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Mary Martin

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Also Known As: Died: November 3, 1990
Born: December 1, 1913 Cause of Death: liver cancer
Birth Place: Weatherford, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Appeared in local amateur theatre productions (with friend Bessie Mae Sue Ella Yaeger) from age five
1921:
Founded the Mary Hagman School of Dance, Weatherford, TX (date approximate)
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Traveled between Texas (where she sang on radio) to California (where she worked as nightclub singer-dancer)
1938:
Discovered by producer Lawrence Schwab at Trocadero nightclub's Sunday night talent show in Los Angeles (date approximate)
1938:
Broadway debut, "Leave It to Me"
1938:
Won contract with Paramount (date approximate)
1939:
Film debut, "The Great Victor Herbert"
1943:
Returned to the stage in "Dancing in the Streets" which closed in Boston before reaching Broadway
1943:
First starring role on Broadway, "One Touch of Venus" (directed by Elia Kazan) in a role originally tailored for Marlene Dietrich
1946:
Returned to Hollywood to reprise her signature song "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" in the whitewashed Cole Porter biopic, "Night and Day"
1946:
London stage debut in Noel Coward's "Pacific 1860"
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Starred as Annie Oakley (the role originated on Broadway by Ethel Merman) in the national road tour of the Irving Berlin musical "Annie Get Your Gun"
1949:
Co-starred opposite Ezio Pinza in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific"
1953:
Starred opposite Ethel Merman in the legendary "Ford Motor Company's 50th Anniversary" TV special
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Starred on Broadway in the musical, "Peter Pan"
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Starred on Broadway in the musical, "The Sound of Music"
1963:
Starred in first Broadway musical flop, "Jennie"
1965:
Played Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" In the US national tour and in Vietman and Tokyo; also starred in the London production (date approximate)
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Hosted own TV series "Over Easy"
1983:
Was severly injured in San Francisco when a drunken driver crashed his car into the taxi Martin was riding in; the crash took the life of her aide Ben Washer and injured Janet Gaynor and her husband Paul Gregory
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Performed at benefits for the San Francisco General whose Trauma Center was renamed in her honor
1986:
Made final stage appearance in a national tour of James Kirkwood's bitchy comedy, "Legends" opposite Carol Channing

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