Mary Martin Honoree 12th Kennedy Center Honours Video

Mary Martin Honoree 12th Kennedy Center Honors 1989

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Mary Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer, and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career, including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

As nurse Nellie Forbush, Martin opened on Broadway in South Pacific on April 7, 1949. Her performance was called “memorable…funny and poignant in turns”, and she earned a Tony Award. She opened in the West End production on November 1, 1951. Her next major success was in the role of Peter in the Broadway production of Peter Pan in October 1954, with Martin winning the Tony Award. Martin opened on Broadway in The Sound of Music as Maria on November 16, 1959, and stayed in the show until October 1961. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The musical gave Martin “the chance to display her homespun charm.” In 1966, she appeared on Broadway in the two-person musical I Do! I Do! with Robert Preston, and was nominated for the Tony Award (Leading Actress in a Musical). A national tour with Preston began in March 1968, but was cancelled early due to Martin’s illness.

Mary’s Stage Work

Leave It to Me! (1938)
Nice Goin’! (1939)
One Touch of Venus (1943–1945)
Pacific 1860 (1946)
Lute Song (1946)
Annie Get Your Gun (1947)
South Pacific (1949–1951)
Kind Sir (1953)
Peter Pan (1954)
The Skin of Our Teeth (1955)
Annie Get Your Gun (1957) 10 Weeks Los Angeles and San Francisco
South Pacific (1957) 10 Weeks touring Los Angeles and San Francisco
Music with Mary Martin (1958)
The Sound of Music (1959)
Jennie (1963)
Hello, Dolly! (1965–1966) US Tour, Asia and for 6 months in London
I Do! I Do! (1966–1969) One year on Broadway, nearly one year on tour
A Celebration of Richard Rodgers (1972)
Together on Broadway: Mary Martin & Ethel Merman (1977)
Do You Turn Somersaults? (1978)
Our Heart Belongs To Mary (1985); 1 performance only at the Shubert Theater on Broadway
Legends (1985–1987)

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Mary Martin Honoree 12th Kennedy Center Honors 1989
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Mary Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer, and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career, including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.