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Mary Martin

Actress Mary Martin

Profession: Actress

United States of America

Why Famous: Peter Pan, South Pacific

Born: December 1, 1913
Birthplace: Weatherford, Texas, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: November 3, 1990 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1940-05-05 Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

Historical Events

  • 1955-03-07 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series; attracts a then record 65 million viewers
  • 1989-03-24 NBC rebroadcasts Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard's 1960 version of "Peter Pan" for the first time since 1973

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