Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Born: December 1, 1913

Died: November 3, 1990

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actress, singer

Biography: 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 actor Larry Hagman.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Right Time, Right Place, Right Move, Right Now! (1992) by Perry W. Buffington, Section I : Life
Source/Notes: Kenneth and Mary Martin: 11 September-31 October 1987, Annely Juda Fine Art (1987 edition)

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Source/Notes: On becoming a dance teacher, and creating her own moves, p. 44 - My Heart Belongs (1976)