Happy Birthday To Bedford’s Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart turns 73 on Sunday.
Martha Stewart turns 73 on Sunday.

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Bedford’s Martha Stewart!

Martha Stewart, a long time Bedford resident, turns 73 on Sunday.

Stewart, a businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model, was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Jersey City, N.J.

As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books and is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine, while her syndicated talk show, "Martha" (2005–12), was seen internationally.

Stewart released many more books under the Clarkson Potter publishing imprint, including "Martha Stewart's Quick Cook" (1983), "Martha Stewart's Hors D'oeuvres" (1984), "Martha Stewart's Pies & Tarts" (1985), "Weddings" (1987), "The Wedding Planner" (1988), "Martha Stewart's Quick Cook Menus" (1988), and "Martha Stewart's Christmas" (1989), among others. During this time, she also wrote dozens of newspaper columns, magazine articles and other pieces on homemaking, and made numerous television appearances on programs such as "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Larry King Live."

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