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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 18 November 1929Warsaw, Indiana, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John McMartin was born on November 18, 1929 in Warsaw, Indiana, USA. He is an actor, known for All the President's Men (1976), As the World Turns (1956) and Kinsey (2004). He was previously married to Cynthia Baer.

Spouse (1)

Cynthia Baer (1960 - 1971) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

Originated the part of Oscar in "Sweet Charity" on Broadway opposite Gwen Verdon. Later starred in the film version in the same role opposite Shirley MacLaine.
Made his off-Broadway debut with Eileen Brennan in "Little Mary Sunshine" in 1959, won a Theatre World Award, and married one of the show's producers, Cynthia Baer.
Won the role of Oscar in "Sweet Charity" on Broadway and took it to film a few years later with a chance for stardom, but preferred the stage and returned to NY.
In 1962, he was cast in Stephen Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" but was cut from the show. Nine years later, he starred in Sondheim's hit show "Follies."
Alternated between classical and musical roles.
Has been nominated for Tony Awards five times: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical), in 1966 for "Sweet Charity," a role he recreated in the film version of the same name, Sweet Charity (1969); as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic), in 1973 for "Don Juan;" as Best Actor (Musical), in 1995 for a revival of "Show Boat" and in 2002 for a revival of "Into the Woods;" and as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical), in 1998 for "High Society."
Guested as the father of Pam Stone on the sitcom, Coach (1989).
Born in Indiana and raised in Minnesota.
Attended college in both Illinois and New York and initially wanted to be a print or radio journalist before opting for an acting career instead.
2 daughters: Kathleen McMartin (Kathleen Alice McMartin) and Susan McMartin (Susan Helen McMartin).
Nominated for Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for role in "Into the Woods", May 2002.

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