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Mary Martin (Mary Virginia Martin)

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Biography

Weatherford, Texas, USA
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 Broadway introducing the song "My Heart Belongs to Daddy". She later made a name for herself in several Hollywood musicals during the 1940s and later in her career enjoyed huge success as Peter Pan, which she cited as her favorite role. Read more...

Actor

Character: Cherry Lane

Rhythm on the River 1940

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Character: Betty Lou Cobb

Birth of the Blues 1941

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Character: Cindy Lou Bethany

Kiss the Boys Goodbye 1941

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Character: Alexandra Curtis

New York Town 1941

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Character: Mary Martin- 'Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Marjory Stuart

Happy Go Lucky 1943

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Character: Herself - Host & Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical

The 21st Annual Tony Awards 1967

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Character: Herself - Performer & Presenter: Special Award to Yul Brynner

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985

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Character: Louise Hall

The Great Victor Herbert 1939

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Character: Zora Hardcastle

Hardcastle and McCormick 1983

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