Martha Henry Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Cause of Death

Martha Henry

Martha Henry was an American-born Canadian stage, film, and television actress, perhaps best known for her work at the Stratford Festival in Canada.Canadian theatre giant and Stratford Festival mainstay Martha Henry has died, the festival confirmed in an email to CBC News. She died from cancer in her Stratford, Ont., home just after midnight, surrounded by her family, festival organizers said.

Martha Henry Biography

NameMartha Henry
Birthdate ( Age)17 February 1938
Place of BirthDetroit, Michigan, United States
Marital Status Married
Spouse/PartnerDonnelly Rhodes (m. 1962), Douglas Rain
ChildrenEmma Rain
ParentsName not Known
EducationNot Known
ProfessionAmerican-Canadian film actress
Net Worth$2 Million
Last Update2023

Early Life and Family

Martha Buhs was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Kathleen and Lloyd Howard Buhs. She grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, attended the Kingswood School (today Cranbrook Kingswood School), and graduated from the Drama department at Carnegie Institute of Technology before moving to Canada in 1959.

She later adopted the stage surname Henry, the legal surname of her first husband Donnelly Rhodes.She performed at Toronto’s Crest Theatre upon her arrival in Canada, and was soon after accepted into the first class at the National Theatre School in Montreal.

Martha Henry Husband

Martha Henry married twice. Firstly she married with Donnelly Rhodes (m. 1962) and the had a Doughter Together named  Emma Rain. Martha Henry remarried with Douglas Rain.There is not much in formationa available on social media about her personal life.

Martha Henry Net Worth

Martha Henry was an American-born Canadian stage, film, and television actress has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million.

Professional Career

During Henry’s first season at the Stratford Festival in 1962, she played Miranda to William Hutt’s first Prospero in The Tempest, and Lady Macduff in Macbeth. Between the 1962 and 1980 seasons, she played leading roles in 40 productions, and made her directing debut in 1980.

Some of her roles during this time included Viola in Twelfth Night (1966), Cordelia in King Lear (1967), Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968), Desdemona in Othello (1973), Isabella in Measure for Measure (1975-1976), Olga in Three Sisters (1976), Lady Anne in Richard III (1977), and Paulina in The Winter’s Tale (1978).During brief periods away from Stratford, Henry performed elsewhere in Canada and abroad, including Manitoba Theatre Centre, Shaw Festival, Broadway, New York’s Lincoln Centre, and London’s West End.

After 1980, Henry performed and directed at major arts venues across North America, including Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Plus, Globe Theatre, the National Arts Centre, Roy Thompson Hall, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Carnegie Mellon University.

She was Artistic Director at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario from 1988 to 1995, during which time she programmed a wide variety of contemporary works, including newer plays such as Oleanna by David Mamet, The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway, and The Stillborn Lover by Timothy Findley.

Her return to the Stratford stage in 1994 as Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night was widely acclaimed, and the production was remounted for the 1995 season.A filmed version of the production earned her a 1996 Genie Award.

In 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry played the role of “A” in Three Tall Women by Edward Albee at Stratford’s Studio Theatre. In his review of the production, J. Kelly Nestruck of the Globe and Mail said “Henry’s performance is a reminder of how much more daringly theatrical her generation of stage actors – she’s now in her 80s – can be”.


Henry was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1981, and promoted to companion in 1990.She was made a member of the Order of Ontario in 1994. Henry received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for her lifetime contribution to Canadian theatre in 1996.As a recipient of the Order of Canada, she has been awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal in 1992, the Canadian version of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and the Canadian version of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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