Other Martin Loring (1973) ... Mrs. Loring
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Belle Fuller
- Put Out the Welcome Mat for Death (1973) ... Belle Fuller
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stone
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Martha
- The Deadly Little Errand (1972) ... Martha
 1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (TV Series)
Harriet
- Hooray for Harriet (1972) ... Harriet
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Louisa De Carie
- So, Who's Fred Hornbeck? (1971) ... Louisa De Carie
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
Amy Westerly
- The Last Grand Tour (1970) ... Amy Westerly
 1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Grandmother
- Guardian for Eddie (1970) ... Grandmother
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Francine
- The Prophecy (1969) ... Francine
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Katharine Lamberth
- Overload (1967) ... Katharine Lamberth
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Mrs. Kihlgren
- The Search (1967) ... Mrs. Kihlgren
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Fran Stevens
- Color Him Red (1965) ... Fran Stevens
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Claire Kyle
- No Middle Ground for Harry Kyle (1963) ... Claire Kyle
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Edith Arnold
- A Dark World (1963) ... Edith Arnold
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Jennifer Talbot (1985-1986)
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Helen Adams
- Two Faces of Treason (1963) ... Helen Adams
 1961-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Ruth O'Brien / Helen Watson
- Welcome to Amity (1961) ... Helen Watson
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Betty Stover
- Ghost Story (1962) ... Betty Stover
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Clara
- The Wooden Dish (1961) ... Clara
 1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Kit Tyler
- You're Only Young Twice (1960) ... Kit Tyler
 1959 Ben-Hur
Miriam
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Grace Sullivan
- Rachel's Summer (1959) ... Grace Sullivan
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Marie Vaughn
- Grave and Present Danger (1959) ... Marie Vaughn
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mrs. Austin
- A Trip to Paradise (1959) ... Mrs. Austin
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Sayonara
Mrs. Webster
 1957 Eighteen and Anxious
Lottie Graham
 1956-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Kate Douglas
- Footlight Frenzy (1956) ... Kate Douglas
 1950-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Marietta Jackson / Ellen Scott
- The Last Train to Kildevil (1957) ... Marietta Jackson
- Give and Take (1957)
- The Baobab Tree (1956)
- The Male Animal (1950) ... Ellen Scott
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Rancher's Wife
- Prairie Night (1956) ... Rancher's Wife
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Ellie Hilliard
 1954 Modern Romances (TV Series)
Host / Narrator (1954-58)
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Sister (1953)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Way of Courage (1952)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
Martha Jones
- Bewitched (1951)
- The Vessel of Wrath (1951) ... Martha Jones
 1951 The Clock (TV Series)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Phyllis
- The Cat's Cradle (1951) ... Phyllis
 1951 When I Grow Up
Mother Reed (1890's)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Esmerelda
- The Choir Rehearsal (1951) ... Esmerelda
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
 1947 So Well Remembered
Olivia
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Catherine Elizabeth Allen
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Janie Prescott Phyffe
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Martha Scott
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Hope Morris Spence
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Marta Keller
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Jane Peyton-Howard
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Stage: Appeared in "Our Town". Drama. Written by Thornton Wilder. Directed / produced by Jed Harris. Henry Miller's Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 1 May 1938-close): 4 Feb 1938-Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/336 performances). Cast: Arthur B. Allen (as "Prof. Willard"), Max Beck, Emily Boileau, Barbara Brown, Barbara ... See more »

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Formed 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 ... See more »

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