Martha Wentworth

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Martha Wentworth
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Martha Wentworth standing at center in The Stranger (1946)
Born Verna Martha Wentworth
(1889-06-02)June 2, 1889
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died March 8, 1974(1974-03-08) (aged 84)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Years active 1920s-1963

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, and The Abbott and Costello Show.

She later became a film actress in the 1940s, starring in several Red Ryder Western films. She worked as a voice artist for Walt Disney Studios; as Nanny, Queenie the Cow and Lucy the Goose in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) and as Madame Mim in The Sword in the Stone (1963), her final credited film appearance.

She died 11 years later at the age of 84.


  • The Cinnamon Bear (1937) (voice) as The Wintergreen Witch. She appeared as a character actress in many radio dramas and impersonated Mae West in the 1935 CALLING ALL CARS drama 'The Mae West Jewel Robbery'. Mae herself would have been out of the question because at the time she was the highest paid actress in Hollywood - much too expensive for a series that aired only on the West coast.

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