Martha Scott

Name:
Martha Scott
Age:
90
Date of Birth:
Sep 22, 1912
Occupation:
Film, Television And Stage Actress
Spouse:
Carlton Alsop (1940–1946; Divorced; 1 Child), Mel Powell (1946–1998; His Death; 2 Children)
Children:
3
Years active:
1940–1990
Died:
May 28, 2003
Resting place:
Masonic Cemetery

Martha Scott - Biography Summary


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 Charlton Heston's mother 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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