Martha Anne Smith
October 16, 1952
|Alma mater||Michigan State University|
(m. 1977; div. 1986)
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 was cast in 1982 as Sandy Horton on the NBC soap opera series Days of Our Lives. Smith also had a role on Dallas as Walt Driscoll's wife.
Smith has also appeared as a frequent guest panelist on several American television game shows, including The $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid with Dick Clark, Super Password, Celebrity Hot Potato, Body Language, and The New Hollywood Squares.
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."
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.
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 began her real estate career there in 1995. She has operated as an exclusive, service-oriented boutique-style real estate service agent within the broader framework of the Keller Williams branded environment.
Most recently, Smith appeared on the HGTV real estate television series Selling LA in her status as one of Keller Williams's brokers. The third installment of the first season described her as having "an A-list Rolodex of busy clients, including legendary drummer Matt Sorum, former member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses and member of the supergroup Velvet Revolver."
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