R.I.P. Martha Stewart (age 98)

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Re: R.I.P. Martha Stewart (age 98)

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:52 pm

I added the age hoping that would eliminate confusion because I did the exact same thing when I saw it.
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Re: R.I.P. Martha Stewart (age 98)

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:51 pm

Having been burned for posting R.I.P. Paul Rudd (without indicating he wasn't the most famous actor to have that name), I would have done that, but Reza did amend the title to add her age. The more famous one is only 79, which might have been a clue.

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Re: R.I.P. Martha Stewart (age 98)

Postby Mister Tee » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:50 pm

Small request: I realize this lady had the name "first", but, when someone dies with the same name as someone considerably more familiar, is it possible to post it as "R.I.P. Martha Stewart (not THAT one)".

At least if it's, like, Jack Nicholson, or Hillary Clinton or something.

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Re: R.I.P. Martha Stewart

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:14 pm

She was played by Mitzi Gaynor in 1957's The Joker Is Wild opposite Frank Sinatra as her first husband, Joe E. Lewis

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R.I.P. Martha Stewart (age 98)

Postby Reza » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:07 pm

Actress Martha Stewart Dies: ‘In A Lonely Place’, ‘Daisy Kenyon’ Costar Was 98
By Greg Evans (Deadline) 2/22/2021

Martha Stewart, an actress whose run of 1940s and ’50s era Hollywood hits included costarring roles in Daisy Kenyon opposite Joan Crawford and In a Lonely Place with Humphrey Bogart, died Feb. 17. She was 98.

Her death was announced by daughter Colleen Shelley.

“The original Martha Stewart left us yesterday,” Shelley tweeted:

She had a new part to play in a movie with all her heavenly friends. She went off peacefully surrounded by her family and cat.

Martha Ruth Haworth aka Martha Stewart
10-07-1922 – 02-17-2021 she had a good run.
Fare thee well Mommy

Born in Kentucky and raised in Brooklyn, Stewart began her show business career as a big band singer with Glenn Miller and Harry James, among others, and launched her Hollywood career with a singing and dancing role in the 1945 film Doll Face, about a burlesque star played by actress Vivian Blaine (the film was cowritten by Gypsy Rose Lee). In 1951, Stewart would replace Blaine on Broadway in the role of Guys and Dolls‘ Miss Adelaide.

Additional movie roles quickly followed Doll Face, including Johnny Comes Flying Home in 1946 and I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now in 1947. The first of her two most memorable films came in ’47, when Stewart was cast as the best friend of star Crawford in Otto Preminger’s Daisy Kenyon.

Her second best-remembered role came in Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place. Stewart played doomed hatcheck girl Mildred Atkinson, whose murder points to Bogart’s troubled screenwriter character as the culprit.

Subsequent film credits include Are You With It? (1948), Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick (1952), and Convicted (1950). Her final film credit was a role in 1964’s Surf Party, one of the era’s beach party vehicles.

TV credits include one-off roles in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1963 and, in 1965, My Three Sons.

Stewart is survived by her daughter, and was predeceased by three husbands: the comic Joe. E. Lewis, actor George O’Hanlon and David Shelley, as well as son David Shelley Jr., a successful blues rock guitarist who backed Cher and enjoyed a long solo career. He died of cancer in 2015.

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