Olavee Martin

Widow of popular TV actor Ross Martin

Olavee Martin, widow of popular TV actor Ross Martin, died Feb. 3 at Century City Hospital from respiratory complications following a lengthy illness. She was 77.

A Los Angeles and New York fashion model, she married Martin in 1967 while the actor was enjoying a measure of popularity essaying the role of Artemus Gordon on the hit TV series “The Wild, Wild West.”

The couple’s involvement in national and community charities included work for the Motion Picture and Television Fund and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. A tradition she continued following her husband’s untimely death of a sudden heart attack in 1981.

She is survived by a son and daughter, two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a sister.

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