Movie star dies aged 90

MARTHA SCOTT, who originally played the role of doomed Emily in the play Our Town, and was nominated for a best actress Oscar for reprising the character in the 1940 film, has died in the United States. She was 90.

She died on Wednesday of natural causes in a Californian hospital, her son said. Scott appeared in more than 20 films, including The Desperate Hours, with Humphrey Bogart, and The Ten Commandments and Ben Hur, with Charlton Heston.

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