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Mary Martin

Actress Mary Martin

Profession: Actress

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: 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

  • 1946-06-08 Raymond Scott and Bernard Hanighen's musical "Lute Song", starring Mary Martin, Yul Brenner, and Nancy Davis, and directed by John Houseman, closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 142 performances
  • 1954-01-16 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific", starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, closes at the Majestic Theater, NYC, after 1928 performances;, winning 10 Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prize
  • 1954-10-20 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC; runs for 152 performances
  • 1955-02-26 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 152 performances
  • 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
  • 1956-01-09 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series
  • 1960-12-08 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast, for a 3rd time, on NBC as a special event, videotaped in color for future rebroadcasts
  • 1989-03-24 NBC rebroadcasts Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard's 1960 version of "Peter Pan" for the first time since 1973
  • 2014-12-04 NBC airs musical "Peter Pan Live!" starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken; substantially revised from the earlier Mary Martin productions

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