Martha Scott

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