Mary Martin

Actress, Soundtrack, Producer

Actress, Soundtrack, Producer


Originally a dance instructor, she came to Broadway during the Depression to begin her career as a professional actress. A daughter of Texas, she originally began work as a dance instructor until a local evangelical-adherent burned down her studio citing her work as being too sinful for human nature. Coming to New York City, she appeared on ...
Birth date
1913-12-01
Death date
1990-11-03
Awards
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Height
5' 4" (1.63 m)

Known For


Producers' Showcase
Producers' Showcase
Peter Pan / Sabina (1955-1956)
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Peter Pan (1960)
True to Life
True to Life
Bonnie Porter (1943)
Birth of the Blues
Birth of the Blues
Betty Lou Cobb (1941)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressHardcastle and McCormick
(TV Series) Zora Hardcastle - Hardcastle, Hardcastle, Hardcastle and McCormick (1985) ... Zora Hardcastle
1985
ActressThe Love Boat
(TV Series) Hannah Harvey - So Help Me Hannah/The Maid Cleans Up/C.P.R, I.O.U. (1983) ... Hannah Harvey
1983
ActressValentine
(TV Movie) Gracie Schwartz
1979
ActressPeter Pan
(TV Movie) Peter Pan
1960
ActressAnnie Get Your Gun
(TV Movie) Annie Oakley
1957
ActressBorn Yesterday
(TV Movie) Billie Dawn
1956
ActressProducers' Showcase
(TV Series) Peter Pan / Sabina - Peter Pan (1956) ... Peter Pan - The Skin of Our Teeth (1955) ... Sabina - Peter Pan (1955) ... Peter Pan
1955-1956
ActressPeter Pan
(TV Movie) Peter Pan
1955
ActressMain Street to Broadway
Mary Martin
1953
ActressNight and Day
Mary Martin
1946
ActressTrue to Life
Bonnie Porter
1943
ActressHappy Go Lucky
Marjory Stuart
1943
ActressStar Spangled Rhythm
Mary Martin- 'Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number
1942
ActressBirth of the Blues
Betty Lou Cobb
1941
ActressNew York Town
Alexandra Curtis
1941
ActressKiss the Boys Goodbye
Cindy Lou Bethany
1941
ActressLove Thy Neighbor
Mary Allen
1940
ActressRhythm on the River
Cherry Lane
1940
ActressThe Great Victor Herbert
Louise Hall
1939
ActressBattle of Broadway
Linda Lee (singing voice, uncredited)
1938
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackJohnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me
(TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid")
2009
SoundtrackLucky Luke
(performer: "The Lonesome Cowboy")
2009
SoundtrackHollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing
(Video documentary) (performer: "That's for Me", "Only Forever" - uncredited)
2009
SoundtrackOnly You
(performer: "Some Enchanted Evening")
1994
SoundtrackThe 41st Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) (performer: "This House")
1987
SoundtrackThe 39th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) (performer: "Never Never Land")
1985
SoundtrackThe Love Boat
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - So Help Me Hannah/The Maid Cleans Up/C.P.R, I.O.U. (1983) ... (performer: "It's De-Lovely")
1983
SoundtrackThe 21st Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) (performer: "Nobody's Perfect")
1967
SoundtrackPeter Pan
(TV Movie) (performer: "I Gotta Crow", "Never-Never Land", "I'm Flying", "Wendy", "I Won't Grow Up", "O My Mysterious Lady", "Ugg-a-Wugg", "Distant Melody", "I Gotta Crow" (reprise), "Finale: Never-Never Land")
1960
SoundtrackFord Star Jubilee
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Together with Music (1955) ... (performer: "Together with Music", "I Only Have Eyes for You", "I Get a Kick out of You", "Les filles de Cadix (The Maids of Cadiz)", "Ninety Minutes Is a Long, Long Time", "Dites-moi", "The Cockeyed Optimist", "Some Enchanted Evening", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "A Wonderful Guy", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", "London Pride", "Get Out Those Old Records", "They Didn't Believe Me", "'S Wonderful", "Time on My Hands", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Anything Goes", "Dancing in the Dark", "Ballerina", "I Won't Dance", "Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?" - uncredited)
1955
SoundtrackGeneral Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
(TV Special) (performer: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "Wedding Proposal Scene", "It Might as Well Be Spring", "A Wonderful Guy")
1954
SoundtrackMain Street to Broadway
(performer: "There's Music in You")
1953
SoundtrackNight and Day
(performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (1938) - uncredited)
1946
SoundtrackTrue to Life
(performer: "Mister Pollyanna")
1943
SoundtrackHappy Go Lucky
(performer: "Happy Go Lucky", "Let's Get Lost", "Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-é" (uncredited))
1943
SoundtrackStar Spangled Rhythm
(performer: "Hit the Road to Dreamland")
1942
SoundtrackBirth of the Blues
(performer: "Waiting at the Church" (uncredited), "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" (uncredited), "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (uncredited), "The Waiter, and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid")
1941
SoundtrackKiss the Boys Goodbye
(performer: "I'll Never Let a Day Pass By", "Kiss the Boys Goodbye", "Find Yourself a Melody", "My Start", "Ma Curly Headed Babby" (uncredited))
1941
SoundtrackLove Thy Neighbor
(performer: "My Heart Belongs To Daddy")
1940
SoundtrackRhythm on the River
(performer: "I Don't Want to Cry Anymore", "Ain't It a Shame About Mame", "Only Forever", "That's for Me" - uncredited)
1940
SoundtrackThe Shopworn Angel
("Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!" (1915), uncredited) / (performer: "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!" (1915) - uncredited)
1938
RoleTitleYear
ProducerAnnie Get Your Gun
(TV Movie) (executive producer - uncredited)
1957
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewThe Shopworn Angel
(singing double: Margaret Sullavan - uncredited)
1938
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991) ... Self
1991
SelfThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
(TV Special) Self - Honoree
1989
SelfA Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers
(TV Special) Self
1988
SelfIn Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers
(TV Special) Self
1988
SelfAmerica's Tribute to Bob Hope
(TV Special documentary) Self
1988
