Job Film, television and stage actress
Years active 1940-1990
Top Roles Jane Peyton, Emily Webb, Yochabel, Catherine Elizabeth Allen, Eleanor 'Ellie' Hilliard
Top GenresDrama, Romance, War, Historical, Western, Comedy
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Drama), Religious
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Shares birthday with Paul Muni, John Houseman, Erich von Stroheim  see more..

Martha Scott Overview:

Legendary character actress, Martha Scott, was born Martha Ellen Scott on Sep 22, 1912 in Jamesport, MO. Scott died at the age of 90 on May 28, 2003 in Van Nuys, CA and was laid to rest in Jamesport Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport, Daviess County, MO.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Scott was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1940Best ActressOur Town (1940)Emily WebbNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance.

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Martha Scott Quotes:

Joshua: Let the old woman loose!
Egyptian guard: She'll stay where she is, and you'll die in the lion pit!
Lilia: Joshua!
Yochabel: Run to the prince and beg mercy!
Lilia: Mercy from Rameses?
Yochabel: No. From Prince Moses, there on the pavilion.


Bithiah: Moses, do not enter! There is only sorrow here.
Moses: Are you comforting it, Mother? I followed you here to find this woman Yocha... You were the woman who was caught between the stones.
Yochabel: Until you come.
Bithiah: My son, if you love me, you will...
Moses: I love you, Mother, but am I your son? Or yours?
Yochabel: No, you are not my son. If you believe that men and women are cattle to be driven under the lash, if you can bow before idols of stone and golden images of beasts, you are not my son.


Ella Bishop: [giving a toast] So here's to our nation: she's young, she's growing too fast, she makes a lot of mistakes, but somehow she does manage to keep her people free. May she always.


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She was survived by her brother, Charles Scott.

Son Carlton Scott Alsop was born in February, 1942.

She was a member of Delta Gamma women's fraternity (Xi-Michigan chapter).

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