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Mary Martin

Mary Martin
Photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949
Personal information
Birth nameMary Virginia Martin
Birth dateDecember 1, 1913
Place of birthWeatherford, Texas, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 3, 1990(age 76)
Death placeRancho Mirage, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1938 1985
SpouseBen Hagman (1930 1936)
Richard Halliday (1940 1973)
AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries
1955 Peter Pan

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Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 - November 3, 1990) was an American actress and singer. She originated many roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria 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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