SelfThe 41st Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Performer
1987
SelfOur World
(TV Series) Self - Dangerous Assumptions: Spring 1953 (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfJosh, the Logan Legend
(Documentary) Self
1986
SelfThe 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards
(TV Special) Self
1986
SelfGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Irving Berlin's America (1986) ... Self - A Lincoln Center Special: Beverly! Her Farewell Performance (1981) ... Self
1981-1986
SelfHour Magazine
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 25 February 1986 (1986) ... Self - Episode dated 30 March 1982 (1982) ... Self
1982-1986
SelfWogan
(TV Series) Self - Episode #5.76 (1985) ... Self
1985
SelfThe 39th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter & Performer
1985
SelfRodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music
(TV Movie documentary) Self - host
1985
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series documentary) Self - Alice Faye (1984) ... Self
1984
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish
(TV Special documentary) Self
1984
SelfNight of 100 Stars
(TV Special) Self
1982
SelfWomen I Love: Beautiful But Funny
(TV Special) Self
1982
SelfAll-Star Comedy Birthday Party from West Point
(TV Special) Self
1981
SelfStanding Room Only
(TV Series) Self - Showstoppers (1980) ... Self
1980
SelfRoyal Variety Performance
(TV Special) Self
1980
SelfOver Easy
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 13 July 1979 (1979) ... Self
1979
SelfGood Morning America
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 5 December 1978 (1978) ... Self
1978
SelfThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfBing Crosby: His Life and Legend
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1978
SelfTV: The Fabulous Fifties
(TV Movie) Self - Hostess of Drama Segment
1978
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Co-Host / Self - Actress - Episode #17.76 (1978) ... Self - Co-Host - Episode #15.170 (1976) ... Self - Actress
1976-1978
SelfJust a Nimmo
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.6 (1977) ... Self
1977
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.193 (1976) ... Self
1976
SelfThe 30th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self
1976
SelfAt Long Last Cole
(TV Special) Self
1975
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series) Self - Honoree - Mary Martin (1972) ... Self - Honoree
1972
SelfThe 21st Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Hostess & Nominee
1967
SelfMary Martin at Eastertime
(TV Special) Self
1966
SelfMary Martin: Hello, Dolly! Round the World
(TV Movie documentary) Self / Dolly Levi / Narrator
1966
SelfThe Jack Paar Program
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #3.1 (1964) ... Self - Guest
1964
SelfThe Bing Crosby Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 24 December 1962 (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfThe 15th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1961
Self25 Years of Life Magazine
(TV Movie) Self
1961
SelfThe 14th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1960
SelfSunday Showcase
(TV Series) Self - A Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt on Her Diamond Jubilee (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfMagic with Mary Martin
(TV Movie) Self / Cinderella / Peter Pan
1959
SelfMusic with Mary Martin
(TV Special) Self - Host
1959
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #11.30 (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe 12th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1958
SelfThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(TV Series) Self - Bette Davis, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé, Alan King (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfHungarian Emergency Relief Organization Christmas Day Special
(TV Special) Self
1956
SelfFord Star Jubilee
(TV Series) Self - Together with Music (1955) ... Self
1955
SelfPerson to Person
(TV Series documentary) Self - Actress - Episode #1.31 (1954) ... Self - Actress
1954
SelfGeneral Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
(TV Special) Self / Hostess / Nellie Forbush (segment 'South Pacific')
1954
SelfThe Ford 50th Anniversary Show
(TV Special) Self
1953
SelfThe Philco Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Self - Salute to Richard Rodgers (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfMeet the Stars #8: Stars Past and Present
(Documentary short) Self
1941
SelfMeet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2
(Documentary short) Self
1941
SelfFashion Horizons
(Documentary short) Self - Co-Starred in Paramount's "Love Thy Neighbor"
1940
SelfMeet the Stars #1: Chinese Garden Festival
(Documentary short) Self
1940
SelfAngels of Mercy
(Short) Self (performer)
1940
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self / Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan' - Bing Crosby Rediscovered (2014) ... Self - Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (2009) ... Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan' - You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990) ... Self
1990-2014
Archive footageOut of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II
(TV Movie documentary) Nellie Forbush
2012
Archive footageJohnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2009
Archive footageThe Best of the Royal Variety
(TV Series) Self - The Legends (2006) ... Self
2006
Archive footageBroadway: The American Musical
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Dolly Levi (in 'Hello, Dolly!') / Nellie Forbush (in 'South Pacific') - Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004) ... Dolly Levi (in 'Hello, Dolly!') - Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': 1943-1960 (2004) ... Nellie Forbush (in 'South Pacific')
2004
Archive footageBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Subject / Self - Mary Martin: Magic in the Air (2003) ... Self - Subject - The Von Trapp Family: Harmony and Discord (1998) ... Self
1998-2003
Archive footageA Bing Crosby Christmas
(Video documentary) Self
1998
Archive footageThe 52nd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self
1998
Archive footageOnly You
Self (uncredited)
1994
Archive footageThe 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame
Self (uncredited)
1984