Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
Mary Virginia Martin was an American actress, singer and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was also the mother of the late actor Larry Hagman.
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Like "Hava Nagila" - Huffington Post
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When I was little, my mother and I would clean house listening to the LPs of Oklahoma and The Sound of Music (the one with Mary Martin). An opera recording of Bizet's Carmen with the sultry, crouching Risé Stevens on the cover, was often on display,
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Alexis M. Martin - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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Alexis Mary Martin, daughter of Jillian Martin, Dallas, is celebrating her seventh birthday today, Aug. 29. Alexis is a granddaughter of Katherine and Joseph Adams, Hanover Township, and John and Lisa Vodzak, Plymouth. She is a great-granddaughter of
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Four Winds Hartford to open 500 slot machines at new casino on Tuesday - Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
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By Fritz Klug | The Kalamazoo Gazette (Cory Morse | The Grand Rapids Press)Mary Martin, of Wayland, plays a slot machine at the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland Township Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Martin won $27000 July 27 and $36000 on July 29
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Harry Martin supporters planning benefit luncheon - Napa Valley Register
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Mary Martin said efforts were under way to transfer her husband to a local care facility, assuming their insurance and finances are adequate. She will continue to live at the shelter until the financial impact of living apart from Harry is sorted out,
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Martin, Mullen, 2 Meyers to join Fridley Hall of Fame - Patch.com
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The 2011 Fridley Hall of Fame inductees are Mary Martin, Doyle Mullin and Don and Mary Sue Meyers. By Chris Steller The Fridley Hall of Fame will get four new members next month: Mary Martin, Doyle Mullin, and Don and Mary Sue Meyers
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'I Do! I Do!' Opens Moore OnStage Season - Southern Pines Pilot
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This show ran on Broadway for almost 560 performances back in 1966, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Moore OnStage's version stars Cassandra Vallery and Greg King, seen most recently in Cape Fear's production of “I Love You, You're Perfect,
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Harry Martin hospitalized Tuesday morning - Napa Valley Register
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Former Napa Councilman Harry Martin suffered an apparent stroke Monday night and has been hospitalized, his wife, Mary Martin, reported Tuesday afternoon. Mary Martin said her husband awoke mentally confused at the South Napa Shelter on Tuesday morning
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Artists show off immense talent - Drogheda Independent
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Mary Martin is proud of her two paintings, Lost in Time and The Old Cottage. 'I only started painting 10 years ago in Lifestyle and really enjoy it. I started on pastels, progressing onto acrylics and now I'm using oils which is my favourite
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National and county golf successes - North Devon Gazette
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Div 1 – 1, Brenda O'Brien 75; 2, Mary Martin 75; 3, Annie Sinclair 77. Div 2 – 1, Sandy Mott 72; 2, Angela Baker 80; 3, Cynthia Todd 81. Div 3 – 1, Kay Elworthy 71; 2, Sue Short 79; 3, Sheila Strachan 87. Seniors Bernard Smith Trophy – 1,
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75-Year-Old N.J. Woman Accused Of Shoplifting - Patch.com
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Police said Mary Martin of Northvale, NJ, was arrested at 8:40 pm Monday at the Lord and Taylor store at Palisades Center mall. Martin was released pending a Aug. 15 hearing in Clarkstown Town Court in New City. Interested in a follow-up to this
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Animal shelters shoulder costs of Los Alamos evacuation, but make lasting friends - The Republic
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"We spent more than $36000 past our budget," said Santa Fe Animal Shelter director Mary Martin. "When you look at all the overtime, the biggest impact is human resources because we wanted to stay open late so owners could have the chance to stay with
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ShelterBox cycle arrives in Dundalk - Dundalk Argus
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Carolyn and Huw Thomas who are cycling 10000 miles in aid of 'ShelterBox' meet Criona O'Reilly, the new President of Dundalk Rotary, and outgoing President Mary Martin during their visit to Dundalk. CHARITY bike rides are nothing new but two cyclists
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Police Beat: July 18, 2011 - Naples Daily News
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By www.naplesnews.com ■ Mary Martin Ramos, 47, of the 700 block of North Second Avenue, Immokalee, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies at the 1100 block of Hickock Lane. She is accused of cutting her live-in boyfriend of three years on the knee
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Fraud victims protest outside Montreal bank - Toronto Sun
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(CHARLES WILLIAM PELLETIER/QMI Agency) Mary Martin said she didn't want to admit it, but a decade ago, disgraced financier Earl Jones was a “nice guy.” The 79-year-old gave her entire inheritance to the money manager who is now serving 11 years in
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SOFTBALL: The 2011 All-News-Herald team - Southgate News Herald
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Mary Martin, Anderson: The Titans' senior ace guided her team to the hottest second half of the season Downriver, culminating into a trip to the state's semifinals. Martin went 17-13 on the mound with an ERA of 1.66 and 183 strikeouts in 192 innings of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Martin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 76
    Mary Martin died a month before her 77th birthday from colorectal cancer at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, on November 3, 1990.
    More Details Hide Details She is buried in City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford, Texas.
