Martha Wentworth

Martha Wentworth

Show Count: 46
Series Count: 4
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: June 2, 1889
Old Time Radio, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: March 8, 1974, Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

Verna Martha Wentworth (June 2, 1889 – March 8, 1974) was an American actress. Having had a long radio career since the early 1920s, listeners recognised her as The Wintergreen Witch on The Cinnamon Bear radio program (1937), Annie Wood and Mrs. Littlefield on Crime Classics (1953), Ma Danields on The Gallant Heart (1944), as well several semi-regular roles on Broadway Is My Beat, On Stage, The Abbott and Costello Show.

She later became a film actress in the 1940s, starring in several Red Ryder Western films. She went on to do voice work for Walt Disney Studios; as Nanny, Queenie the Cow and Lucy the Goose in One Hundred and One Dalmatians and as Madame Mim in The Sword in the Stone, her final credited film appearance.

She died 11 years later at the age of 84.

Source: Wikipedia

Abbott & Costello ShowAbbott & Costello Show
Show Count: 84
Broadcast History: 3 July 1940 to 26 March 1949
Sponsor: Camel Cigarettes
Cast: Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Sid Fields, Iris Adrian, Martha Wentworth, Sharon Douglas, Verna Felton
Producer: Martin Gosch
After working as Fred Allen's summer replacement, Abbott and Costello joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1941, while two of their films (Buck Privates and Hold That Ghost) were adapted for Lux Radio Theater. They launched their own weekly show October 8, 1942, sponsored by Camel cigarettes.
Cinnamon Bear, TheCinnamon Bear, The
Show Count: 28
Broadcast History: 1937 to 1962
Cast: Martha Wentworth, Buddy Duncan, Barbara Jean Wong, Verna Felton, Joseph Kearns, Hanley Stafford, Howard McNear, Slim Pickins, Elvia Allman, Elliott Lewis, Lou Merrill, Frank Nelson, Cy Kendall, Gale Gordon, Ted Osborne, Joe Du Val, Dorothy Scott, Ed Max, Rosa Barcelo, Lindsay MacHarrie, Bud Hiestand
Director: Lindsay MacHarrie
A wonderful serial that was enjoyed annually by young children (at adults) in the period leading up to Christmas.
Witch's Tale, TheWitch's Tale, The
Show Count: 32
Broadcast History: 21 May 1931 to 13 June 1938
Cast: Adelaide Fitz-Allen, Martha Wentworth, Miriam Wolfe
Director: David Selznick, Alonzo Deen Cole, Roger Bower
Producer: David Selznick
Broadcast: 10th August 1958
Added: Dec 19 2010
Broadcast: 19th September 1949
Added: Sep 19 2008
Broadcast: 8th January 1940
Added: Jan 08 2011
Broadcast: 17th September 1947
Added: Aug 24 2009
Broadcast: 19th March 1935
Starring: Martha Wentworth
Added: Aug 15 2011
Broadcast: 16th September 1951
Added: Sep 16 2007