Martha Smith Net Worth

Martha Smith was born on October 16, 1952 in  Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is Actress, Producer. Out of her hundreds of TV appearances, Martha Smith is perhaps best known as "Francine Desmond", intelligence agent (and nemesis of star Kate Jackson) on the CBS series Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983). Raised in Farmington, MI, Martha--an honor student with a mention in "Who's Who of American Students"--enrolled in Michigan State University at 17 to study psychology. She soon became an in-demand model and spokeswoman, whose travel demands uprooted her from her studies. She was "discovered" by a scout for "Playboy" magazine, selected as a centerfold (Miss July 1973) and promptly sent back on the road on press junkets. That road led to California. With the support of Universal Studios Contract Department, Martha honed her thespian skills in workshops while appearing in featured TV roles (How the West Was Won (1976), Quincy M.E. (1976), Charlie's Angels (1976), etc.). Her first major film role was in the comedy blockbuster Animal House (1978), where her "Barbara 'Babs' Jansen" character, a devious cheerleader, was arch-rival to John Belushi's "Bluto". Shortly after, she shared star billing with Debbie Allen in the CBS pilot Ebony, Ivory and Jade (1979), which marked her professional singing/dancing debut.During the actors strike of 1980, Martha produced and starred in an award-winning production of "Vanities", co-starring with Rita Wilson (wife of Tom Hanks). More TV appearances followed (Happy Days (1974), Taxi (1978), Dallas (1978), Fantasy Island (1977) and a special guest-starring role on a one-hour episode of Love, Sidney (1981) (as Tony Randall's love interest). Martha then went on to star as a regular on NBC's soap opera Days of Our Lives (1965). One month after leaving "Days", she landed the "Scarecrow" pilot, and spent the next four years on the popular series. Martha was co-creator and writer of the board game "Beverly Hills - a Game of Wealth & Status", a "Monopoloy"-type game that was a satire of the community she has lived in for over 20 years.In 1987, she was included in the photo exhibit (and book) "The World's Most Beautiful Faces" with such luminaries as Brooke Shields and Linda Evangelista. As a member of various improv groups in the 1990s, Martha used her writing skills to pen comedic sketches for live performances in L.A. clubs. In 1996, she co-authored a non-fiction book entitled, "Downdating". The late 1990s saw Martha dabbling in production capacities on several indie films. In 1997, she and a partner wrote a futuristic socio-political screenplay ("Phoenix File"). Martha studied for three years at UCLA in production, screenwriting and language, and speaks French and Italian fluently. She has also negotiated real-estate deals for a selective clientèle in the L.A. estates market. In 1999, she began to sing again in local L.A. clubs, everything from French "chansons" to R&B duets. Then, on May 7, 2000, she married her singing partner, Keith England (formerly of The Allman Brothers Band, Montrose, The Tubes, among others). Keith also works in post-production and sings with his band as well as in various Film & TV projects. The couple resides happily in Beverly Hills. In 2000, Martha ventured back into acting and can be seen next in Netflix's upcoming comedy film, "A Futile & Stupid Gesture".
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actress, Producer
Birth Day October 16, 1952
Birth Place  Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Age 68 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Scorpio
Alma mater Michigan State University
Occupation Actress model real estate broker
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Noel Blanc (m. 1977; div. 1986) Keith England (m. 2000)

💰 Net worth: $800,000

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Biography/Timeline

1973

In July 1973, Smith was selected as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month. Her centerfold feature was photographed by Pompeo Posar.

1976

Smith began her career in television commercials. In 1976, Smith started acting in small roles in television series, including Quincy, M.E., Charlie's Angels, Happy Days, and Taxi.

1977

Smith is known to have been married twice, first to Mel Blanc's son Noel from 1977 to 1986, and then to jazz musician Keith England, beginning in May 2000. She has no children from either marriage.

1978

Smith's first acting role in a feature-length film was in National Lampoon's Animal House, directed by John Landis and released in 1978, as sorority girl Barbara "Babs" Jansen. In 2008, Smith recalled her experience working on the 1978 comedy classic: "Having just returned from the Chicago reunion event at Hollywood Boulevard, I can say it's never ceased to astonish me just how deeply this movie has carved itself into the American psyche. It's hard to know which is more impressive: the AFI Top 100 Funniest Films List, the induction into the Library of Congress National Film Registry or my personal favorite accolade -- the parody issue of Mad Magazine."

1983

As a television Actress, Smith is best known for her regular cast role as Agent Francine Desmond, on the CBS adventure series Scarecrow and Mrs. King appearing for all four seasons from 1983 to 1987, with Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner. She is also known for her role in 1982 as Sandy Horton on the NBC soap opera series Days of Our Lives.

1995

Smith has, more recently, been a full-time real estate broker/agent to a select, high-end clientele, largely in Beverly Hills and Hollywood Hills areas for Keller Williams Realty International. She had begun her real estate career there in 1995, after spending the previous decades in the entertainment industry. She has operated as an exclusive, service-oriented boutique-style real estate Service agent within the broader framework of the Keller Williams branded environment.

2006

After the turn of the 21st century, Smith's acting appearances became more sporadic. Among her most recent film appearances were in the 2006 film Loveless in Los Angeles, a romantic comedy movie that took place behind the scenes of a reality dating show, and a featured role, that of Kitty Carloff, in the 2007 film The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi, which also starred Faye Dunaway.