Mary Martin Overview:

Legendary actress, Mary Martin, was born Mary Virginia Martin on Dec 1, 1913 in Weatherford, TX. Martin died at the age of 76 on Nov 3, 1990 in Rancho Mirage, CA .


Red-headed, vivacious, energetic musical star never given the chance to dominate a big Hollywood musical in the way she ruled the Broadway stage. After a diet of wartime musical fodder, she went back to the theatre and such successes as South Pacific and The Sound of Music. Recovered from severe injuries sustained in a 1982 auto accident. Mother of Larry Hagman. Died from cancer.

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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording and Radio. Martin was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Turned down the Broadway hits: "Oklahoma," "Kiss Me Kate," "My Fair Lady," "Funny Girl," and "Mame."

Mother-in-law of Bromley DeMeritt, Jr. and Maj Axelsson.

Famed Hollywood photographer George Hurrell Sr. found her less than photogenic, particularly in profile, and did most of his glamour shots full-face.

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