Mary Martin

Highest Rated: 80% McFarland USA (2015)
Birthday: Dec 1, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
Mary Martin was a wife, mother, and stage performer before she'd reached her 18th birthday. She became an overnight sensation in the 1938 Cole Porter Broadway musical Leave It to Me, stopping the show with her sly striptease number "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (she would revise this piece in two Hollywood films, 1941's Love Thy Neighbor and the 1946 Cole Porter biopic Night and Day). From 1939 through 1943, Martin appeared in such Paramount films as New York Town (1941), Birth of the Blues (1941) and Happy Go Lucky (1942). She gave up Hollywood to return to the stage, where she became one of the biggest musical comedy attractions in Broadway history, starring in the original productions of One Touch of Venus, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, I Do I Do, and many others. Her 1953 Broadway hit Peter Pan was re-created on television several times, the 1960 telecast happily videotaped for posterity. She also had a successful run in both the Broadway and touring companies of Hello Dolly. In 1983, Martin and actress Janet Gaynor were seriously injured in a car accident; Gaynor eventually died from her injuries, but Martin recovered to the extent that she was able to continue playing guest roles on television. Mary Martin was the mother of actors Larry Hagman and Heller Halliday.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
80% McFarland USA Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Blue-Eyed Butcher Producer 2012
No Score Yet Firelight Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Abducted: The Carlina White Story Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Finding a Family Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet A Bing Crosby Christmas Actor 2000
5% 'Til There Was You Happy Family Member 1997
No Score Yet AFI Salute to Lillian Gish Actor 1984
No Score Yet Peter Pan Actor 1960
No Score Yet Mary Martin and Ethel Merman - The Ford 50th Anniversary Show Actor 1953
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway Herself 1953
No Score Yet Night and Day Herself 1946
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Actor 1942
No Score Yet Birth of the Blues Betty Lou Cobb 1941
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Mary Allen 1940
No Score Yet Rhythm on the River Cherry Lane 1940
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Drama Teacher 1938

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1951
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer

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