Martha Scott

Martha Scott

Performer

Martha Scott, the sweet and wholesome actress who played Emily Webb in the Broadway premiere of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town, died May 28, 2003, in Los Angeles, the New York Times reported. She was 88. Ms. Scott was the second actress to be cast as Emily, who is, in many ways, the central character in Wilder's drama. The first actress was fired by producer-director Jed Harris for not fully capturing the character's shift in the last act, when Emily dies and takes her place among the other deceased, yet conscious former citizens of the mythical Grover's Corners.

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  • Born: Sep 22, 1912 in Gee\'s Creek, MO, USA
  • Death: May 28, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Roles (18)

The Crucible Playbill - Nov 1991 The Crucible (1991)
Opened Dec 10, 1991
  • as Rebecca Nurse (Original)
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The Skin of Our Teeth Playbill - Sept 1975 The Skin of Our Teeth (1975)
Opened Sep 9, 1975
  • as Mrs. Antrobus (Original)
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The Subject Was Roses Playbill - May 1964 The Subject Was Roses (1964)
Opened May 25, 1964
  • as Nettie Cleary (Replacement)
  • Arrived on Jul 5, 1965
The 49th Cousin Playbill - Nov 1960 The 49th Cousin (1960)
Opened Oct 27, 1960
  • as Fanny Lowe (Original)
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The Tumbler Playbill - Feb 1960 The Tumbler (1960)
Opened Feb 24, 1960
  • as Nina (Original)
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Production Placeholder A Distant Bell (1960)
Opened Jan 13, 1960
  • as Lucy Greer (Original)
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Production Placeholder Cloud 7 (1958)
Opened Feb 14, 1958
  • as Mary Reece (Original)
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The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker Playbill - Dec 1953 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1953)
Opened Dec 30, 1953
  • as Ma Pennypacker (Original)
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The Male Animal Playbill - May 1952 The Male Animal (1952)
Opened Apr 30, 1952
  • as Ellen Turner (Original)
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