Martha Stewart, 40- en 50-jarige filmster, dood by 98

Martha Stewart, best known for co-starring alongside Joan Crawford and Humphrey Bogart inDaisy Kenyon” en In a Lonely Place,” onderskeidelik, died on Feb. 17, her daughter Colleen Shelly confirmed on Twitter. Sy was 98.

The original Martha Stewart left us yesterday,” Shelly wrote. “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.

Known for her roles in classic 1940s and ’50s Hollywood movies, Stewart made her film debut in the 1945 musical comedyDoll Face.The following year she starred opposite Richard Crane inJohnny Comes Flying Homeand June Haver in 1947’sI Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now.

Her additional credits include the comedyAre You With It?” opposite Donald O’Connor, 1952’s musicalAaron Slick From Punkin Crickand noir crime-dramaConvictedwith Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford. Her final credit was 1964’s beach-themed musical comedySurf Party.

Martha Stewart talks to Humphrey Bogart who's lying on the couch in a scene from the film 'In a Lonely Place', 1950.

Martha Stewart talks to Humphrey Bogart who’s lying on the couch in a scene from the film ‘In a Lonely Place’, 1950. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

Prior to her roles in film, Stewart was also a singer, who performed on NBC radio programs with bandleaders Glenn Miller, Harry James and Claude Thornhill. One performance at the prestigious Stork Club in Manhattan led to her discovery by a Hollywood talent scout.

Stewart was also active on Broadway, performing inPark Avenue” van 1946-47 and acting as a replacement for Vivian Blaine as Miss Adelaide inGuys and Dolls.

Stewart was born on Oct. 7, 1922, in Bardwell, Ky. as Martha Ruth Haworth and was raised in Brooklyn. She was married three times to singer-comedian Joe E. Lewis, actor George O’Hanlon and David Shelley, all of whom predeceased her. Haar seun, David Shelley Jr., a well-known blues-rock guitarist who backed Cher, died of cancer in 2015.

She is survived by her daughter.




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