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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 »

Known For

Peter Pan
Peter Pan Peter Pan
(1960)
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein Herself / Hostess / Nellie Forbush (segment 'South Pacific')
(1954)
Mary Martin: Hello, Dolly! Round the World
Mary Martin: Hello, Dolly! Round the World Herself / Dolly Levi / Narrator
(1966)

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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Leave It To Me" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Never, never, never can I say I had a frustrating childhood. It was all joy. Mother used to say she never had seen such a happy child - that I awakened each morning with a smile. I don't remember that, but I do remember that I never wanted to go to bed, to go to sleep, for fear I'd miss something. See more »

Trivia:

The initial success of Mary Martin's performance of the 1955 Broadway musical "Peter Pan," with Cyril Ritchard in his dual role as Mr. Darling and Captain James Hook, telecast on NBC's "Producer's Showcase," airing on 7 March 1955, repeated 9 January 1956 as a NBC "Producer's Showcase" Color broadcast special event, was the basis for NBC Events Division's production of the Irving Berlin musical "... See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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