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Martha Anne Smith (born October 16, 1952)[1] is an American actress, model and real estate broker. Smith attended Michigan State University,[2] where she acquired fluency in French and Italian.[3]

Martha Smith
Born
Martha Anne Smith

(1952-10-16) October 16, 1952 (age 66)
Alma materMichigan State University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • real estate broker
Years active1973–present
Spouse(s)
Noel Blanc
(m. 1977; div. 1986)

Keith England
(m. 2000)

CareerEdit

ModelingEdit

In July 1973, Smith was selected as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month. Her centerfold feature was photographed by Pompeo Posar.[1]

TelevisionEdit

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.[4]

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.[5] She is also known for her role in 1982 as Sandy Horton on the NBC soap opera series Days of Our Lives.[6] Smith also had a role in 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.[4]

Motion picturesEdit

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."[7]

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,[7] and a featured role, that of Kitty Carloff, in the 2007 film The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi, which also starred Faye Dunaway.[8]

Realty workEdit

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.[3]

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."[9]

Personal lifeEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Playmate data". Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  2. ^ "Playmate News". Playboy. Playboy. 55: 123–124. October 2008.
  3. ^ a b http://www.kw.com/kw/agent/marthas
  4. ^ a b http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/showthread.php?t=291283
  5. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/scarecrow-and-mrs-king/cast/
  6. ^ Russell, Maureen (1995). Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera (reprint ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company. p. 199. ISBN 9780786459834.
  7. ^ a b Metcalf, Mark (2008-03-05). "Catching up with Martha Smith from "Animal House"". OnMilwaukee.com. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  8. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830538/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  9. ^ http://www.hgtv.com/shows/selling-la/episodes/rock-star-real-estate-velvet-revolver-drummer-matt-sorum-looks-for-a-new-home

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