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Martha Scott

Martha Scott

Highest Rated: 100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Lowest Rated: 30% Airport 1975 (1974)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1912

Birthplace: Jamesport, Missouri, USA

An attractive, accomplished actress, Martha Scott began her professional career appearing in Shakespearean productions at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair. After further honing her craft in stock and on radio, she made her mark as Emily in the 1938 original Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning "Our Town." Scott earned a 1940 Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her film debut recreating the stage role. For much of her early feature career, the Missouri native generally playing characters much older than herself like the titular elderly woman reflecting on her life in Tay Garnett's "Cheers for Miss Bishop" or her loyal parson's wife in "One Foot in Heaven" (both 1941). Scott delivered a strong portrait of a greedy harridan married to a selfless newspaper editor (John Mills) in "So Well Remembered" (1947). In "The Desperate Hours" (1955), she was stalwart as the wife and mother of the family held hostage by Humphrey Bogart. The actress played the mother of Charlton Heston (nine years her junior) in two 50s Biblical epics, Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" (1955) and William Wyler's Oscar-winner "Ben-Hur" (1959). After an absence of a decade and a half, Scott returned to acting as a nun on board a distressed plane in the schlocky sequel "Airport 1975" (1975) and offered an astringent turn as a ballet company manager in Herbert Ross' "The Turning Point" (1977).

Highest rated movies

100% One Foot in Heaven
88% The Desperate Hours
86% Our Town
85% Ben-Hur
84% The Ten Commandments
82% Sayonara
63% The Turning Point
30% Airport 1975

Photos

AIRPORT 1975, Martha Scott, 1974 CHEERS FOR MISS BISHOP, Martha Scott, 1941 HI DIDDLE DIDDLE, Martha Scott, Dennis O'Keefe, 1943 HI DIDDLE DIDDLE, Martha Scott, Adolphe Menjou, 1943 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN, Martha Scott, 1941 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN, Fredric March, Martha Scott, 1941 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN, Martha Scott, Fredric March, 1941 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN, Fredric March, Martha Scott, 1941 OUR TOWN, Martha Scott, William Holden, 1940 SO WELL REMEMBERED, Martha Scott, 1947 STRANGE BARGAIN, Martha Scott, 1949 TEN COMMANDMENTS, Martha Scott, 1956 BEN-HUR, Martha Scott, 1959 THE DESPERATE HOURS, Martha Scott, 1955 THE DESPERATE HOURS, Fredric March, Mary Murphy, Robert Middleton, Humphrey Bogart, Dewey Martin, Richard Eyer, Martha Scott, 1955 THE HOWARDS OF VIRGINIA, Martha Scott, 1940 IN OLD OKLAHOMA, Martha Scott, 1943 THE HOWARDS OF VIRGINIA, Cary Grant, Martha Scott, 1940 HOWARDS OF VIRGINIA, THE, Cary Grant, Martha Scott, 1940 IN OLD OKLAHOMA, (aka WAR OF THE WILDCATS) John Wayne, Martha Scott, 1943

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Betrayal Ginger (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam: His Song Continues Gram Walsh (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 62% Adam Gram Walsh (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Girl Martina Shelburne (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 45% First Monday in October Producer - 1981
63% 67% The Turning Point Adelaide (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medical Story Miss McDonald (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Saint Anne Mother Michael (Character) - 1975
30% 38% Airport 1975 Sister Beatrice (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in the First Person Singular Mrs. Emerson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 70% Thursday's Game Mrs. Reynolds (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 29% The Devil's Daughter Mrs. Stone (Character) - 1973
76% 67% Charlotte's Web Mrs. Arable (Voice) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lemonade Mabel (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Front Page Executive Producer - 1970
85% 89% Ben-Hur Miriam (Character) - 1959
82% 79% Sayonara Mrs. Webster (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Greater Sin Lottie Graham (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eighteen and Anxious Lottie Graham (Character) - 1957
84% 87% The Ten Commandments Yochabel (Character) - 1956
88% 79% The Desperate Hours Eleanor "Ellie" Hilliard (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet When I Grow Up Mother Reed (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 50% Strange Bargain Georgia Wilson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 86% So Well Remembered Olivia (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 48% In Old Oklahoma Catherine Elizabeth Allen (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamonds and Crime Janie Prescott Phyffe (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Wildcats Catherine Elizabeth Allen (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 45% Hi Diddle Diddle Janie Prescott Phyffe (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 35% Cheers for Miss Bishop Ella Bishop (Character) - 1941
100% 56% One Foot in Heaven Hope Morris Spence (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Dare Not Love Marta Keller (Character) - 1941
86% 46% Our Town Emily Webb (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 52% The Howards of Virginia Jane Peyton-Howard (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Roz Campbell (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Georgia Wilson (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 66% Highway to Heaven Laura Swann (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Jeanie LaSalle (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Mrs. Martha Hartley (Guest Star) 1972 1974-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Helen Elgin (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Helen Elgin (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet 80% Columbo Margaret Meadis (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Mrs. Wadsworth (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Belle Fuller (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Character) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Ruth O'Brien (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953