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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 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Producers' Showcase Peter Pan / Sabina
(1955-1956)
Peter Pan Peter Pan
(1960)
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 the play, "One Touch of Venus," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. 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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Personal Quote:

Even as a baby I quickly learned to crawl out of my crib. ... They'd put up barriers but I learned how to go over them. See more »

Trivia:

Husband Richard Halliday acted as Mary Martin's agent. The original "One Touch of Venus" Broadway musical production premiered at the Imperial Theatre on 7 October 1943, closed on 10 February 1945 after 567 performances. "One Touch of Venus" with music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ogden Nash, directed by Ilia Kazan, featured choreography by Agnes de Mille, starring Mary Martin, Kenny Baker and Paula ... See more »

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