41 Facts About Martha Stewart

1. Stewart rejoined the board of directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2011 and became chairwoman of her namesake company again in 2012.

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2. Martha Stewart was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on August 3, 1941.

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3. When Martha Stewart was three years old, the family moved to Nutley, New Jersey.

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4. Martha Stewart's adopted the name "Grace" for her Catholic confirmation name.

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5. Mickey and Merlyn Mantle had four sons, for whom Martha Stewart watched and organized birthday parties.

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6. At 15, Martha Stewart was featured in a television commercial for Unilever.

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7. Martha Stewart was active in many extracurricular activities, such as the school's newspaper and art club.

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8. In 1967, Martha Stewart began a second career as a stockbroker, her father-in-law's profession.

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9. In 1976, Martha Stewart started a catering business in her basement with a friend from her modeling days, Norma Collier.

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10. Martha Stewart contracted Stewart's company to cater the book release party, where Stewart was introduced to Alan Mirken, head of Crown Publishing Group.

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11. In 1990, Stewart signed with Time Publishing Ventures to develop a new magazine, Martha Stewart Living, for which Stewart would serve as editor-in-chief.

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12. In 1993, Stewart began a weekly half-hour television program, called Martha Stewart Living, based on her magazine.

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13. Martha Stewart served as chairwoman, president, and CEO of the new company and Patrick became Chief Operations Officer.

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14. On October 19, 1999, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia went public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MSO.

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15. In June 2022, Martha Stewart announced that she would be launching her first original podcast, entitled The Martha Steward Podcast, in partnership with iHeart Radio.

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16. On June 15, 2022, Martha Stewart shared that Snoop Dogg would be the guest on the first episode of podcast, which debuted on June 22, 2022.

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17. Martha Stewart continued chopping cabbage and responded: "I want to focus on my salad.

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18. Under the settlement, Martha Stewart agreed to disgorge $58,062, as well as a civil penalty of three times the loss avoided, or $137,019.

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19. Martha Stewart's agreed to a five-year ban from serving as a director, CEO, CFO, or any other officer role responsible for preparing, auditing, or disclosing financial results of any public company.

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20. Martha Stewart wanted to go to prison in Connecticut or Florida.

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21. Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum recommended to the Federal Bureau of Prisons that Martha Stewart be given her first choice, Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, or her second choice, Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman.

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22. Martha Stewart's was then placed in a two-year term of supervised release; during five of those months, she was placed in home confinement with electronic monitoring.

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23. The Apprentice: Martha Stewart was not renewed for a second season.

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24. Martha Stewart's is a regular contributor of cooking, crafts, and gardening segments on NBC's Today show.

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25. In July 2006, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced a multi-year agreement with FLOR, Inc.

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26. New York Magazine reported in 2011 that Martha Stewart Living had only made a profit in one of the previous eight years.

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27. Martha Stewart was originally a blind-tester and then joined CEO Fabian Siegel on a joint venture.

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28. In June 2018, Martha Stewart started appearing as a recurring judge for Chopped, a cooking competition on the Food Network.

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29. New gardening show called Martha Stewart Knows Best premiered on HGTV on July 31, 2020.

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30. Subsequently, Martha Stewart dated Anthony Hopkins but ended the relationship after she saw The Silence of the Lambs.

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31. Martha Stewart's stated she was unable to avoid associating Hopkins with the character of Hannibal Lecter.

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32. Martha Stewart dated billionaire Charles Simonyi, who was an early employee of Microsoft and head of their software group, on and off for 15 years.

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33. Martha Stewart's featured footage of him as a space tourist aboard Soyuz on her television show in 2007.

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34. Kostyra, called "Big Martha" by her family, had appeared on Martha Stewart Living numerous times.

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35. Martha Stewart's maintains a 35,000-square-foot residence on Mount Desert Island in Seal Harbor, Maine, known as 'Skylands,' the former summer estate of automobile designer and tycoon Edsel Ford, with gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen (1922).

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36. In 2020, an appearance by Jimmy Kimmel on the TV show Finding Your Roots revealed that he and Martha Stewart are cousins.

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37. In 1995, Martha Stewart received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.

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38. In 1997, Martha Stewart was honored with an Edison Achievement Award for her commitment to innovation throughout her career.

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39. In 2018, Martha Stewart was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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40. In 2020, Martha Stewart was inducted into the Licensing International Hall of Fame.

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41. Martha Stewart's made a cameo appearance in the fourth season of HBO's High Maintenance.

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