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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
(1960)
Producers' Showcase Peter Pan / Sabina
(1955-1956)
True to Life Bonnie Porter
(1943)
Birth of the Blues Betty Lou Cobb
(1941)

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 Movie)
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
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1955) ... Sabina
- Peter Pan (1955) ... Peter Pan
 1955 Peter Pan (TV Movie)
Peter Pan
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Mary Martin
 1946 Night and Day
Mary Martin
 1943 True to Life
Bonnie Porter
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Marjory Stuart
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Mary Martin- 'Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Betty Lou Cobb
 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:

She acted in Norman Krasna's play, "Kind Sir," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Charles Boyer, Dorothy Stickney, Margalo Gillmore, Frank Conroy and Robert Ross in the cast. Jo Mielziner was set designer. Mainbocher was costume designer. Joshua Logan was producer and director. 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:

While working on their "Crazy Lady" project, Kenward Elmslie suggested Truman Capote's novella, not his play, "The Grass Harp" to composer Claibe Richardson as a possible musical. The team tackled some songs, playing them for Mr. Capote. Capote loved what they had come up with, counseled them to "make it your own," and gave them the go-ahead. Kermit Bloomgarten, a prestigious Broadway producer, ... See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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