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Anne-Marie Martin
Born Edmonda Benton
11 November 1957 (1957-11-11) (age 52)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other name(s) Eddie Benton
Occupation Film, television actress
Spouse(s) Michael Crichton (1987-2002) (divorced) 1 child

Anne-Marie Martin (often referred to by stage name Eddie Benton; November 11, 1957) is a Canadian actress and writer who is perhaps best known for playing Sgt. Dori Doreau in the American television comedy series Sledge Hammer! from 1986 to 1988.

Martin also played Gwen Davies on the soap opera Days of our Lives in the early 1980s. Prior to 1980, she acted under a stage name, "Eddie Benton", most notably in the Marvel Comics based unsuccessful series pilot/telefilm Dr. Strange (1978). She also appeared in films such as Prom Night, The Boogens, and Halloween II; as well as numerous TV series guest roles. Among these were Stella Breed, a woman with psychokinetic powers in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Twiki is Missing", and an officer who faces an amputation after injury in the line of duty on T. J. Hooker. Prior to this she appeared in H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come, a low-budget science fiction film that capitalized on the popularity of Buck Rogers (Martin was made up to resemble Erin Gray's Buck Rogers character, Wilma Deering). She was also a regular on the short-lived 1977 series Rafferty opposite Patrick McGoohan.

In the early 1980s, she appeared in a Highway to Heaven episode in which she and Victor French traded bodies. Alan Spencer, who created Sledge Hammer, chose her for the Doreau role; he also wrote an episode of the series that allowed her to, if not exactly change bodies with Sledge Hammer, at least impersonate him. Under the "Eddie Benton" stage name, Martin also auditioned unsuccessfully for the role of Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie.

Martin married author Michael Crichton (his fourth wife) in 1987 (she had a small role in Crichton's film Runaway three years earlier), and following the cancellation of Sledge Hammer!, retired from television and film acting. In 1989, they had a daughter Taylor-Anne[1], who attends Barnard College in New York. In the 1990s, Martin co-wrote, with Crichton, the screenplay to the 1996 film Twister. The couple separated in 2001 and a divorce settlement was reached in 2003. Martin went on to pursue her love of horses and ride competitively. She recently rode for the American Team in the World Championship competition for Icelandic horses.

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