Martha Scott Biography

Birthday: 1912-09-22
Place of Birth: Jamesport, Missouri
Wiki Biography: 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 forgotten today as she was never seen as a truly bankable star by the major studios. A recent memorable performance for Martha was as Sister Beatrice in the camp disaster movie Airport 1975 (1974). She played a dominant experienced nun with Helen Reddy, in a cast of major stars facing disaster on the stricken Boeing 747 jetliner. She continued to work consistently throughout the 1970s and 1980s, often appearing in television movies and on the stage. She died at the age of 90 in May 2003 and is buried with her husband Mel Powell.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre 1950 Drama
Secrets of Midland Heights 1980 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Ten Commandments Yochabel 1923
Our Town Emily Webb 1940 Drama
The Howards of Virginia 1940 Drama, History
Cheers for Miss Bishop 1941 Drama
One Foot in Heaven Hope Morris Spence 1941
Hi Diddle Diddle 1943 Comedy
In Old Oklahoma 1943
The Desperate Hours Eleanor 'Ellie' Hilliard 1956 Crime, Drama
Ben-Hur Miriam 1959 0, 0
Ben Hur Miriam 1959 Action, Adventure, Drama
Airport 1975 Sister Beatrice 1974 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Turning Point 1977 0
Desperate Hours Eleanor Hilliard 1990 Game Show, 0