Martha Stewart (actress)

Martha Stewart (born October 7, 1922) is a retired American singer and film, television and musical theatre actress.

Martha Stewart
Martha Ruth Stewart Haworth

(1922-10-07) October 7, 1922
Other namesMartha Shelley
OccupationActress, singer (retired)
Years active1945–1964
Home townBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Joe E. Lewis
(m. 1946; div. 1948)

George O'Hanlon
(m. 1949; div. 1952)

Jonathan Crown
(m. 1952; his death 2004)


Martha Ruth Stewart Haworth was born in Bardwell, Kentucky and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She was a singer before becoming a film and television actress. She made one appearance on Broadway in a musical, Park Avenue (1946). One of her best-known roles is the murder victim in the 1950 film classic In a Lonely Place. She retired from acting in 1964.

Stewart was married to singer-comedian Joe E. Lewis for two years; the marriage ended in divorce in 1948. She married twice more; secondly to actor-comedian George O'Hanlon from 1948 to 1952, she then married her third and final husband Johnathan Crown in 1952; they remained married until his death in 2004.[1] The couple had three children, one of whom, singer David Shelley, predeceased her.

Despite rumors[2] that she had died in 2012, Stewart is (2016) still alive, living in California under the name Martha Shelley.[1]


Year Title Role
1945 Doll Face Frankie Porter
1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home Ann Cummings
1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Lulu Madison
Daisy Kenyon Mary Angelus
1948 Are You with It? Bunny La Fleur
1950 In a Lonely Place Mildred Atkinson
Convicted Bertie Williams
1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick Soubrette
1964 Surf Party Pauline Lowell

Television credits


  1. Andre Soares. "Martha Stewart Still Alive?",; accessed February 26, 2016.
  2. Variety staff (March 5, 2012). "Actress Martha Stewart dies at 89". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2012. (archived at the Internet Archive)

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