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Mary Martin in 1947

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Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was also the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

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  • Born: Mary Virginia Martin December 1, 1913 Weatherford, Texas, U.S.
  • Died: November 3, 1990 (aged 76) Rancho Mirage, California U.S.
  • Cause of death: Colorectal cancer
  • Resting place: Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Texas
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actress, singer
  • Years active: 1938–1985
  • Spouse(s): Benjamin Jackson "Ben" Hagman (1930–1936; divorced), Richard Halliday (1940–1973; his death)
  • Children: Larry Hagman, Heller Halliday
  • Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries 1955 Peter Pan Best Leading Actress in a Musical 1950 South Pacific 1955 Peter Pan 1960 The Sound of Music 1989 Kennedy Center Honors

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Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?
NY Times Music, 2018-06-26 08:00:05
It’s not the Mary Martin vehicle you loved as a child. But Bernstein’s version is getting a rare revival at the Bard SummerScape festival.

Theodore Bikel keeps fiddling, even at 90
LA Times Entertainme, 2015-07-22 01:14:00
Last year, I got the opportunity to spend a lovely hour interviewing Theodore Bikel, who died Tuesday of natural causes at age 91. The Austrian-born Bikel had earned an Oscar nomination for supporting actor for 1958's "The Defiant Ones," was the original Captain Von Trapp opposite Mary Martin...

Mary Martin’s Sound of Music Tony Award Sells for $35K
Playbill Combined , 2015-03-19 21:23:21
The Tony Award medallion that Mary Martin earned for her portrayal of Maria von Trapp in the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music was sold at auction March 19 for $35,000, according to Deadline.com.

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