Is your surname Shelley?

Research the Shelley family

Martha Stewart's Geni Profile

Records for Martha Shelley

469,963 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Martha S. Shelley (Haworth)

Current Location:: Escondido, San Diego County, California, United States
Birthplace: Bardwell, Carlisle, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lucian Paul Haworth and Grace Haworth
Widow of David Shelley, Il
Ex-wife of Joe E. Lewis and George Samuel O'Hanlon
Mother of David Shelley
Sister of Jerenett Haworth and William Haworth

Occupation: Jazz singer, film actress
Managed by: Erica Howton
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Martha Stewart

From iMdb

Born in rural Kentucky as Martha Haworth, she and her family relocated to Brooklyn, where her father worked as a businessman. Following her high school graduation she was recommended to partake in a singing contest held by a local radio station from friends and was so successful that she worked professionally as a singer during the Second World War during which she was discovered. After breaking into films in 1946 she was often cast as best friends, starlets, good girls, and secretaries in a three decade film and TV career.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Treetops

  1. Martha Stewart still alive? Alt Film Guide. last modified: Nov 24, 2014
  2. "David Shelley is the son of Jazz singer / actress Martha Stewart and grandson of the late George Gard "Buddy" Desylva who was a top songwriter ("Birth of the Blues", "Sunny Boy" and the "Best things in Life are free"), film producer and record executive."
  3. Lillian Lorraine: The Life and Times of a Ziegfeld Diva (Google eBook) Nils Hanson.  McFarland, Sep 1, 2011 - Performing Arts - 220 pages.  Page 183.
  4. Wikipedia
  5. Variety obituary 2012
view all

Martha Stewart's Timeline

October 7, 1922
Bardwell, Carlisle, Kentucky, United States
November 23, 1957
Age 35
Santa Monica, California, United States