Mary Martin

American singer and actress (1913–1990) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress and singer. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles on stage over her career, including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (1949), the title character in Peter Pan (1954), and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1959). She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

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Mary Martin
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Martin in 1939
Born
Mary Virginia Martin

(1913-12-01)December 1, 1913
DiedNovember 3, 1990(1990-11-03) (aged 76)
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Texas
Occupations
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1938–1985
Spouses
Benjamin Hagman
(m. 1930; div. 1936)
Richard Halliday
(m. 1940; died 1973)
Children2; including Larry Hagman
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