Martha Hart

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Full Name Martha Hart
Age 54 Years Old
Nick Name Martha Hart
Gender Female
Famous As Author
Birth Date October 31st, 1966
Birth Place Calgary, Alberta

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Martha Hart is a Canadian philanthropist, researcher, and author. She is best known as the widow of professional wrestler Owen Hart. Owen Hart died in an accident at a WWF event on 23 May 1999. She founded a charity in her husband's name and has been involved in numerous philanthropic work. As a career, she has been working as a researcher at the University of Calgary and has previously worked for several institutions in the past. 

She wrote a bestselling book about her husband's life, Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart. 

What is Martha Hart Famous For?

  • Widow of a professional wrestler, Owen Hart.

Martha Hart Famous For

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Where is Martha Hart From?

Martha Hart was born on 31 October 1966. Her birth name is Martha Joan Patterson. Her birth place is in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. She holds Canadian nationality. She was born to her mother, Joan Patterson. Information about her father is not available at present. She has 10 siblings and she is the youngest child. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She is Christian by religion. Her father left her mother when she was young. 

Regarding her educational background, she attended the University of Calgary. She received two degrees at Calgary. She completed Psychology with distinction and Sociology with 1st-class honors at Calgary. She then moved to England to pursue a master's degree. She received her master's degree and Ph.D. in Social and Development Psychology from Cambridge University.

Martha Hart Career Timeline

  • Hart is a researcher at the University of Calgary. She is also the researcher at Alberta Children's Hospital.
  • Her research includes co-creating and pilot testing the Attachment and Child Health (ATTACH) Intervention. The ATTACH program is funded by Harvard University's Center for the Developing Child as one of their frontiers of Innovation projects. 
  • Hart and Nicole Letourneau launched their ATTACH Program online in 2019. 
  • She previously worked as a researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she researched the division of labor in the family and parents' child care choices. 
  • Hart has published various peer-reviewed papers. 
  • She has co-edited Development and Adaptation: Seminal Papers on the Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation. 
  • She was trained to administer the PDI at Yale University and the AAI by Howard Steele and Miriam Steele at the New School University New York, as well as Erik Hesse and Mary Main at Berkeley University. 
  • She is also trained by Howard Steele in RF (PDI) and in Reflective Family Play by Dianne Phillip - at The Hincks - Dellcrest Centre Toronto. 
  • She is a certified reliable coder in various attachment measures, RF measures. She is also a certified reliable coder in a number of other parent/child interaction measures. 
  • She is also trained and certified in Suicide Prevention. 
  • She wrote a book, Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart. The book was released in 2004 and became the No. 1 Best Seller book in Canada. The proceeds from the book sales went to charity. 

Martha Hart Kids

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Who was Martha Hart Married To?

Martha Hart was married to professional wrestler Owen Hart. They were still in high school when they first met. Martha was 15 at the time. Martha attended a Stampede Wrestling event with a friend, where she recognized Owen who had attended her school for wrestling practice. The couple later started dating, eventually got married on 1 July 1989. The couple shared 2 children together, Oje Edward Hart, and Athena Christie Hart.

Martha Hart Husband Death

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How did Owen Hart Die?

Owen Hart died on 23 May 1999. He died in an accident while performing a WWF stunt at Over the Edge pay-per-view. 

Hart's wife Martha sued the WWF for the wrongful death of her husband. The lawsuit was later settled out of court for approximately $18 million in 2000. 

She established the Owen Hart Foundation in her husband's name in 2000. The foundation has been involved with numerous charitable causes including scholarships for children and housing for low-income families.  

Martha hosts a high-profile fundraising event every year for the Owen Hart Foundation.

How Tall is Martha Hart?

Martha Hart stands at a height of 1.7 m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has an average body build. Her other body measurements will be updated soon. She has dark brown eyes and blonde hair. 

What is Martha Hart Net Worth?

Martha Hart, popular as the widow of professional wrestler Owen Hart, is a researcher. She has a Ph.D. in Social & Developmental Psychology and has been working as a researcher at the University of Calgary. She previously worked at several institutions as a researcher. No information about her income and wealth has been disclosed. Thus, it is uncertain to calculate her net worth.