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Mary Martin (I) (1913–1990)


Originally a dance instructor, she came to Broadway during the Depression to begin her career as a professional actress. A daughter of Texas, she originally began work as a dance instructor until a local evangelical-adherent burned down her studio citing her work as being too sinful for human nature. Coming to New York City, she appeared on ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Filmography

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 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Zora Hardcastle
 1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Hannah Harvey
 1979 Valentine (TV Movie)
Gracie Schwartz
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Special)
Peter Pan
 1957 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie)
Annie Oakley
 1956 Born Yesterday (TV Movie)
Billie Dawn
 1955-1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Peter Pan / Sabina
- Peter Pan (1956) ... Peter Pan
- Peter Pan (1955) ... Peter Pan
 1955 Peter Pan (TV Movie)
Peter Pan
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Mary Martin
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Marjory Stuart
 1941 New York Town
Alexandra Curtis
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Cindy Lou Bethany
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Mary Allen
 1940 Rhythm on the River
Cherry Lane
 1939 The Great Victor Herbert
Louise Hall
 1938 Battle of Broadway
Linda Lee (singing voice, uncredited)
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Other Works:

Appeared on Person to Person (1953). See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I've always voted Democrat, it just seems to come naturally to me. I also believe my family and I are one of the last good Democrats the state of Texas ever produced. See more »

Trivia:

Mary Martin's friend Arthur Godfrey taught her to play "Maria's" songs in the musical "The Sound of Music" on a ukulele the summer before the show went into rehearsal. A ukulele is a small type of guitar of Portuguese origin popularized in Hawaii in the 1880s and strung typically with four strings; opposed to a guitar, a flat-bodied stringed instrument with a long fretted neck and usually six ... See more »

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