Martha Stewart – No, Not That One – Dead at 98

Martha Stewart is dead – but that’s not what you’re thinking about.

Stewart, an actress who worked with Hollywood greats including Humphrey Bogart and Joan Crawford, died on February 17 at the age of 98.

Pass away Was declared His daughter, by Coleen Shelley, in a recent Twitter post in which she called him “the original Martha Stewart” – as opposed to “that’s a good thing”, better known for BFF hangs with Snoop Dogg And Swaddling Her Real Dogs In Diamonds.

“He was peacefully surrounded by his family and cat,” Shelley wrote of her mother, who was born Martha Ruth Howarth in Burdwell, Kentucky. “That was a good run. I like you mom “

Stewart, who was also a singer, made her film debut in 1945 with the adaptation of the play of the same name by “Doll Face,” Gypsy Rose Lee. It also starred Vivian Blaine and Carmen Miranda and performed a duet between Stewart and crooner Perry Como.

In his career, he starred with several big names, including Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda and Ruth Warrick in the 1947 drama “Daisy Kenian” and with the famous Humphrey Bogart in the 1950’s Noir Mystery “In A Lonely Place”.

Joan Crawford and Martha Stewart in a scene
Joan Crawford and Martha Stewart in a scene from “Daisy Kenian”.
20th Century Fox Film Corp / Invert Collection

Stewart also showcased her vocal talent in the 1946 Broadway musical “Park Avenue” and left her for four months in “Guys and Dolls” in 1951, replacing “Doll Face” co-star Vivian Blaine.

Among his other films were 1948’s “Are You With It?” With song-and-dance-man Donald O’Connor, “Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick” starred Dinah Shore and Alan Young, and 1950’s “Converted” with Broderick Crawford and Glenn Ford. Stewart’s last film role was in 1964 in “Surf Party” opposite Bobby Vinton.

He did TV shows on several shows including “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “My Three Sons”.

Stewart’s third husband David Shelley died in 1982. She also had a son, Blues guitarist David Shelley Jr., formerly, Worked with Musicians including Cher, Cheap Trick and Eddie Money and died of cancer in 2015 at the age of 57.

Donald O'Connor, Martha Stewart and George O'Hallan make some music
Donald O’Connor, Martha Stewart and George O’Hallan “Are You With It?”
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