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Legendary actress, Martha Raye, was born Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed on Aug 27, 1916 in Butte, MT. Raye died at the age of 78 on Oct 19, 1994 in Los Angeles, CA .

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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. Raye was never nominated for an Academy Award. However she won one Honorary Award in 1968 Martha Raye .

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JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD Oscar 1968


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Had a temporary falling out with daughter Melodye when Melodye had her father cremated against Martha's wishes.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award was given to Raye in 1969 for her work with charities and entertaining U.S. troops; her estate gave it to the Friars Club in 1997 where she was its first female honorary member.

Once attended the Professional Children's School in New York.

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