Martha Wentworth

Birthday: Jun 2, 1889
Birthplace: Not Available
Former radio actress Martha Wentworth played the Duchess, Allan Lane's robust-looking aunt, in seven of Republic Pictures' popular Red Ryder Westerns from 1946-1947. The original Duchess, Alice Fleming, had left the series along with William Elliott, who was being groomed for Grade-A Westerns. As the new Duchess, Wentworth joined Lane, Elliott's replacement, and little Bobby Blake (later Robert Blake), the former Our Gang star, who played Indian sidekick Little Beaver in all the Republic Red Ryder films. For a great majority of the series' fans, the Lane-Wentworth-Blake combination turned out the quintessential Red Ryder films, the trio becoming one of the most successful combinations in B-Western history. Republic sold the Red Ryder franchise to low-budget Eagle-Lion in 1948 and four additional films were produced, but Wentworth was replaced with former silent-action heroine Marin Sais. In her later years, Wentworth did quite a bit of voice-over work for Walt Disney.

Highest Rated Movies



65% The Sword in the Stone Mad Madame Mim/Granny Squirrel 1963
98% 101 Dalmatians Nani/Goose/Cow 1961
No Score Yet Go, Johnny, Go! Actor 1959
No Score Yet Daughter of Dr. Jekyll Mrs. Merchant 1957
86% The Man With the Golden Arm Vangie 1955
No Score Yet Good Morning, Miss Dove Grandma Holloway 1955
78% Artists and Models Actor 1955
No Score Yet Jupiter's Darling Widow Titus 1955
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Mrs. Holbert 1954
No Score Yet One Girl's Confession Old Lady 1953
No Score Yet The Clown Neighbor 1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Mrs. O'Brien 1952
No Score Yet You for Me Lucille's Mother 1952
No Score Yet Young Man with Ideas Mrs. Hammerty 1952
No Score Yet Love Nest Mrs. Thompson 1951
No Score Yet Homesteaders of Paradise Valley The Duchess 1950
No Score Yet Marshal of Cripple Creek Duchess 1947
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver The Duchess 1946
96% The Stranger Sara 1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising Actor 1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown The Duchess 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Woman 1945
80% Fallen Angel Maid 1945
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Mother 1945
No Score Yet Clancy Street Boys Mrs. McGinnis 1943
No Score Yet Bowery Blitzkrieg Mrs. Brady 1941
80% Waterloo Bridge Tart on Bridge 1940


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