  • 1989
    Age 75
    She received the Kennedy Center Honors, an annual honor for career achievements, in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details She received the Donaldson Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award in 1943 for One Touch of Venus. A special Tony was presented to her in 1948 while she appeared in the national touring company of Annie Get Your Gun for "spreading theatre to the rest of the country while the originals perform in New York." In 1955 and 1956, she received, first, a Tony Award for Peter Pan, and then an Emmy for appearing in the same role on television. She also received Tony Awards for South Pacific, and, in 1959, for The Sound of Music. After Martin's divorce from Benjamin Hagman, she married Richard Halliday, who was eight years her senior. Early in their marriage, he worked as a drama critic for the New York World-Telegram and a movie critic for the New York Daily News. Eventually, Halliday became producer or co-producer of at least two of his wife's projects. In the early 1970s, the couple lived, according to his 1973 obituary in the Connecticut Sunday Herald, "on a vast ranch they own near Anápolis" in Brazil."
  • 1986
    Age 72
    Martin appeared in the play Legends with Carol Channing in a one-year US national tour, opening in Dallas on January 9, 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Mary Martin was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1973.
  • 1980
    Age 66
    Martin made an appearance in 1980 in a Royal Variety Performance in London, performing "Honeybun" from South Pacific.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1968
    Age 54
    A national tour with Preston began in March 1968, but was cancelled early due to Martin's illness.
    More Details Hide Details Although she appeared in nine films in her career, all between 1938 and 1943, she was generally passed over for the filmed version of the musical plays in which she starred. She herself once explained that she did not enjoy making films, because she did not have the "connection" with an audience that she had in live performances. The closest she ever came to preserving her stage performances were her famous television appearances as Peter Pan. The Broadway production from 1954 was subsequently performed on NBC television in RCA's compatible color in 1955, 1956, and 1960. Martin also preserved her 1957 stage performance as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun when NBC television broadcast the production live that year. While Martin did not enjoy making theatrical films, she apparently did enjoy appearing on television, as she did frequently. Her last feature film appearance was a cameo as herself in MGM's Main Street to Broadway in 1953.
  • 1966
    Age 52
    In 1966, she appeared on Broadway in the two-person musical I Do!
    More Details Hide Details I Do! with Robert Preston, and was nominated for the Tony Award (Leading Actress in a Musical).
  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 45
    Martin opened on Broadway in The Sound of Music as Maria on November 16, 1959, and stayed in the show until October 1961.
    More Details Hide Details She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The musical gave Martin "the chance to display her homespun charm."
  • 1954
    Age 40
    Her next major success was in the role of Peter in the Broadway production of Peter Pan in October 1954, with Martin winning the Tony Award.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 37
    She opened in the West End production on November 1, 1951.
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  • 1949
    Age 35
    As nurse Nellie Forbush, Martin opened on Broadway in South Pacific on April 7, 1949.
    More Details Hide Details Her performance was called "memorable funny and poignant in turns", and she earned a Tony Award. Richard Watts, Jr. of the New York Post wrote: "nothing I have ever seen her do prepared me for the loveliness, humor, gift for joyous characterization, and sheer lovableness of her portrayal of Nellie Forbush. Hers is a completely irresistible performance."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1943
    Age 29
    In 1943 she starred in the new Kurt Weill musical One Touch of Venus and then Lute Song in 1946.
    More Details Hide Details She auditioned for the lead in Porter's Kiss Me, Kate but chose to star in another show instead which opened three months after, South Pacific.
  • 1942
    Age 28
    She was also one of the starts of Stage Door Canteen on CBS, 1942-1945.
    More Details Hide Details Mary Martin struggled for nearly two years to break into show business. As a struggling young actress, Martin endured humorous and sometimes frightful luck trying to make it in the world, from car crashes leading to vocal instruction, unknowingly singing in front of Oscar Hammerstein II, to her final break on Broadway granted by the very prominent producer, Lawrence Schwab. Using her maiden name, Mary Martin began pursuing a performing career singing on radio in Dallas and in nightclubs in Los Angeles. Her performance at one club impressed a theatrical producer, and he cast her in a play in New York, but that production did not open.
    In 1942, she joined the cast of Kraft Music Hall on NBC, replacing Connie Boswell.
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  • 1940
    Age 26
    In 1940, she was a singer on NBC's Good News of 1940, which was renamed Maxwell House Coffee Time during that year.
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  • 1939
    Age 25
    Martin began her radio career in 1939 as the vocalist on a short-lived revival of The Tuesday Night Party on CBS.
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  • 1938
    Age 24
    She was then cast in Cole Porter's Leave It to Me!, making her Broadway debut in November 1938 in that production.
    More Details Hide Details She became popular on Broadway and received attention in the national media singing "My Heart Belongs to Daddy". With that one song in the second act, she became a star 'overnight'." Martin reprised the song in Night and Day, a Hollywood film about Cole Porter, in which she played herself auditioning for Porter (Cary Grant). "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" catapulted her career and became very special to Martin—she even sang it to her ailing father in his hospital bed while he was in a coma. Martin did not learn immediately that her father had died. Headlines read "Daddy Girl Sings About Daddy as Daddy Dies." Because of the show’s demanding schedule, Martin was unable to attend her father’s funeral.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born in 1913.
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