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Martha Raye (Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed)

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Biography

Butte, Montana, USA
Known as "The Big Mouth" and considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope, Martha Raye was an American icon in her own right.

She was born Margy Reed in Butte, Montana, to Maybelle Hazel (Hooper) and Peter Reed, Jr., vaudeville performers. She had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Raye made her acting debut before the age of 10 as she toured the nation with her parents variety show "Reed and Hopper". Read more...

Actor

Character: Daisy Schloggenheimer

College Holiday 1936

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Character: Myrtle Finch

Waikiki Wedding 1937

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Character: Martha Bellows

The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938

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Character: Letty Larkin

Give Me a Sailor 1938

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Character: Mabel Grady

College Swing 1938

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Character: Mickey Hawkins

Never Say Die 1939

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Character: Patience Bingham

The Farmer's Daughter 1940

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Character: Gloria Phelps / Barbara Phelps

Keep 'Em Flying 1941

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Character: Lilibelle Bolton

Navy Blues 1941

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Character: Martha Raye

Four Jills in a Jeep 1944

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Character: Boss Witch

Pufnstuf 1970

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Character: Beulah Brothers

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Carrie Sharples

Alice 1976

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Character: Annabella Bonheur

Monsieur Verdoux 1947

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Writing

Character: Martha Raye

Four Jills in a Jeep 1944

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